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Monday, August 26, 2013

America's Oldest Chess Championship from Aug 30: Annual New York State Tournament

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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The 135th edition of the Annual New York State Championship - America’s oldest annual tournament, will be held from August 30-September 2, 2013, at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York.

The event has five sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. All sections will be played over 6 rounds of Swiss system.

The Open section has either 4-day (August 30-September 2) or 3-day (August 31-September 2) to play in. The Under 2100-Under 1200 sections have either 4-day (August 30-September 2), 3-day (August 31-September 2) or 2-day (September 1-2) schedules to play in.

The event has a $13,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Open Section: $1500-700-500-300, top Under 2300/Unr $700, U2200/Unr $600. FIDE rated, but USCF rules used. State title and $100 bonus to top scoring NY State resident.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-150, top Under 1900 $400.
Under 1800 Section: $1000-500-300-150, top Under 1600 $400.
Under 1500 Section: $800-400-250-150, top Under 1300 $300.
Under 1200 Section: $500-250-150-100, plaque to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.
Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $600 U1800.

Defending champion is Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky. Access the tournament website for more details.

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