The National Open Chess Championship for 2021 is currently being held on the weekends of December 3rd, 4th ,5th and December 10th, 11th & 12th at Frater Aurelio SBO. The 7 round tournament counting with 15 participants kicked off on Friday December 3rd at 8:30 PM with games played of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move. The top 6 games are played on DGT e-boards where games will be streamed live and remain available online for replay.
Curacao Youth Chess Institute organized its 1st school chess tournament honoring the late legendary chess player and chess sport contributor Mr. Jozef "Boy" Plaate which was held at Sentro Deportivo Korsou and counted with a participation of about 40 youth chess players. The 5 round tournament was played by 10 minute games in U12 and U18 groups
Since start of the Covid-19 pandemic it has become a challenge for the regular bi-annual Chess Olympiad to take place whereby the World Chess Federation FIDE set out on organizing an online format to somewhat compensate and keep chess players worldwide engaged