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Monday, March 4, 2013

Philadelphia Chess Open 2013 on Easter Weekend

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Hello everyone,

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter week from March 27-31, 2013, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event has a $75,000 projected prize fund, based on 480 paid entries, with $50,000 minimum guaranteed.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open Section will have one schedule, 5-days, held from March 27-31. GM and IM norms possible. Last year winner was GM Magesh Panchanathan. The Under 2200-Under 1300 sections have either 4-day (March 28-31), 3-day (March 29-31) or 2-day (March 30-31) schedules to play in. The Under 1000 section is a 2-day (March 30-31) event.

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