Future Events

Qualification Tournament

Exciting news! We’ve received a special invitation to participate in the “Open Air Mannschaftsblitzturnier,” a captivating open-air blitz tournament featuring chess clubs from our neighboring areas. We have the opportunity to send a team of four players to compete against opponents from other clubs. To determine who will represent us, we will be organizing a small chess tournament. Further details regarding both the qualification tournament and the Open Air event can be found below. Join us for this awesome chess experience!

Qualification Tournament

Get ready for an intense battle! We are hosting a qualification tournament to determine the fortunate four who will earn a spot in the event. Only those players who secure the top positions in the final rankings will be granted the opportunity to participate. Please note that you have the option to take part in the qualification tournament without committing to the Open Air event. Simply indicate your preference on the registration form (with exceptions possible if your plans change). Don’t forget, registration is mandatory and will open on this webpage at 6pm sharp on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. Mark your calendars and be prepared to seize this exciting opportunity!

When? 13th of June 2023, 18:15-21:00
Where? HG E33.3
Time Control? 5+0 (different than usual, to match the time format of the Open Air)
Rounds? 7
Max Participants? 45

Open Air Mannschaftsblitztournier

When? 18th of June 2023, 12:00-17:00
Where? Schulhaus Buhnrain, 8052 Zürich
Time Control? 5+0
Rounds? 7
Format? Each team plays against another team with 4 players. The team with the most points wins the match.

Registration Form

General Passed Events

ETH Chess Championship

On Saturday, May 20th the first edition of the ETH Chess Championship took place in the Alumni Pavillon, with the titles of ETH Chess King and ETH Chess Queen at stake.

This has been an exciting event with 73 participants. The competition was tough with no less than 5 titled players! Before the break, only two players had scored full points: Mateo and Kirill. They faced each other in a high-stakes game as the winner would take a serious option on the tournament’s victory. After a well-fought battle, Mateo had to resign making Kirill the sole leader. He then safely secured two draws in rounds 7 and 8 against the two favorites of the tournament and went on to win the last game to claim the title of ETH Chess King! Mateo and Noah complete the podium. Congratulation to all three of them!

Numerous prizes have been awarded beyond the podium. Special mention to Anna, who becomes the ETH Chess Queen as the first woman on the final ranking.

  • ETH Chess King: Kirill Zaitsev
  • ETH Chess Queen: Anna Adzic
  • Silver Medalist: Mateo Rodriguez Polo
  • Bronze Medalist: Noah Fecker
  • Best Bachelor Student: Theo Stijve
  • Best Master Student: Markus Fasching
  • Best PhD Student: Nagaarjhuna Arumuga Kani
  • Best UZH Student: Amir Alizade
  • Best Performance: Raphael Larisch
  • Best U1400: Giovanni Ottobonni
  • Best U1700: Josef Zoller
  • Best U2000: Serafin Jacob
  • Lucky winners: Giacomo Colombo, Paul Linder

This tournament has been an incredible experience and we wish to again thank all the participants. We also wish to thank our partners: the VSETH, the Rektorat, and, for helping us bring this event to life. 

The echoes of this year’s Championship have barely subsided, but our sights are already set on the horizon. We are looking forward to seeing you all next year and until then have fun!

Below you can find the full ranking and other pictures taken during the event. Credits for the pictures go to Danilo Đorđević!

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Newsletter May 2023

Dear member,

We are delighted to present to you our very first newsletter, packed with exciting news and updates from our club. It has been a thrilling semester so far, and we are determined to end it on a high note with a series of amazing events.

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a recent sponsorship from Accentus, which has allowed us to purchase new boards and clocks, enabling us to host up to 50 participants during our casual chess evenings. Speaking of which, don’t miss out on the last two casual chess evenings of the semester, set to take place on the 9th and 23rd of May.

We are also thrilled to announce that our club now has a brand new page. We invite you to join and stay updated on the online events we have in store:

Mark your calendar! On the 20th of May takes place the first edition of the ETH Chess Championship. The largest ETH chess tournament to date-with up to 80 expected participants-will ultimately crown the undisputed ETH Chess King and ETH Chess Queen. You will have the chance to showcase your skills during 9 rounds with the usual 5+3 time. More details here.

We also invite you to the general assembly of our club, set to take place on the 25th of May. Among the topics discussed are: review of the past year, review of the treasury, election of the new committee, and vote of the new budget. If you are motivated to help us organizing amazing events next year, it’s your time 🙂

Don’t forget to spread the word to your friends about our club. We can’t wait to see you at our upcoming events!

Thank you for your continued support.

Best regards,

SKETH’s committee