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Monday, March 21, 2011

Traditional Philadelphia Chess Open from April 20

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Hi everyone,

It's a traditional annual chess open tournament - The Philadelphia Chess Open. The fifth edition of this popular chess tournament is going to be held this year from April 20-24 at the luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

It's always planned over the Easter weekend. The Open Section will be 9 rounds played over a 5-day schedule and will have GM and IM norm possibilities. The other sections, U2100, U1900, 1700, 1500 and U1200 will be 7 round events with 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules. The prize fund for the tournament is projected to be $100,000 ($70,000 guaranteed).

Prizes in the Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $300 bonus; FIDE 2300-2499, $3000-1500-1000; FIDE Under 2300/Unr, $3000-1500-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game for title & bonus. The tournament is FIDE rated.
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