Admiral CUP – 2016

The International Blitz Chess Tournament „Admiral CUP – 2016“ will take place on October 9, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania at the “Siemens” sports arena (address – Ozo g. 14).  Chess players of all qualification levels are eligible.

Players of differing chess qualifications will receive time control adjustments to equalize play conditions (stronger players will receive fewer minutes which will be added to weaker players).  There will be nine rounds of qualifying rounds (Swiss system).  The top 64 participants will be invited to the final play-off.

The prize fund for the „ADMIRAL CUP 2016“ is 25,000 (twenty five thousand) EUR.  All 64 final play-off position will be awarded with cash prizes.

General tournament sponsor – Casino Admiral.


Dear chess players, we would like to joyfully announce, that the tournament registration fee 100 EUR will not be increased after September 25. Also, we would like to remind that the advance registration is mandatory. All chess players are invited to register by e-mail or by filling out the registration form at 

Dear chess players, we would like to offer to win free tickets in our tournament by participating in the tournaments managed by FIDE online ARENA. All information you could find at We wish you great chess games!


1st qualifying tournament is over. 28 players participated. The anti-cheating analysis showed no suspicious for the winners. Here are the details of the 3-top players.
1st with perfect score was the 35 yo Matejovic, Juraj from SVK. FIDE ID 14906040,
2nd with 8 points in 11 games was the 45yo AGM Tsvetkov, Andrey V. from RUS. FIDE ID 4197194,
3rd with same points was the 30yo FM Konenkin, Dmitry from RUS. FIDE ID 4185781,

Peter Heine Nielsen, Grandmaster and Coach to the current World Champion and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Grandmaster, 2011 European Champion Chess – a sport rapidly gaining worldwide popularity – has old and deep traditions in Lithuania.

We are happy and proud that Vilnius will be the host for the “Admiral Cup 2016” – an international blitz chess tournament with an interesting format and a fantastic prize fund. We join the organizers in inviting all chess professionals and amateurs from across all of Europe to participate in this exciting tournament.  And to the participants of this chess tournament, both of us wish you dramatic engagement and memorable chess games!

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