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25th annual CHICAGO OPEN May 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 or 29-30, 2016


Open 9 rounds, others 7 rounds, Memorial Day weekend at luxurious Westin North Shore Hotel GM and IM norms possible! Free lectures & analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz!


$100,000 PRIZE FUND UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED! S Open Section: 9 rounds, 5/26-30, 40/2,


30 or 5/29-30. G/90, d10 except rounds 1-4 of 2 day are G/30, d10. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge &


N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090. Free parking. In 8 sections:


hoice of 5/27-30, 5/28-30 or 5/29-30. 40/2, SD/30, d10 except rounds 1-2 of 3 day are G/60, d10, and rounds 1-4 of 2 day are G/30, d10. No unrateds in U1300 to U1900. U1000 Section: 7 rounds, choice of 5/28-


D/30 d10, open to all, FIDE norms possible. c U2300 to U1300 Sections: 7 rounds,


compete for same prizes. Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601


$2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible, 200 Grand Prix Points. U2300: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-


400-300-300-300. U2100: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-


400-300-300-300. Unrated limit $1000. U1900: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-


400-300-300-300. U1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-


400-300-300-300. U1500: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-


300-300-300-300. U1300: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-


10, 1st U800, U600, U400, Unrated. Prize limits: if under 26 lifetime games:


combined 2-player “team” score: $2000- 1000-500-400-300. Must average u


30 pts over section maximum, limit $1500. Mixed Doubles: best male/female


2200, same section not required. Only rds 1- 7 count for Open. See TLA for details.


for U2300 & below, FIDE for Open. Unofficial web ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. Foreign ratings see chesstour.com.


Ratings: May official USCF ratings used


300-300-300-300. U1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150- 100-100-100, unr limit $200, trophies to top


posted 5/25/15 to 5/25/16 was more than


U1300 $1000, U1500 $1500, U1700 $2000, U1900 $2500.


If any post-event rating nder


1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear/tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE U2400/Unr


Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1300-


chessaction.com by 3/21, $227 online by 5/25, $250 online until 2 hrs before rd 1 or at site until 1 hr before rd 1. Open $100 more for US players not FIDE or USCF 2200/over. No check at site, credit card OK. Special entry fees: GMs in Open, $200 from prize. IMs & WGMs in Open $100,


Top 7 sections entry fee: $207 online at


another $100 deducted from prize. $100 less to seniors 65/over, except U1000 Section. c U1000 Section entry fees: $57 online at


hrs before rd 1 or at site until 1 hr before. Mailed or phoned entries: See


Thu 6 pm, rds Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 noon & 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Late entry to Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am &


dues, see TLA or chesstour.com. 5-day schedule (Open only): Late entry to


2 pm & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 2 pm. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Late entry to Sun 9 am; rds. Sun 10 am, 12 noon,


entry to Sat 10 am, rds. Sat 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day schedule (U1000): Late entry to Sun 1 pm, rds. Sat 2 pm & 6 pm, Sun 10 am,


6 pm, Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 10 & 4. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1300): Late


Sun 9 am; rds. Sun 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 3:45 pm & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 2 pm. in Half point byes OK all rounds, limit 4 (2


2 pm, 3:45 pm & 6 pm, Mon 10 am & 4 pm. 2-day schedule (U1000): Late entry to


8461, 847-777-6500. Reserve by 5/12; rate


supplied. $15 charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US, 347-201- 2269. Junior GP points available.


may increase or hotel sell out. All: Bring sets, boards, clocks- none


round 2, others before round 4. Hotel rates: $107 for 1-4/room, 800-937-


last 4 rds). Open must commit before


Tournament Life or chesstour.com. Online or mailed EF $5 less to ICA


hessaction.com by 5/25, $80 online until 2


members; join at il-chess.org. ICA tour event. USCF membership required. Special


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