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47th Annual Keres Memorial Chess Tournament


A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated Swiss


May 20-22, 2023


$8000 Guaranteed Prize Fund




When: Saturday May 20- Monday May 22 (Victoria Day weekend) 2023


Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X 


Sections: Premier(FIDE & CFC rated), U2000, U1600. U1300, U900 (all CFC rated)


Time Control: G/90 + 30 sec increment


Rounds: Saturday 12:00 noon, 5:00pm,  Sunday 10:00am, 5:00pm, Monday 10:00am, 3:00pm


Prizes:  $8000 Guaranteed Prize Fund

Premier Section: $1400, $850, $500, $300, $100;  U2200 $500, $300, $100

U2000 Section: $800, $450; U1800 $300, $200

U1600 Section: $400, $300; U1400 $200, $150

U1300 Section: $275, $225, U1100 $125

U900 Section: $125, $100

Top Unrated (highest score from any of U1600, U1300, or U900): $125, $100, $75


Prizes will be paid out by PayPal or Interact withing 48 hours after the event.


Entry Fee:

Early Bird (registered and paid on or before Monday April 10): $90

Registered and paid on or before Monday May 15): $105

Free to those with FIDE rating 2400+ who register by April 10.



You may play up a section to 200 rating points above your rating.   Add $20 if playing up and your rating is withing 100 points of the section boundary.   Add $40 if playing up and your rating is withing 200 points of the section boundary.     The playup fee for unrated players (no regular cfc, USCF, FIDE, FQE rating) is waived for the U1600 and U1300 Sections.     If you are unrated but have an online rating  of 1300 or higher at chess.com  or 1500+ at lichess we recommend playing in the U1600 section.   If 1000+ at chess.com or 1200+ at lichess, we reccomend the U1300 section. 2nd & higher entries from one family receive a family discount of $30.    Free Entry to those rated over 2400 FIDE provided you register by May 1st, otherwise EF deducted from prize (if any).


Accommodation:  Executive Airport Plaza Hotel 1-604-278-5555 or 1-800-663-2878  $199 /night single/double.  Free parking / WiFi for guests. Quote "Keres Memorial Chess Tournament"  to get the rate.   The room block will be released April 20.


Transportation: By car, parking $8.00/day  or $22 for 3 days (must purchase ticket(s) from organizer). By Skytrain to Brighouse station, then ~10 minute walk.


Registration:  Online  There is no onsite registration



  • BCCF dues included in entry fee
  • All equipment provided
  • Policies regarding refunds, electronics, byes, tiebreaks, etc. are those of Victoria Chess and are listed on our Policies Page.
  • BCCF Annual General Meeting held between rounds at 2:30pm on Sunday



Contact us: at victoriachessclub@gmail.com

Organizer: Victoria Chess (Roger Patterson)

TDs:  Head TD Stephen Wright IA, Assistant TD Russel Mejia

Equipment:  supplied by VanCity Chess and Victoria Chess






Previous Keres Memorial Tournaments:


46th Annual Keres Memorial (2022)

45th Annual Keres Memorial (2021: online)

44th Annual Keres Memorial (2019)

43rd Annual Keres Memorial (2018)

42nd Annual Keres Memorial (2017)

41st Annual Keres Memorial (2016)

40th Annual Keres Memorial (2015)

39th Annual Keres Memorial

38th Annual Keres Memorial

37th Annual Keres Memorial

36th Annual Keres Memorial

35th Annual Keres Memorial

1st-34th Keres Memorial Tournaments:

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