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Luxurious site, IM and GM norms possible in Open Section! PHILADELPHIA OPEN Easter weekend, April 4-8, 5-8, 6-8 or 7-8, Loews Philadelphia Hotel


Prizes $80,000 projected, $60,000 minimum guaranteed! Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street,


Philadelphia PA 19107, rated Four Diamonds byAAA. Chessrate $98-98-123-123,215-627-1200,reserveby 3/21 or rate may increase. $30 chess rate for valet parking, or use GatewayGarage, 1540Vine St (1 block from Sheraton Hotel), about $5/daySat&Sun, $18/day Wed-Fri. Easy walk to restuarants, shops, museums; one block from Reading Terminal Market.


In 8 sections- you play only those in your section. Open: 9 rounds, Apr 4-8, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30. U2200 to U1200: 7 rounds, choice of 4-day


schedule April 5-8 (40/2, SD/1, d/5), 3-day Apr 6-8 (rounds 1-2 G/75, d/5, then merges into 4-day), or 2- day Apr 7-8 (rds 1-4 G/40, d/5, merges into 4-day). U1000: 7 rounds, Apr 7-8 only (G/40, d/5). Prizesbasedon 500 paid entrieswith75%each


prize minimum guarantee. Seniors, re-entries, GMs, IMs,WGMs count as half entries, U1200 40% entries, U1000 15% entries. April official USCF ratings used, except FIDE ratings used in Open.


Open:$7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-


400-400, clear or tiebreakwin$200bonus,FIDEUnder 2400/Unr $2000-1000. GPP: 200 (enhanced). Under 2200: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500- 400-300-300-300. Under 2000: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500- 400-300-300-300. Unrated limit $2000. Under 1800: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500- 400-300-300-300. Unrated limit $1600. Under 1600: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400- 300-200-200-200. Unrated limit $1200. Under 1400: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400- 300-200-200-200. Unrated limit $800. Under 1200: $1500-800-500-300-200-200-200-


100-100-100. Unrated limit $400. Under1000: $400-200-100, trophies to first 5, top


U800, U600, U400, Unr. Unrated limit $200. Prize limit: If official rating 4/11-3/12 or unofficial


post-event rating posted 4/4/11-4/4/12 was more than 30 pts over section maximum, prize limit $1500.


Open Section entry fee: Free to GMs, IMs, &


WGMs; $150 deducted from prize. US players with current or former FIDE ratings of 2200/over: $225 mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $250 at site. Foreign FIDE rated players: $175 mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $200 at site. Others: $375mailed by 3/27 or online by 4/2, $400 at site. U2200throughU1400SectionsEF: 4-day$224,


3-day $223, 2-day $222 if mailed by 3/27, all $225 online by 4/2, $250 at site. U1200 Section EF: 4-day $84, 3-day $83, 2-day


$82 if mailed by 3/27, $85 online by 4/2, $100 at site. U1000 Section EF: $32 mailed by 3/27, $35


online by 4/2, $50 at site. PhoneEF:All$5more thanonline, 406-896-2038


(entry only, no questions), available only through 4/2. Online late entry after 4/2: available until 2 hours


before rd 1, same price as entry at site. Entry fee $100 less less to rated seniors 65/over


in U2200 to U1400. Special 1 yearUSCF dueswithmagazine 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.


5-day schedule (Open): Late entry ends Wed 6


pm, rds. Wed 7 pm, Thu 12 & 7, Fri/Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 4-day (U1200-U2200): Late entry ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7, Fri/Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 3-day (U1200-U2200): Late reg ends Fri 10 am, rds Fri 11, 2:30 & 6, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. 2-day (U1200- U2200): Late reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat. 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Sun 10 & 4:30. Under 1000: Reg. ends Sat 9 am, rds Sat 10, 12, 2, 3:45, Sun 10, 12, 2. Half-pointbyesavailableall rounds, limit 4,Open


must commit before rd 2, other sections before rd 4. Bring set, board, clock if possible- none


supplied. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. $15 service charge for refunds. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, use AWD#657633. Advance entrieswill be posted at chesstour.com. Foreign player ratings: see chesstour.com.


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