Netanya International Chess Festival 2019

The Netanya masters is an invitational tournament held at the “Netanya Football Stadium” and is played with a round robin system (all against all) consisting of 10 players. Of which 5 are strong players worldwide and the other 5 are players from Israel. It is being played from June 23rd to July 2nd in the city of Netanya which belongs to the federal district of Israel.

The list of players is as follows:

  • GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (USA) – 2739
  • GM Peter Svidler (RUSSIA) – 2735
  • GM Daniil Dubov (RUSSIA) – 2690
  • GM Maxim Rodshtein (ISRAEL) – 2689
  • GM Luke McShane, (ENGLAND) – 2686
  • GM Tamir Nabaty (ISRAEL) – 2683
  • GM Boris Gelfand (ISRAEL) – 2676
  • GM Pavel Eljanov (UKRAINE) – 2661
  • GM Evgeny Postny (ISRAEL) – 2612
  • GM Ilya Smirin (ISRAEL) – 2607

This makes this tournament an average of 2678 and makes it one of the strongest classical chess events held in Israel. The prize money is 100.000$ USD.

The playing time is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increase of 30 seconds per move, starting from the first move.

The tie-breaking system is:

  • Berger system.
  • Particular result between players.

Game schedule

Domingo 23/615:00Ceremonia de apertura
Domingo 23/616:00La ronda 1
Lunes 24/616:00La ronda 2
Martes 25/616:00Ronda 3
Miércoles26 / 616:00Ronda 4
Jueves 27/616:00Ronda 5
Viernes 28/611:00Ronda 6
Sábado 29/6 Día libre
Domingo 30/616:00Ronda 7
Lunes 1/716:00Ronda 8
Martes 2/711:00Ronda 9
Martes 2/718:00Ceremonia de clausura


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