The Portuguese Chess Federation celebrates its 90th anniversary with an International Chess Open. The tournament will held in a 9-round Swiss system, rated for  FIDE, and valid for title norms. The tournament is included in the national Classical Chess Circuit. On 11 February, there will be an (optional) rapid tournament, included in the national Rapid Chess Circuit.


1) Place and scheduele

 The tournament will take place in Altis Park Hotel ****, next to the underground station Olaias; address: Avenida Arantes e Oliveira nth 9, 1900-064 Lisbon, Portugal.





4 de Feb. saturday


Accreditation and opening ceremony

4 de Feb. saturday


1st  round

4 de Feb. saturday


2nd  round

5 de Feb. sunday


3rd  round

5 de Feb. sunday


4th  round

6 de Feb. monday


5th  round

7 de Feb. tuesday


6th  round

8 de Feb. wednesday


7th  round

9 de Feb. thursday


8th  round

10 de Feb. friday


9th  round

10 de Feb. friday


Closing cerimony

11 de Feb. saturday


Rapid tournament (optional)


2. Playing system

The Portugal Open will be a 9-round Swiss System tournament; pairing program will be Swiss Manager.  According to the number of participants, the pairing may be accelerated in the first rounds, or the number of roudns may be ajusted. Each player shall have 90 minutos plus 30 seconds per move from the first move. The tournament shall be rated for FIDE ELO ratings.

The game shall be forfeit if the player is not present 60 minutes after the time scheduled for the round start. Players who forfeit two games shall be excluded.

Each player may request two half-point byes in the first six rounds. These request shall be made in writing to the Tournament Director before the previous rounds finishes. Byes for the first two rounds may be requested by email before the tournament starts.


3. Tie-breaks

The following criteria shall be applied if two players finish with the same number of points.:

  1. Direct encounter [11];
  2. Buchholz without worst result [37] (1,0,N,N,0,N);
  3. Buchholz [37] (0,0,N,N,0,N);
  4. Sonneborn-Berger [52] (0,0,N,N,0,N,N);
  5. Most victories [68];
  6. Most games as black [53];
  7. Each player has the right to one single prize


4. Entries

Players affiliated to the Portuguese Chess Federation shall send their entry through their clubs, using the FPX platform. Other players shall send their entries to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.  

No entries shall be accepted after the maximum capacity of the playing venue is reached. The organization reserves the right to reject entries.

The entry fee for Open de Portugal 2017, as below, shall be paid to the following bank account:  PT 50 0035 0281 00009547 830 13


Until 20/01/2017

After 3/02/2017


35 €

40 €

Under 20 (born 1997 and after)
Senior 65+ (born 1952 and before)

25 €

30 €



40 €


5. Prizes


1º place


2º place

3º place 900€

4º place

5º place 600€
6º place 500€
7º place 400€
8º place 300€
9º place 200€
10º place 100€
11º place 100€
12º place 100€
13º place 100€
14º place 100€
15º place 100€


1º place ELO Under 2000


1º place ELO Under 1800

1º place female player 100€

1º place senior +65

1º place senior +50 100€
1º under 20 100€
1º under 18 100€
1º under 16 wooden board and chess pieces
1º under 14 wooden board and chess pieces
1º under 12 wooden board and chess pieces
1º under 10 wooden board and chess pieces
1º under 08 wooden board and chess pieces



The Chief and Deputy Arbitrer shall be announced soon.



The President and remaining members of the Appeal Comittee shall be named before the tournament starts.



Appeals against decisions by the Chief Arbitrer shall be submited in writing to the President of the Appeal Comittee within one hour after the round finishes.

With the appeal shall be delivered to the President of the Appeal Comittee a bond of €100, which shall be returned if the appeal is accepted. Bonds for rejected appeals revert to the Portuguese Chess Federation.

All decisions of the Appeal Comittee are final.



The organization provides lodgement options for the period 3 to 11 February 2017.

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           Altis Park Hotel (****)


Bed and breakfast pax

Until 20/01/2017

After 03/02/2017


54 €

56 €

Twin or double

28 €

32 €


      Meals are available at Hotel Altis Park, at the prize of €14, if reserved with the entry submission. In the surrounding area there are several other restaurants.


     10. FINAL

All participants accept fully this regulations, and authorize the organization to use the stricly necessary personal data, as well as photos and videos where they may appear, for the management of tournament and its divulgation on the Internet and press.


The FIDE and FPX regulations shall apply to all cases not mentioned in this regulation. The Tournament Director shall use its best judgement for all cases that may persist.


Bank Name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Beneficiary: Federação Portuguesa de Xadrez
IBAN: PT50 0035 0281 0000954783013

Adress: Rua Frei Francisco Foreiro, nº 2, 4º Esqº 1150-166 Lisboa