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Schachopen Schwarzach

Fixed stars of the European chess scene

Great chess tradition is at home on the Salzburg sun terrace. Since 1986, schachopen Schwarzach, one of the best-endowed and best-attended chess tournaments in Austria with arguably the highest Elo cut in the country, invites you to a top-class tournament. This is where experienced grandmasters and ambitious amateurs meet to compete against the board that means the chess world.

Review of the Schachopen Schwarzach 2019

For decades, the Schwarzach Chess Open has been an integral part of the Austrian tournament calendar. The 34th edition from 13 to 21 July in the Festsaal Schwarzach – this year hosted for the new date in July – brought together 170 players from 15 nations.

Five grandmasters and 20 international title holders underpinned the exceptional class of the tournament. With a total of € 13,000 prize money and valuable Elo points for the world rankings, thrilling games were provided. The 17-member delegation of the “Botvinnik chess school”, one of the most famous chess schools in Russia, was partly responsible for this.

After the great success, the planning for the 35th Schwarzach Chess Open begins.

Due to Covid-19, the event will not be possible in 2020. The 35th Schwarzach Chess Open will not be staged until 2021. Dates will be announced.

About the Chess Open

The traditional Schwarzach Chess Open is played according to the Swiss system. It counts for the national Elo rating of Austria and Germany as well as for the international EU-Elo rating. The high-class field of participants around grandmasters and international title holders is divided into an open main tournament and several class tournaments for different Elo performance levels.

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Do you take part in the Schwarzach Schachopen and are looking for accommodation or would you like to attend the top-class chess event as a spectator? Then let us make anoffertoday!


A safe holiday

Dear guests of the Salzburg Sun Terrace!

Our accommodations have all taken Corona-related measures to facilitate a divine holiday on the Sun Terrace for you.

We have all learned how to handle this situation over the last months. We have to forgo handshakes and hugs at the moment. This way we can protect ourselves and each other. Cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance in the accommodations.

This holiday will be different, but we’re sure – it will still be unique and remembered fondly.

Your Salzburg Sun Terrace team