2018 Manhattan International Chess Open

Manhattan International Chess Open will be held from Dec 7-9, 2018

Manhattan International Chess Open will be held from Dec 7-9, 2018 at Stewart Hotel, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001. The $21,000 prize fund is guaranteed.

Open: 5SS, FIDE rated

3 days: Fri: 7pm; Sat & Sun: 9am & 1:30pm (G/90+30);

2 days: Sat: 9am & 11:15am (G/55, d.10) 1:30pm; Sun: 9am; 1:30pm (G/90+30).

All other sections (U2100; U1800; U1500; U1200; U1000) 6 games:

3 options:

Regular: Sat & Sun: 10am & 12:30pm; 3pm (G/55, d.10);

Special: Sat: 6pm; 7:15pm (G/25, d.5); Sun: 9am (G/25, d.5); 10am; 12:30; 3pm (G/55, d.10).

Scholastic (16 y.o. and younger, 1 day option): first 2 rounds 2 byes and then Sun: 9am (G/25, d.5); 10am; 12:30; 3pm (G/55, d.10).

Entry fee:

OPEN EF: $149 by 10/26; $169 by 11/19; $189 by 12/6; $200 on site.

GMs: free, $100 deducted from prize;

IM and WGM: $100;

Re-entry: $100.

1 bye is ok for Open section, but need to commit before rd. 3

U2100; U1800; U1500; U1200; EF: $149 by 11/12; $165 by 12/6; $180 on site.

U1000: $50 by 11/19; $55 by 12/6; $60 on site.

Scholastic schedule: $100

2 byes are ok, commit before rd. 3.

Prizes:

Open $2,000 + trophy – $1,000 – $500 – $250 – $150, clear first $200; Class prize U2300: $300-$150.

U2100: $1,400+tr – $700 – $350 – $200; Class prize U1950: $300-$150

U1800: $1,300+tr – $650 – $350 – $200;

Class prize U1650: $300-$150

U1500: $1,200+tr – $600 – $300 – $150;

Class prize U1350: $300-$150

U1200: $1,100+tr – $550 – $300 – $150;

U1000: 7 trophies + medals top 7.

$800 random prizes give away!

SPECIAL PRIZES:

Brilliancy Prize: $100;

Scholastic team prizes (3 players per team from any sections and any schools, average rating 1600 or under). The teams need to be created before round 2.

1st place: $400; 3rd place: $200;

2nd place: $300; 4th place: $100;

In sections U2100 – U1200: 3 first personal scholastic trophies in each section;

Side tournaments:

Friday, Dec 7: Rapid U2000, 4SS

G/25, d.5; EF: $40; $20 (main tournament participants).

Schedule: 6pm; 7:15; 8:30; 9:45pm

PRIZES: $300 – $150 – $100 – $50; U1800: $100; U1500: $50

Saturday, Dec 8: Rapid, 4SS

G/25, d.5 EF: $40; $20 (main tournament participants).

Schedule: 6pm; 7:15; 8:30; 9:45pm

Players can join round 3 from main tournament 2 day special schedule, but need to be register to rapid before round 1.

PRIZES: $600 – $300 – $150; U2100: $100; U1800: $80; U1500: $50.

Sunday, Dec 9: Blitz, 7 SS, G/3+2.

EF: $40; $20 (main tournament participants).

Schedule: 6:30pm – 6:45 – 7:00 – 7:15 – 7:30 – 7:45 – 8:00

PRIZES: $400 – $200 – $100; U2100: $100; U1800: $60

$20 service charge for any refunds.

Hotel rates: 15% discount from a regular rate, use code: wework

Mailed entries: Payable to USA Chess Tour, Murray Hill station PO box 61, New York, NY, 10156

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