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Tournament Life


Lecture Friday: GM Alex Yermolinsky, two times U.S. Champion, will host a lecture at 7:00pm the night before the tournament. All who attend can win one of GM Yermolinsky's signed works in a drawing. Reg.: 6:30-7pm $10 on site! Hotel: Rooms include full breakfast buffet. Suites Hotel, 218- 727-4663, chess rate $110. Rooms held until July 3. After July 3, first come first serve. For more info: Dane Zagar, danezagar@gmail.com, 218-409- 5678. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 4-5, Washington


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 2012 U.S. Open Weekend Swiss 5-SS, G/60. $$1,000 guaranteed prizes. $200-100-50, U2200/Unr $160, U1800 $140, U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1200 $80, Unr $50. Entry fee: $40, Unr free if paying USCF dues. On-Site Registration: 8:30- 9:30am 8/4. Rds.: Sat 10-1-3:30, Sun 10-1. See U.S. Open Side Events display ad for more details on all 2012 U.S. Open Side Events.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 4-12, 7-12 or 9-12, Washington Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 300 113th annual U.S. Open See Nationals.


Aug. 9, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix! 4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20, GMs and IMs free (no deduction from prize!). ($$530 b/32 first two prizes guaranteed:) $200-100-50, U2200 $95, U2000 $85. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 9, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) The Original “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Now At The New Yorker Hotel - USCF's Longest-Running Action Tournament! 4-SS, G/25 + d/5 or G/30 + d/0. Chess Center at the historicNew Yorker Hotel!, 481 8th Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, NYC: 845-569- 9969 (www.chesscenter.cc). EF: $30, GMs $25 from prize. Good Customer Loyalty Discounts: $5 lessto those who played in at least 4 “4 Rated Games Tonight!”Thursday Night Actions since Jan. 2011, $10 lessto those who played in at least 10 4RGTs since 1987—Thank You So Much For Your Support Of This Tournament These Past 25 Years! $$700 Guaranteed: 200-110-50, Top U2200/unr $100, U2000 $90. NEW!! $150 Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes! Best male/female 2-player team com- bined score: $100-50 (teammates’ average rating must be Under 2200; teammate pairings avoided but possible, teams must declare by 8:15). Choice of 2 schedules! 7:00 Schedule, rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. 7:30 schedule, rd. 1 only is Quick-rated (G/15 + td/3) at 7:30 pm, score car- ries over into round 2 of 7:00 schedule at 8:15 pm. Limit 2 byes (1 bye if U2000), commit by 8:15. Re-entry $15, counts half. Reg. ends 10 min. before game. Help with NYC street parking: www.primospot.com.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 9-12, 10-12 or 11-12, Massachusetts Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 120 (Enhanced) 42nd annual Continental Open 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50).Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St. (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, MA 01566 (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). Free parking. Experience early 19th century America at OldSturbridge Vil- lage (see www.osv.org). Prizes $30,000 based on 250 paid entries (re-entries & $60 less EF count half), minimum $21,000 (70% of each prize) guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $3000-1500-700-400-300, clear or tie- break win $100 bonus, top U2400/Unr $1800-1000. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-600-400-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-600-400-200. Under


1800: $2000-1000-600-400-200. Under 1600: $1800-900-500-400-200. Under 1400: $1500-800-400-300-200. Under 1100: $700-400-250-150- 100. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limit U2000 $1000, U1800 $800, U1600 $600, U1400 $400, U1100 $250; balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 6 sections EF: 4-day $149, 3-day $148, 2-day $147 mailed by 7/31, all $149 online at chesstour.com by 8/6, $155 phoned by 8/6 (406-896-2038, entry only, no questions), $160 (no checks, credit cards OK) at tmt. No credit card mailed entries. GMs free; $140 deducted from prize. EF for all in Under 1100 Section & unrated in Under 1400: all $60 less. All: Advance EF $5 less to MACA members; may join/renew at masschess.org. Re-entry $80; not available in Open Section. Unoffi- cial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dueswith paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chess- tour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 4-day Sched- ule: Reg Thu to 6:30 pm, rds Thu7 pm, Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day Schedule: Reg. Fri to 11 am, rds Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day Schedule: Reg Sat to 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. All schedules: Bye all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4. HR: $89-89-99, 800-582-3232, 508-347- 7393, request chess rate, reserve by 7/26 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633. Ent: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 11, Washington


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 15 2012 U.S. Open Blitz Championship (QC)


7-SS (double round, 14 games), 1 section, G/5. Quick rated, higher of reg- ular or quick rating. Entry fee: $40, free to Unrated if paying USCF dues. Registration: 9am-11:30am, first round begins at noon. $2000 guar- anteed prizes! $$400-200-150, Expert $200-100, U2000 $200-100, U1800 $180-90, U1600/Unr $140-70, U1400 $100, U1200 $70. See U.S. Open Side Events display ad for more details on 2012 U.S. Open Side Events.


A Heritage Event! Aug. 16, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 20 (Enhanced) August New Yorker Masters Special Edition Of USCF's Longest-Run- ning Action Tournament! 4-SS, G/25 + d5 or G/30 + d/0, Chess Center of New York at the his- toricNew Yorker Hotel!, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St., across from Penn Station, NYC (845-569-9969, Thursdays: 212-971-0101). 2 sections. Mas- ters, open to players currently or formerly over 2199 USCF or FIDE, or any player scoring 2 1/2 or more points in any “4 Rated Games Tonight!” Thursday Night Action tournament since Jan. 2011. $1,500 Guaranteed Prizes! $400-200-100, top U2400 150. Under 2200: $200-100, top U1800 $100. NEW!! Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female 2-player team combined score in either section: $150-100 (teammates’ average rating must be Under 2200; teammates may play in different sections, teammate pairings avoided but possible, teams must declare by 8:15). Choice of 2 schedules! 7:00 Schedule, rds. 7-8:15-9:30-10:45 pm. 7:30 schedule, rd. 1 (G/15 + td/3) at 7:30 pm, score carries over into round 2 of 7:00 schedule at 8:15 pm. EF:Masters Section $40, Under 2200 Section $30, $5 less to anyone who played in 4 or more “4 Rated Games Tonight!”Thursday Night Action tournaments since Jan. 2011, GMs free ($25 from prize), specified Greater NY Scholastic Prizewinners Free! Limit 2 byes (limit one bye towards class prize), must commit by 8:15 pm. Re- entry: half-price. Reg. ends 20 min. before game. CCA ratings may be used. Help with NYC street parking: www.primospot.com. Info:www.chess- center.cc.


Aug. 16, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 10 (Enhanced) Marshall Thursday Game 30 Grand Prix!


4-SS, G/25d5. Marshall CC, 23 W. 10th St., NYC. 212-477-3716. EF: $40, members $20, GMs and IMs free (no deduction from prize!). ($$530 b/32 first two prizes guaranteed) $200-100-50, U2200 $95, U2000 $85. Reg.: 6:15-6:45 pm. Rds.: 7-8:15-9:30-10:45. One bye available, request at entry. www.marshallchessclub.org.


A State Championship Event! Aug. 17-19, Arkansas Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 6 Arkansas State Championship Little Rock Convention Center (Downtown Little Rock), FULTON ROOM, 6 SS, 2 Open Schedules. Schedule 1: Reg: Fri. 6:00-6:50 PM. G/120. Rds: Fri 7 PM, Sat 9:30, 2:30, 7:00, Sun 9:00 & 2:00. Schedule 2: Reg: Sat. 8:00-9:00 AM. Rds 1 & 2 are G/60. Rd 1- 9:30; Rd 2-11:40, merge rd 3 - G/120. EF: $45 in advance, otherwise $50. 1/2 point bye is available if asked for at registration. $$b/50 entries: 1st place: $400. 2nd: $250; A $200. B, C, D each $200, $50. E $100; Unr $100. Upset prize of $50. Plaques for winners (must be AR resident). USCF & ACA req'd. OSA, (b/50, but if less, prize money prorated based on percentage, ex: 45 would be 10% less payout) MUST BE 4 in a class else $50 prize. Room rates at the America’s Best Value Inn located at 3100 main St. in North Little Rock will be discounted at only $42.95 per night for a single room and only $52.95 per night for double for chess tournament participants. For more info contact: Tony Davis, President of Urban Knights chess club at 501-744-4911, chessmasterguard@yahoo.com. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, California, Northern


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 50 (Enhanced) 4th annual Central California Open 5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d/5). Radisson Hotel, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93710. Free parking, free airport shuttle. Cosponsored by Fresno Chess Club. $$ 10,000 based on 125 paid entries (re-entries & $60 less EF count half), minimum $7,000 (70% of each prize) guaranteed. In 4 sections: Open: $1500-700-400-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100, top U2200 $600, U2100 $500. FIDE. Under 2000: $1200-600- 400-200, top U1800 $500. Under 1700: $1000-500-300-200, top U1500 $400. Under 1400: $300-200-100, trophies to top U1200, U1000, U800, U600. Unrated may enter any section, with prize limits: U1400 $150, U1700 $500. Balance goes to next player(s) in line. Top 3 sections EF: 3-day $118, 2-day $117 mailed by 8/8, all $115 online at chesstour.com by 8/14, $120 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/14 (entry only, no questions), $130 at site, or online until 2 hours before your first game. Under 1400 Section EF: all $60 less than above. Mailed EF $15 less to Fresno Chess Club members. GMs, IMs & WGMs free, $100 deducted from prize. All: Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry: Online at chesstour. com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $60; not avail- able in Open Section. No checks at site, credit cards OK. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10:30 am, rds Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. Byes: OK all, limit 1 bye if eligible for class prizes; must commit before rd 2. HR: $89-89, 800-241-0756, 559-268-1000, request chess rate, reserve by 8/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, Indiana


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 80 (Enhanced) 7th annual Indianapolis Open


134 annual NY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP th


6 rounds, Aug 31-Sep 3, Sep 1-3 or 2-3, Albany Marriott America’s oldest annual event - $12,000 guaranteed


6 round Labor Day weekend Swiss in 5 sections; you play only those in your


section. Choice of 4-day, 3-day or 2-day schedule (no 2-day Open Section), all merge and compete for same prizes. $97 room rates, free parking, free airport shuttle.


Open Section: Prizes $2000-1000-500-300, state title and $100 bonus to


top NY resident, top U2300/Unr $700, U2200/Unr $600. FIDE, 100 GPP Under 2100: $1000-500-300-150, top Under 1900 $400.. Under 1800: $1000-500-300-150, top Under 1600 $400. Under 1500: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1300 $300. Under 1200: $200-100, trophy to top 5, 1st Under 1000, Under 800,


Under 600, Unrated. Unrated prize limits: $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, $600 U1800.


FULL DETAILS: see “Grand Prix” in this issue or chesstour.com.


5SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, d5). Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport, 2051 S. High School Rd (off I-465 & Airport Expwy), Indianapolis, IN 46241. Free parking, free airport shuttle, free wireless, indoor pool, game room, fitness center. $$16,000 based on 200 paid entries (re-entries & $50 off entries count half), $12,000 (75% each prize) minimum guaranteed. In 5 sections. Open: $2000-1000-600-300, clear or tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800, Under 2200/Unr $700. FIDE. Under 2100: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $500. Under 1800: $1400-700-400-200, top Under 1600 (no unr) $500. Under 1500: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1300 (no unr) $400. Under 1200: $700-400-200-100, trophies to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unratedmay not win over $150 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800. Top 4 sections EF: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 if check mailed by 8/8, all $105 online at chesstour.com by 8/14, $110 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 8/14 (entry only, no questions), $120 (no checks, credit cards OK) at site. GMs, IMs or WGMs free; $100 deducted from prize. Under 1200 Section EF: all $50 less than above. Special 1 year USCF dueswith paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. Re-entry $60; not available in Open Section. 3-day schedule: Reg ends Fri 6:30 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule: Reg ends Sat 10:30 am, rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:15. All: Half point byes OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3. HR (note correction): $89-89, 1-800-227-6963, 317-236-7495; reserve by 8/3 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions:www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Aug. 17-19 or 18-19, New York


Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 150 (Enhanced) 11th annual Manhattan Open NOTE 2-DAY, U900 & U700 SCHEDULE CHANGES. 6SS, 40/2, SD/1, d5 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50, d5). Under 900 and Under 700 Sections play 8/18-19 only, G/50, d/5. New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St. across from Penn Station, New York 10001. $35,000 guaranteed prizes.


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