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Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced) 42nd annual National Chess Congress 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50).Trophy sections play sep- arate 2-day schedule only, 11/26-27 (not 11/27-28), G/65 (rds 1-2 G/50). Sheraton Hotel Philadelphia City Center, 17th & Race Sts., Philadel- phia 19103. $30,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. In 10 sections. Premier, open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500-700-400-200, clearwin or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1400-700. FIDE. Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1400: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1200: $1400-700-400-300-200. Under 1000: Trophies to top 8. Under 800:Trophies to top 8. Under 600:Trophies to top 8; unrated age 15/over may not enter Under 600. Unrated may not win over $150 in U1200, $300 in U1400, $500 in U1600, $700 in U1800, or $900 in U2000. Student/Alumni trophies to top 5 teams of 4 (regardless of section) rep- resenting any U.S. college, HS or pre-HS players attend or have graduated from. Top 7 sections entry fee: 3-day $108, 2-day $107 mailed by 11/17, all $109 online at chesstour.comby 11/21, $115 phoned by 11/21 (406-896-2038, no questions), $130 at site. GMs free, $100 deducted from prize. Re-entry $60, not available in Premier. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 entry fee: $27mailed by 11/17, $28 online at chesstour.com by 11/21, $35 phoned by 11/21 (406-896-2038, no questions), $40 at tmt. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Mailed EF $3 less to PSCF mem- bers. Special 1 year USCF dues with 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. 3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 11 am, rds. Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day top 7 sections schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45, 3:30 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600 schedule: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12:45 & 3:30, Sun 10, 1 & 4. Half point byes OK all rounds; limit 3, Premiermust commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $97-97-97-97, reserve by 11/11 or ratemay increase. Parking at hotel $10/daywith guest room, $20without; garage next to hotel may be about $10. Car rental: 800-331-1600, use AWD D657633 or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, 845-496-9658. Advance entrieswill be posted at chesstour.com. ChessMagnet School JGP.


An American Classic! Dec. 26-29 or 27-29, Nevada Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) 21st annual North American Open 7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds 1-2 G/75). Bally's Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89103. $$ 120,000 based on 600 paid entries. Seniors, re-entries&GMs count as half entries, unrateds in U1250 or U1500 as 1/4, else in proportion; $90,000minimum(75%each prize)


guaranteed. In 7 sections. Open: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800- 600-500-400-400, clearwinner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, top Under 2500/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE. Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900- 800-600-500-400-400. Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200- 900-800-600- 500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2500. Under 1900: $7000- 4000-2000-1200-900-800-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1800. Under 1700: $6000-3000-1600-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1200. Under 1500: $5000-2500-1400-1000- 800-700-600-500-400-400, no unratedmaywin over $800. Under 1250: $4000-2000-1300-900-700-600-500-400-300-300, top Under 1000 $1000, no unrated may win over $400. Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 12/11 list may not win over $1500 U1250, $2500 U1500 or U1700. Games rated too late for 12/11 list not counted. 2) If official ratingwasmore than 30 points over sectionmaximumanymonth 12/10-11/11, prize limit $1500. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mailed EF: 4-day $244, 3-day $243 mailed by 10/15, 4-day $274, 3-day $273mailed by 12/15. Online EF: $245 at chess- tour.com or entry.cc by 10/15, $275 by 12/20, $300 12/21 until two hours before round 1. Phoned EF: $280 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 12/20 (no questions). No phone entry after 12/20. EF at site: $300. Special EF: Seniors 65/over except unrated in U1250 or U1500, $130 less. Re- entry $120; not available in Open Section. GMs $150 from prize. EF for unrated in U1250 or U1500: 4-day $54, 3-day $53 if mailed by 12/15, $55 online at chesstour.com by 12/20, $60 phoned by 12/20 (406-896- 2038, entry only, no questions), $70 at site. All: No checks at site, credit cards OK. Special 1 year USCF dueswithmagazine if paidwith 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. 4-day reg. ends 12/26 5 pm, rds 12/26 6 pm, 12/27 11 & 6, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. 3-day reg. ends 12/27 10 am, rds 12/27 11 am, 2:30 pm & 6 pm, 12/28 11 & 6, 12/29 10 & 4:30. Bye: all, limit 4, limit 2 in last 4 rounds; Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 4. HR: $97-97, 800-833-3308, 702-739-4111, rate may increase if not reserved by 11/22, all rooms in chess block may sell out about 11/7. Free parking (garage at adjacent Paris Las Vegas Hotel is most convenient). Car rental: for special Avis rate reserve car through chesstour.com or call 800-331-1600, use AWD #657633. Foreign player ratings: Usually 100 points added to FIDE, 100 to FQE, 200/more to most other foreign, no pts added to CFC or Jamaica. Some foreign ratings not accepted for U1900 or below. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled. US player rat- ings: December list used; FIDE ratings not used. Special rules: In round 3 or after, playerswith scores of 80%ormore and their opponents may not use headphones, earphones, or cellphones or go to a different floor of the hotelwithout Director permission, andmust submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. Blitz & Quick side events to be announced. Ent: Continental Chess, Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. Questions: www.chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-496-


9658. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. ChessMagnet School JGP.


A Heritage Event! Dec. 27-29 or 28-29, New York Grand Prix Points: 60 (enhanced) 30th annual Empire City Open 6SS, 40/2, SD/1 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/50). NewYorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across fromPenn Station, NewYork 10001. $10,000 guar- anteed prize fund. In 5 sections. Open: $1000-500-300-150, clear or tiebreak 1st $50, top 2200-2299 $500, top U2200/Unr $500. FIDE. Under 2100: $800-400-200-100, top U1900 $500. Under 1800: $800-400-200- 100, top U1600 $400. Under 1500: $700-400-200-100, top U1300 $300. Under 1200: $600-300-150-100, top U1000 $250. Unratedmay not win over $200 in U1200, $300 U1500, or $500 U1800. EF: 3-day $98, 2-day $97 if check mailed by 12/18, $99 online at www.chesstour.com by 12/23, $105 phoned by 12/23 (406-896-2038, no questions), $120 at site. Nomailed credit card entries. GMs free ($90 fromprize). EF for unrated in U1200 or U1500: $50 less. All: Re-entry $50, not available in Open. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usu- ally used if otherwise unrated. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry. Online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30, Scholastic $20. 3-Day Schedule: Reg. ends Tue 10:30 am. Rds. Tue 11 & 6,Wed 11 & 6, Thu 10 & 4:30. 2-Day Schedule: Reg. endsWed 9:30 am. Rds.Wed 10, 12:45, 3:15 & 6,Thu 10 & 4:30. Half point byes avail- able all rounds, limit 2 byes, Openmust commit before rd. 2, others before rd 4. HR: $229-229, 1-800-764-4680, 212-971-0101, reserve by 5 pm12/13 or ratewill increase, ask for Continental Chess Association rate. Ent: Con- tinental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: chesstour.com, DirectorAtChess.US, 845-569-9969. Advance entries posted at www.chesstour.com. Bring set, clock, board-none supplied. Chess Magnet School JGP.


Jan. 13-16, 14-16 or 15-16, California, Northern


Grand Prix Points: 120 (enhanced) 3rd annual Golden State Open 7SS, 40/2, SD/1 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/75, 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/40). No 2-day Open Section. Concord Hilton Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Con- cord, CA 94520 (I-680Willow Pass Rd exit). Free shuttle between hotel and Concord BART station, free parking, many restaurants within walk- ing distance. Prizes $30,000 based on 290 paid entries (re-entries & $70 off entries count as half entries), minimum guarantee $21,000 (70% of each prize). In 5 sections. Open, open to all. $2000-1200-800-700-600- 500, clear or tiebreak winner $100, top U2300/Unr $1000-500, top U2200/Unr $800-400. FIDE. Under 2100: $1500-1000-800-600-500- 400, top U1900 $800-400. Under 1800: $1500-1000-800-600-500-400, top U1600 $800-400. Under 1500: $1200-800-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $700-400. Under 1200: $1200-800-600-500-400-400, top U1000 $500. Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter any section, with


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These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members who reside on the North American continent, islands, or Hawaii, as well as those USCF members with an APO or FPO address. USCF members who reside outside of the North Am erican continent are welcome to participate in e-mail events. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of


the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Those new to USCF Corre spond ence Chess, please estimate your strength: Class A: 1800-1999 (very strong); Class B: 1600-1799 (strong); Class C: 1400-1599 (intermediate); Class D: 1399 and below (beginner level). Note: Prize fund based on 300 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.


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These USCF Correspondence Chess events are rated and open to all USCF members with e-mail access. Your USCF membership must remain current for the duration of the event, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Maximum number of tournament entries allowed for the year for each player is ten. Note: Prize fund based on 200 entries and may be decreased proportionately per number of entries assigned.


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CORRESPONDENCE CHESS MATCHES (TWO PLAYERS) Two or six-game options. ENTRY FEE: $5.


Win A Correspondence Chess Trophy Four-player, double round-robin with class-level pairings. 1st-place winner re ceives a trophy. ENTRY FEE: $10.


Victor Palciauskas Prize Tournaments Seven-player class-level pairings, one game with each of six opponents. 1st-place winner receives $130 cash prize and a certificate signed by Victor Palciauskas. ENTRY FEE: $25.


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Lightning Match Two players with two or six-game option. ENTRY FEE: $5.


Swift Quads Four-player, double round-robin format. 1st-place prize merchandise credit of $30. ENTRY FEE: $10.


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