From 8 to 14 January 2025

The Jeddah International
Youth Chess Festival

Saudi Arabia has recently taken significant steps in promoting the sport of chess. With the announcement of hosting the 2025 Asian Chess Cup and a national championship, it is evident that the country is placing great emphasis on intellectual sports.

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Be part of the Jeddah International Youth Chess Festival

Prime International Youth Chess Spectacle

Attend the Jeddah International Youth Chess Festival 2025 in the historic city of Jeddah and become an integral part of this chess festival.

Whether you're playing or spectating, this festival is a celebration of intellect and camaraderie, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Jeddah .

Experience the thrill of competitive chess and connect with fellow chess aficionados in this unique and culturally rich location.

Latest News

Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus Triumphs in the 1st Jeddah Young Masters: A Rising Chess Prodigy

Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus shines, winning the 1st Jeddah Young Masters, a prodigious talent in chess.

Exciting Finale Marks the Closure of the 1st Jeddah International Youth Chess Festival

Jeddah Youth Chess Festival: Erdogmus Yagiz Kaan emerges as Champion, celebrating success and GM norm.

Algerian Haddouche Mohamed crowned in the Blitz category at Jeddah's Chess Festival

Haddouche excels and claims the title in the Blitz Chess category at Jeddah's Chess Tournament

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Secure your spot in the Chess tournament

Don't miss your chance to be part of the Arabian Karpov Cup 2024 and the Jeddah Young Masters.

Jeddah Chess Events

Jeddah Chess Events feature the Jeddah Young Masters, the Arabian Karpov Cup, as well as side events
including Masterclasses for school teachers and thrilling simultaneous displays by renowned Grandmaster Romain Edouard.

Extending the festival experience beyond physical boundaries

Join virtual competitions, connect with global players, and showcase your skills in the digital chess arena.

Exclusive masterclasses led by Edouard Romain

Seize this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best and elevate your own chess game.

The Young Masters Tournament

Grouping 10 young chess stars bornin 2005 or later, show casingtheir immense talent in the captivating backdrop of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Arabian Karpov Cup

A Thrilling 9-Round Swiss Tournament, open to all players born after the 31/12/2005 (U18) and registered to National Federations affiliated to FIDE

Young Chess Masters at the Festival

The Jeddah Young Masters 2024 offers a front-row seat to witness the brilliance of the top young Grandmasters in action.

Candela Francisco Guecamburu

Elo : 2295

Reigning World Junior (U20)
Champion at age 17

Faustino Oro

Elo : 2377

Born in 2013
The Messi of Chess

Jakub Seemann

Elo : 2441

Reigning U16
world champion.

Andy Woodward

Elo : 2473

World #1 among players
born in 2010 or later

Yagiz Kaan Erdogmus

Elo : 2496

Turkish prodigy
athlete of the year in 2020

Jan Klimkowski

Elo : 2520

U16 World vice-champion
biggest rising star in Poland

Bardiya Daneshvar

Elo : 2591

Winner of Super GM Grischuk
at the World Cup 2023

Pranav Venkatesh

Elo : 2611

World #4 U18
75th Indian Grandmaster

Volodar Murzin

Elo : 2633

World #2 U18
114 rated games played in 2023

Raunak Sadhwani

Elo : 2650

9th youngest Grandmaster ever
World #4 U18

Festival Venue

Due to overwhelming interest and international participation, the festival's venue has been changed to Jeddah for enhanced accessibility and a more optimal environment for chess enthusiasts worldwide

Official Accommodation

Name: Hotel Ramada by Wyndham Continental Jeddah

Address: Palestine Street, 21472 Jeddah

Book your stay for an optimal experience!