49th Kronborg Chess Open 2020

International Chess Tournament since 1971

21st – 24th May 2020


Helsingør Skakklub (Elsinore Chessclub) invites chessplayers to 7 rounds FIDE round robin in 4 days. The International Chess Tournament is open for all players.

Kronborg International Chess Tournament is named after the famous castle Kronborg Castle, located in Elsinore – the home of Hamlet.

There is a view to the castle directly from the game room which is located down to the beach on the Marienlyst Beach Hotel.

We offer an international chess tournament in great surroundings with the possibility to stay at the playing venue.

Registration for the Kronborg Chess Open 2020 is open. It is now possible to register directly through our partner, NemTilmeld (registration and payment)

Read more about the tournament below or on our tournament page (danish) HSKAK.



Kronborg Chess Open is an international chess tournament with a total prize sum is over DKK 20,000 (€3.000), depending on the number of participants.

Last year, the tournament had participants from Norway, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Indonesia, India and of course Denmark. We are therefore looking forward to seeing many nationalities and levels together with Danish chess players.


A round robin or Monrad chess tournament

The tournament is divided into groups of 8 players where everyone is playing against each other. The group selection is according to Danish rating and foreign players Elo-rating number is transferred to the Danish. The report time is 90 minutes to each player for the whole game + 30 seconds per. move. Note there is no extra time added after 40 moves.



Enrollment   21st May           9.00

Welcome       21st May           9.50  by Club President René Fabricius Weichel

Round 1 & 2 | 21nd May      10:00 – 15:00 and 16:00 – 21:00

Round 3 | 22rd May               17:00 – 22:00

Round 4 & 5 | 23th May        10:00 – 15:00 and 16:00 – 21:00

Round 6 & 7 | 24th May        10.00 – 15.00 and 16.00 – 21.00



Marienlyst Strandhotel, Ndr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Helsingør

(Marienlyst Beach Hotel, Ndr. Strandvej 2, 3000 Elsingore)



There is the possibility of accommodation at Marienlyst Strandhotel at a special price in connection with the tournament. Use the Discount Code: Skak2020 with the online booking and get 15% off the prices below.

Price for single room from 895 DKK and double room from 1.195 DKK incl. breakfast buffet.

Book your room here



90 minutes per player for the whole game plus 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the first move.

Note: You are allowed to be up to 30 minutes late for your game. Further delay means that you lose your game.



7 rounds Round Robin in Groups of 8 | The lowest ranking group is played as Monrad system if there are more than 8 players.

The winner of the top group is awarded the title Kronborg Master. Placing are determined by Sonneborn-Berger correction if the score is tied.



All classes DKK 350 (€47)

GM, WGM, IM, WIM players have free entry fee



Master Class (M1)

1st prize DKK 4,000 (€535) | 2nd prize, DKK 1,500 (€200)

Master Class (M2)

1st prize DKK 2,000 (€268)| 2nd prize DKK 1,000 (€134)

Master Class (M3)

1st prize DKK 1,500 (€200) | 2nd prize DKK 800 (€107)

Other classes

1st prize DKK 1,000 (€134) | 2nd prize DKK 600 (€80)

The above prizes are at a participant number of min. 48. There may be adjustments in prizes depending on the participant numbers and rating level.



Tuesday, May 17th at the latest. Apply online at our registration form at Nemtilmeld



René Fabricius Weichel | rene@hskak.dk | Mobile +45 2920 0457



Online payment with credit card through Nemtilmeld here https://hskak.nemtilmeld.dk/3/

Bank transfer
IBAN: DK5105500000102727

Remember sign the name(s) of the players when you pay with bank transfer

Your registration will only be final/available on the Danish Chess Union Tournament Page after payment is registered



Well-stocked canteen at the venue

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Marienlyst Strandhotel - See the playing venue