Optiver Chess Championship 2024

Optiver Chess Championship 2024

Date: February 22, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm CET

Online qualifiers: January 15, 2024
Application deadline: January 7, 2024
Location: Amsterdam HQ

Optiver presents the second edition of the Optiver Chess Championship, inviting chess enthusiasts from across the UK and EU to put their skills to the test for the chance to join the live finals and challenge Grandmaster Anish Giri.

The championship begins with virtual qualifying rounds on Monday, 15 January 2024. Hosted on, we will host three categories catering to players at all levels. 

This year, we’re thrilled to offer an exclusive opportunity for the top performers. If you rank among the top 2 in your category, you’ll be invited to our Amsterdam office for the live finals, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered. The winners from each category will also have the chance to challenge chess Grandmaster Anish Giri in a simultaneous exhibition match on Thursday, 22 February. Additionally, a select few students will be invited to watch the live event, providing a unique opportunity to network with fellow chess enthusiasts and meet Anish.

Prepare your best strategies and get ready to join us for a tournament that celebrates skill, strategy, and the spirit of competition. The Optiver Chess Championship 2024 is waiting for your move.

  • Currently studying at a university in the UK or EU.
  • You are able to demonstrate at the time of application that you have the requisite visa or other travel arrangements or authorisations in place in order to allow you to attend the live event in person.

Application closed

Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].

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