e2e4 Chess runs what are widely regarded as the best chess tournaments in the UK.  We were featured on Chessbase - read the article here.


e2e4 London Gatwick International

26th - 30th October 2016

Crowne Plaza, London-Gatwick Airport, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX, England

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GM & IM norm : Offers players the opportunity to play for GM and IM norm in two 10 play all play all sections.  Players rated over 2050 can play the IM norm section, as can those who have qualified via the Challengers. 

Unforunately, two GMs did not get UK visas and two other players withdrew.  We have replaced all of these players but it is no longer possible to run two all play all sections with all players having norm chances.  We have therefore taken the decision to combine the two sections into a 20 player swiss (still with 6 GMs) to ensure that everyone retains their norm chances. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Challengers : is open to players rated over 1900, or graded above 150 ECF, or qualified from a previous Major. Players will be placed in groups of approximately equal strength. The winner of each challengers section will qualify for the next Masters event free of charge..

Major : is open to all players rated below 2000 (or graded below 165 ECF) who want to play 9 competitive FIDE rated games of chess in a friendly atmosphere with the opportunity to gain those all important rating points or obtain their first ever FIDE rating. Players will be placed in groups according to rating / grade so that all the players in a group are of a similar strength.






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