Tokyo Chess Championship 2024


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  • Dates:Saturday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 3rd
  • Venue Shinagawa Ward General Kumin Hall “Curian”5th Floor
    5-18-1 Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (map) 
  • Format:6 Rounds, Swiss, 45min+30sec/move, National Rated

*This tournament will use accelerated swiss. For details, please see “Tournament Rules”.



  • Entry criteria:Japan Chess Federation members (yearly or 1-time tournament members)
    *Please make sure that your membership is in effect until the date of the tournament. If you are not a member, please purchase tickets on Peatix and register as a member as soon as possible.
  • Entry fee:8,000 yen
    ・U22: 5,600 yen
    *U22 refers to players who have not reached 22 by January 1st, 2024, players born in or after 2002.
  • Registration:Purchase tickets through [Peatix] during the application period (Limit: 70 spots)

    A “waiting list” ticket will be sold at the same price along with the “participation ticket” on Peatix.
    “Waiting list tickets” can be purchased only when the capacity has been reached and regular tickets are sold out. If a cancellation occurs, the participants will be allowed to participate in the tournament in the order in which they purchased their “waiting list tickets,” and the purchase price will be applied directly to the entry fee. If the waiting list is not filled by one week prior to the tournament, the purchase price will be refunded.

    If a waiting list ticket purchaser becomes eligible to participate in the tournament, he/she will be notified via his/her registered email address.

  • Registration Period:From 18:00 on Friday, January 12th, 2024 to 23:59 on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024


Playing Schedule

Saturday, March 2nd

09:45-10:10  Check-in

10:10  Opening Ceremony

10:30  Round 1

14:00  Round 2

17:00  Round 3


Sunday, March 3rd

09:30  Round 4

13:00  Round 5

16:00  Round 6

19:00  Prize Giving



  • Players will be split into 2 groups, Open and Group A upon the starting list.
    Top 5 players of each group will be given prizes. Prize Money will be as below.

    The prize of Open will be prioritized, and one player will be not given multiple prizes.
  • Open: 1st 15,000 yen, 2nd 10,000 yen, 3rd 8,000 yen, 4th and 5th ChessMood Prizes.
  • Group A: Plaques for 1st~3rd, ChessMood Prizes for 1st~5th.
  • Tie-breaks will be used to determine the ranking, and prize money will not be shared among players with the same points. 
  • This is a qualifying tournament for Japan Chess Championship which is held between May 2nd and May 6th 2023 in Tokyo. The number of qualifying spots is 1 spot per 8 participants of the tournament (the number of participants will include players who have already qualified).


Other regulations

Tournament rules

  • Accelerated Swiss Pairing
    ①What is Accelerated Swiss Pairing?
    Accelerated Swiss is a variation of the Swiss System, where virtual points used only for deciding the pairings will be given in the first few rounds of the tournament to players in the top half of the start list. After a certain number of rounds, the virtual points will not be accounted for, and rest of the tournament will proceed upon usual Swiss pairings.
    The virtual points are used solely for deciding the pairings. The points will not be added to the actual points that the players gain in the games, and will not be accounted for in the final standings.

    ②Accelerated Swiss in this tournament
    The Accelerated Swiss will come into effect for the first two rounds in this tournament. Players on the top half of the start list will be given 1 “pairing point” for Round 1 and 0.5 for Round 2. After Round 3, the pairing points will disappear, and the tournament will proceed upon usual Swiss pairings.
  • Tie-breaks:
    (1) Buchholz Cut-1
    (2) Buchholz 
    (3) Sonneborn-Berger 
    (4) Sum of the ratings of the opponents 
    (5) Drawing of lots
  • Default time:  If any player is not present within 10 min after the game starts, she/he shall lose the game by default. The game is not rated.
  • Advance Bye: Bye (non-playing) declarations will be accepted until 18:00 on the day before the tournament day, and must be entered on the Bye Request Form. A player will receive 0.5 points for an advance bye and 0 points for a bye declared after the deadline, but all byes declared in the final round will receive 0 points. Players with more than one round of declared byes will be eliminated from the prize pool.
  • The compulsory Bye (Bye on the pairings) will be 1 point.
  • Pairings for the first round must be made after 18:00 and before 24:00 on the day before the tournament.
  • If you wish to declare a bye or cancel your participation in the tournament after the closing time of the previous day, please contact .
  • If a player missed the last round without prior Bye report,  and does not contact the above address by email before the pairings of the next round is published, he/she will be disqualified and will be excluded from the tournament. 
  • Players must use clocks, chess sets, and score sheets provided by the organizer.
  • Players need record all moves. After the game is over, both players must sign each other’s score sheets and report the result to the arbiter. The results must be confirmed before signing.
  • All electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, smart watches, etc. must be turned off and put away in a bag during the game. They must not be worn during the match and must not be taken out of the venue in a bag. This rule applies regardless of whether or not the electronic devices are turned on, and any player who violates this rule will lose the match immediately, not by default. The use of smartphones or any other communication devices in the venue is also prohibited for observers and players who have finished their matches.
  • The order of precedence of the criteria for determining starting order shall be National Rating, Title, and Alphabetical order.
  • The tournament will follow FIDE rules unless otherwise stated above. (2nd illegal move – loss of the game. Pressing the clock by mistake or pressing it with the other hand which touched the pieces will also be judged as an illegal move.)


Media-related rules

  • The tournament results will be posted on the Internet ( for reporting purposes. The game record may also be published on the Internet. Participants agree to the publication of their real names, results, and game records.
  • Observers are allowed to take photos for the first 10 minutes of each game, including the use of a mobile, but after 10 minutes, all mobiles have to be put away by the observers, and they are not allowed to use them in the playing room. Exception for people with special permission.
  • Individuals who wish to use photos or videos of participants (during games, award ceremonies, etc.) must be careful to protect their privacy. In addition to obtaining comprehensive consent in advance, for example, in the case of minors, the permission of their guardians must be obtained, and due consideration must be given to the protection of personal information and portrait rights.
  • The organizer will take photos, record videos, and broadcast the event live. These may be published and used in media such as websites, SNS, video sites, and journals managed by the Japan Chess Federation. Participants shall agree to the publication and live broadcast of these photos and videos.


COVID-19 Guideline

  • All players have to follow the COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition.


Other rules

・The organizer reserves the right to change the above conditions in case of reasonable cases before the first round begins.

・Due to the spread of coronavirus infection or other unforeseeable reasons, there may be unavoidable changes to the duration of the event, or the event may be cancelled.

・If cancellation is made before the day 8-days before the registration deadline and the number of participants has not reached the maximum number, a refund will be made. We do not refund from 7-days before the application deadline. We do not refund once the number of applicants has reached the maximum.
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・The Japan Chess Federation cannot be held responsible for any problems that occur between individuals.

・If there is a discrepancy between English and Japanese, the Japanese version prevails.


Organizer and Sponsorship


Japan Chess Federation

Tachikawa Chess Club





COVID-19 Guidelines 4th Edition

Chess-results (List of participants)