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26th Annual Chicago Open — ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR

Event

26th Annual Chicago Open — ILLINOIS CHESS TOUR
When:
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017
Where:
Wheeling,
Category:
Open Tournaments

Description

An American Classic!
A Heritage Event!
US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

US Chess Grand Prix Points: 200 (Enhanced)
Open Section, May 25-29: 9SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10, GM & IM norms possible, FIDE rated. Other Sections, May 26-29, 27-29 or 28-29: 7SS, 40/2, SD/30 d10 (3-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10; 2-day option, rds. 1-4 G/30 d10).

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south.) Free parking. Free lectures and analysis of your games by GM John Fedorowicz.

$100,000 guaranteed prize fund. In 8 sections (unrated allowed only in Open, U2300, U2100 or U1000). Open: Open to players who are/were rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE or pay $100 extra. $10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. Under 2300: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 2100: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300; unrated limit $1000. Under 1900: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1700: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. Under 1500: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1300: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300. Under 1000: $1000-500-300-200-200-150-150-100-100-100, unrated limit $200, trophies to first 10, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event rating posted 5/24/16-5/24/17 was more than 30 points over section maximum, prize limit $1500. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of 5/17 official list cannot win over $500 in U1000, $1000 U1300, $1500 U1500, $2000 U1700, or $2500 U1900. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player “team” score: $2000-1000-500-400-300. For Open Section, only rounds 1-7 counted towards mixed doubles. Team average must be under 2200; teammates may play in different sections; teams must register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teammate pairings avoided but possible; teams including an unrated limited to $500.

Open through U1300 entry fee: $207 online at chessaction.com by 3/20, $227 by 5/24. $215 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 3/21, $235 phoned by 5/22 (entry only, no questions). 5-day $215, 4-day $214, 3-day $213, 2-day $212 mailed by 3/21, all $20 more mailed by 5/12. All $250 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Do not mail entry after 5/12. Open EF for titled players: GMs free; $200 deducted from prize. IMs/WGMs $100; another $100 deducted from prize. EF $100 less to seniors age 65/over, except U1000 Section. Under 1000 Section EF: $57 online at chessaction.com by 5/24, $65 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 5/22 (entry only, no questions), 4-day $64, 3-day $63, 2-day $62 mailed by 5/12, all $80 online until 2 hours before round 1 or at site until 1 hour before round 1. No checks at site, credit cards OK. Online EF $5 less to ICA members; join at il-chess.org. An ICA Tour Event. Special 1 yr US Chess dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Re-entry: $100, no re-entry from Open to Open.

5-day schedule (Open only): Reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 12 & 7, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 4-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, Rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 3-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sat 10 am, Rds. Sat 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun 11 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. 2-day schedule (U2300 to U1500): Reg. ends Sun 9 am, Rds. Sun 10, 12, 2, 3:45 & 6, Mon 10 & 4:15. Under 1300 & Under 1000 schedules: Same as U2300 to U1500 (4-day, 3-day, 2-day options), except last round Mon is 3:15. 4-day, 3-day & 2-day schedules merge & compete for same prizes.

Byes: OK all, limit 4 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), Open must commit before rd. 2, others before rd. 4.

Hotel rates: $109-109-109-109, 800-937-8461, 847-777-6500, reserve by 5/11 or rate may increase. Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.

Foreign player ratings: See www.chesstour.com/foreignratings.htm. US player ratings: May official ratings used; FIDE ratings used for Open Section. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated.

Special rules: 1) Players must submit to a search for electronic devices if requested by Director. See also chesstour.com/devices.htm.

Ent: Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham, NY 10803.

Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, DirectorAtChess.US, 347-201-2269. $15 service charge for refunds. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.


Venue

Location:
Westin Chicago North Shore
City:
Wheeling