LEST Chess Tournament

Last year, it was not possible to host a true LEST tournament. This, unfortunately, meant that for once there was no way for Econometric students to show how superior their association was in comparison to the other 5 Econometric associations. This is why in April we are hosting a chess tournament.

Competitive Chess Tournament

For serious chess players, there will be an online arena together with other competitive players. You will be playing in a chess.com tournament and will play matches of 5 minutes per person. At the end of the match, you will get matched against another opponent. At the end of the hour, we will pick the top player from each association.

Recreational chess Tournament

For the less experienced chess players we will also have a tournament. In the chess.com tournament, you will get matched against players of equal skill. When signing up, we will ask everyone their elo rating or a rough estimation of this. Based on this we will put players in the different tournaments.

Chess programme
This year the LEST chess tournament takes place on April 14, 2021. The tournament starts at 12.00 hours and will take 1 hour. After this one hour, the best players of each association will be put into an elimination bracket. These last couple of matches will be streamed through twitch.com. The programme looks as follows

12.10 - 13.10 hours chess.com arena tournament

13.30 – 14.00 hours elimination bracket for top players

For the winner of the tournaments, there will be a small prize that will be sent to you. For the winning association, there will be fame until the next LEST.

You can sign up via the website of LEST.

Took place on April 14, 12.00h April 14, 13.00h
Registration Deadline
April 11, 23:59h

Sign up

You can register via the website of LEST.


The LEST 2020 is organized by the LEST committee of VSAE, the econometrics study association at the UvA.

Cookie policy

To offer you a better and more personal experience on our website, we use cookies and similar techniques. By use of these cookies your surfing behavior on our website can be monitored by us and certain third parties.

Accept cookies Change settings