Special characteristics for the 2021 event

For the staging of the Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2021, a comprehensive hygiene and infection control concept had to be submitted to the responsible authorities. This provides for a closed event where no spectators are allowed.

We will broadcast all games of the Sparkassen Chess Trophy online. Naturally, special attention will be paid to the match between Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Within the framework of our video channel on Youtube ( there will also be further information and backgrounds every day.

Our online open this year in cooperation with LiChess ( was very well received in the chess world. But don't worry: we will also organise another classical Open at the Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2022 from 16.07.-24.07.2022 in the Westfalenhallen Dortmund. At the same time, we would also like to grant access to the many chess fans from home and abroad again from 2022. Because: It's worth it to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Westfalenhallen, very close to the stars of the NC World Masters and the German Grand Prix.

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