■■■18th Univé Chess Tournament 2014■■■

■■■18th Univé Chess Tournament 2014■■■

Jobava-Timman (Match) 2014, 12 – 18 Oct 2014, Hoogeveen (Netherlands)
Giri-Shirov (Match) 2014,
12 – 18 Oct 2014, Hoogeveen (Netherlands)




Unive Matches (Giri – Shirov and Timman – Jobava) are taking place on 11-18th October 2014 in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands. Follow LIVE with analysis

Unive Hoogeveen Open 2014

The Unive Hoogeveen Chess Open Tournament 2014 is taking place on 11-18th October 2014 in Hoogeveen, in the Netherlands.
Top seed is Ukrainian GM Andrey Vovk.

The Univé Chess Tournament will be held from Saturday 11th through Saturday 18th October 2014. The tournament consists of the Univé Matches, the Univé Open and two amateur tournaments. All tournaments will take place in the attractive town hall of Hoogeveen. In the chess café, well-known commentators will analyse the games with the audience. The games can also be followed live on this website.

Univé Matches

This year the four-player double-round robin has been replaced by two six-game matches. Anish Giri will take on Alexey Shirov, and Jan Timman will play Baadur Jobava.

Univé Open

In the Univé Open, 9 rounds will be played. There is space for approximately 84 players with a minimal rating of 2000. The Univé Open is an international tournament, and consequently (grand-) master norms can be achieved. There is a total prize fund of € 7,500 with a 1st prize of € 3,000.

Amateur toernaments

Group I (= afternoon group): for players with a rating up to 2100. Group II (= morning group): also for players with a rating up to 2100. Each group can contain a maximum of 84 players. They play 7 rounds. 1st prize for both groups is € 250 each.

Rate of play

The rate of play for the Univé Open and Amateur Group I is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time + an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Amateur Group II: 36 moves in 105 minutes, followed by 10 minutes extra time + 5 seconds extra time per move starting from the first time control.

Tournament Schedule

Date Matches Univé Open Amateur Groups
Saturday 11th October 2014 Opening ceremony 1st round 1st round
Sunday 12th October 2014 1st round 2nd round 2nd round
Monday 13th October 2014 2nd round 3rd round 3rd round
Tuesday 14th October 2014 3rd round 4th round 4th round
Wednesday 15th October 2014 Rest day 5th round +
6th round
Rest day
Thursday 16th October 2014 4th round 7th round 5th round
Friday 17th October 2014 5th round 8th round 6th round
Saturday 18th October 2014 6th round +
closing ceremony
9th round 7th round

Start of Rounds

Matches: all rounds start at 14.00h
Univé Open: rounds 1-4 and 7-9 at 14.00h, round 5 at 09.30h, round 6 at 16.00h
Amateur Group 1: 1st round at 14.30h; other rounds at 14.00h
Amateur Group 2: 1st round at 10.00h; other rounds at 09.30h

Registration before first round

All players are required to check in at the tournament desk before the first round.
Open tournament: Saturday 11th October between 12.00-13.00h
Amateur 1: Saturday 11th October between 13.00-14.00h
Amateur 2: Saturday 11th October between 09.00-09.30h
If you do not check in on time, another participant may be paired in your place.

Game Analyses

Sunday 12th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur
Monday 13th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur
Tuesday 14th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur
Thursday 16th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur
Friday 17th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur
Saturday 18th October 2014 Aanvang plm. 14.45 uur


To register for the event you can use the entry form, at the same time transferring the entry fee on bank account number
NL67ABNA0610325876, in the name of Stichting Schaaktoernooi Hoogeveen, mentioning ‘deelnemersbijdrage’.

The entry fee for the Open Tournament is € 70; entrance is free for IGMs and IMs; FMs pay € 40; youth players, born in or after 1996, also pay € 40.
Entrance fee for either of the amateur tournaments is € 40 for all participants.

Only if you have registered as well as paid on time you will be certain of participation.
If your name is not on the participants’ list a week after your registration, please contact us.


Univé is the main sponsor of the Univé Chess Tournament. With this sponsoring the company underlines the importance of this grandmaster chess tournament, which has grown into one of the best-known international chess events.

Gemeente Hoogeveen
Catering & Partyservice J. van ’t Hooge
HCR Hoogeveen
HCR De Spaarbankhoeve
DGT Projects
Brasserie ’t Raethuys in Hoogeveen
Autobedrijf Wemmenhove
Vakantiepark Westerbergen



Univé Chess Tournament Hoogeveen
in the name of Jeroen Bottema
E-mail: secretariaat@univechess.nl
Internet: http://www.univechess.nl
Bank relation: ABN AMRO bank, NL67ABNA0610325876