Chess Challenge 2 (and Simul event by Japan Champion CM Tran Thanh Tu)

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This is a tournament especially for those who are new to chess or have the rating of less than 1400. No need to record the moves. Just come and try and see how you play in a tournament!!

There is another special simultaneous chess event held on the same day. The simul event is by CM Tran Thanh Tu, our Japan Champion!

You can just come and play in Chess Challenge 2, just try your chess ability against Tu in the simul or participate in both events! Sign up early to get your spot in the events!!


Dates/Venue/Time Control:

  • February 20th(Sat) 10:00~13:00/ Shinagawa Ward General Kumin Hall “Kyurian” (Across from JR Oimachi Station) .
  • 3R Swiss. 15min+10sec/move, Rapid, NCS rated.
  • Limited to 16 participants. There will be 2 groups of 8 players


  • Entry fee: 2,000yen, For NCS members only (yearly or 1-time tournament members)
    Special Offer!
    3000yen for participating in both Challenge 2 and the Simul!
  • Beginners, UR players, <1400 players
  • Registration: email at
    Registration: Between Feb.6th 20:00 and Feb.17th 20:00. (Only 16 spots)
    Payment Deadline: Between Feb.12th and Feb.18th 12:00.
  • See <Bank account information>


9:30 Venue opens
9:45 Technical Meeting
10:00 Round 1
11:00 Round 2
12:00 Round 3
13:15 Closing


A small gift prize for the top 3 players! Participation prize for all players!

Other regulations

  • The default time is 10 min. from the start of each game. If any player is not present 10min. after the game started, he/she shall lose the game by default. The game is not rated.
  • Tie-breaks: 1. Buchholz, 2. Sonneborn-Berger, 3. Drawing lots.
  • Please email NCS if you are late or will not be able to participate.
  • All electronic devices including a smartwatch have to be turned off and stored away. Not to be touched or carried out of the playing room during the game. If a player is found with a mobile device during his/her game, the player loses the game.
  • Spectators are allowed to take photos for the first 10 min. of each game, including the use of a mobile but after 10 minutes, all mobiles have to be put away by the spectators and they are not allowed to use them in the playing room.
  • The organizer will provide chess equipment including clocks.
  • No observers are allowed without permission. Please contact NCS. You need to have the permission the day before your requested date. No permission is given on the day of the event.
  • All players have to agree to the above rules and the <COVID-19 Guidelines>
  • The tournament will follow FIDE rules unless otherwise stated above. (1st illegal move – 2 extra minutes are given to the opponent. 2nd illegal move – loss of the game. etc.)
  • The organizer reserves the right for changing the above conditions in case of reasonable cases before the first round begins. And please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the website and in the press, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to the National Chess Society of Japan photographing and using your image and likeness.

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Organized by
National Chess Society of Japan
(Japan Chess Federation)


CM Tran Thanh Tu Simul Event