This year at the HICC

The Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress this year celebrates its 97th edition, and will take place from 28th December to 7th January, 2024.

The organising committee is making some changes, while keeping the overall ‘look and feel’ of this famous and traditional event, with tournaments for players of all levels. The Hastings Masters will be played over nine rounds, with a minimum of £10,000 in prizes. Many titled players are expected to take part, and last year’s winner, Sarunas Sulskis from Lithuania, has confirmed his participation.

New this year are the Con Power Christmas tournaments, six-round Swisses played over four days. Con Power was Congress Director from 1983 to 2015. The five-round New Year events are followed by the Weekend Congress, now in its 39th year.

The popular venue for all events remains the Horntye Park Sports Complex, which has hosted the Congress since 2000/01.

Make a strong move and come and play in the longest running traditional chess congress in the world!