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The most important annual chess tournament in Warsaw


Under the honorary patronage of Adam Struzik -  Marshal of the Masovian Voivodeship and Radosław Jedynak -  president of the Polish Chess Federation

For amateurs and pros

The tournament consists of two divisions.

Chess Pieces

PRO tournament

Tournament for players with ranking above 2000 FIDE.

Chess Pieces

OPEN tournament

Tournament for players rated below 2000 FIDE.


OPEN tournament

Tournament for players rated below 2000 FIDE.


The tournament will be held in Warsaw, at the Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport,
ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1J.



Applications possible through:


We are waiting for your applications until July 11, 2022! Note that the application itself does not guarantee participation in the tournament - you must purchase a ticket.

Entry fee

Buy a ticket by 12/07/2022 and pay only:

PRO tournament

(FIDE min. 2000):  

PLN 260 or€60*

OPEN tournament
(FIDE max. 2000):  

PLN 220 orEUR 50


KIDS tournament
(for children up to 11 years of age):  

PLN 50 orEUR 10


* players with the title of GM or WGM exempt from the entry fee

PRO Tournament (FIDE min. 2000):

260 PLN or 60 EUR

players with the title of GM or WGM exempt from the entry fee.

OPEN tournament (FIDE max. 2000):

220 PLN or 50 EUR

Payments of the entry fee by July 12, 2022 :   

Domestic Transfers to the UKS TSz Zieloni Zielonka account:                     

 56 1090 1043 0000 0001 1341 8257       

 Currency account in EUR for foreign transfers

 37 1090 2590 0000 0001 5045 2248

 Bank Santander, BIC code: WBKPPLPP

After this date, players who didn't pay the entry fee will be removed from the players list. In special cases, it is possible to pay in cash in the game room (after arrangeing it with the organizer first via email). Entry fee for players who registered after the deadline: + 20 PLN or 5 EUR.

Entry fee for players playing in the PRO tournament if the ranking requirement is not met
+ 50% (Tournament A - PLN 390 or EUR 90; Tournament B - PLN 330 or EUR 75).


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He represents chess clubs in the Polish, Czech, German, English and Icelandic leagues. In addition to playing chess, Pakleza comments on the most important chess events in the world as the main commentator of the Polish Chess Association.



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The system of games

PRO tournament: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for completion + 30 seconds for each move

OPEN tournament: 90 minutes + 30 seconds for each move


All tournaments are submitted for FIDE rating.

The current FIDE rules and fair play apply.

The FIDE Electronic Doping Guidelines - Anty-Cheating Guidelines - will be used in the tournament.

The allowed delay time is 30 minutes.

The PRO tournament allows you to fulfill the standards for international titles (GM, WGM, IM, WIM)

Auxiliary Scoring:

  1. Buchholz Cut-1

  2. Buchholz

  3. Number of wins

  4. Sonneborn-Berger

The main judge will be FA Ryszard Królikowski (license no .: 07300006, e-mail: )


Monday, 18th July 2022

15:30 - 16:00



Confirmation of applications

Technical briefing and opening of the tournament

1st round

​ Tuesday - Friday, 19 - 22 July 2022


2nd - 5th round

Saturday, July 23, 2022


4:30 p.m

6th round
7th round

Sunday, July 24, 2022

4:30 p.m

8th round

Monday, July 25, 2022


4:00 p.m

9th round
End of the tournament

Prize pool: PLN 25,200


All amounts are given in PLN and are gross amounts. 10% tax must be deducted from prizes above PLN 2,000.

The prizes are not split or combined, and the player is free to choose a prize of a higher value.

In each tournament, cups for places I-III and for the best woman and junior.



PRO tournament

OPEN tournament

1st place

PLN 4,000

1500 PLN

2nd place

PLN 3,000

1200  PLN

3rd place

2000 PLN

1000  PLN

4th place

1500 PLN

800  PLN

5th place

1000 PLN

PLN 600

6th place

PLN 800

500  PLN

7th place

700 PLN

400  PLN

8th place

PLN 600

350  PLN

9th place

PLN 500

300  PLN

X place

PLN 400

250  PLN

The best woman

PLN 600

400  PLN

The best junior under 18

PLN 600

400  PLN

Up to 2400 FIDE

PLN 400

Up to 2250 FIDE

PLN 400

Up to 2100 FIDE

PLN 400

Until 1900 FIDE

PLN 300

Up to 1800 FIDE

Up to 1700 FIDE

PLN 300

PLN 300

Up to 1450 FIDE

Up to 1300 FIDE

PLN 200

PLN 200


PLN 200


16900 PLN

8300 PLN

Warsaw Chess KIDS

Simultaneously with the OPEN and PRO tournament, on Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 there will be a KIDS tournament, intended for children up to 11 years of age.


The price for taking part is PLN 50 or € 10.


There will be cups for the 1st-3rd place winners. In addition, the cup will also be awarded to the best player, and 20% of the best - material prizes.

Applications on tournament websites or by e-mail: by July 20, 2022.


Introduce your child to the world of the royal game!


and food

Single room:  220.00 PLN with VAT / with breakfast

Two-person room:  PLN 250.00 with VAT / with breakfast (PLN 125.00 per person)

P arking P6:  PLN 25 with VAT / per place / per day, subject to availability;

other spaces in the P1 car park at a special price of PLN 50 per place / day.

Please use the direct booking link, which will take you to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel booking page and, after selecting the correct arrival date, will provide a promotional price for tournament participants.

Please select the date of arrival and provide a credit card number as a guarantee of the reservation.

Book your group rate for MZSZ Warsaw Chess Open

In the case of hotel rooms - special prices will be valid until July 5th.

Competitors with GM / WGM titles, accommodation in the form of individual arrangements with the organizer.


Additional information

The players take out insurance on their own. Care for underage players during the tournament is provided by their legal guardians or persons authorized by them.

The main judge in agreement decides about all matters not included in the regulations

with the organizer. The right to interpret the regulations belongs to the organizer.

Competitors consent to the processing of personal data by the organizer in accordance with the GDPR.

Files to download


Communication in English

Map of the hotel and parking lot

Take a break in Mazovia!

The project is co-financed from the budget of the Marshal's Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.

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