Manhattan International Chess Open

(Sponsored by USA Chess Tour)
Apr 26-28 and Apr 27-28 or Apr 28, 2019
at Stewart Hotel, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
$14,000 projected prize fund based on 200 players in all sections together. 50% of the prizes guaranteed.

 

 

 

Schedule:

 

Open: 5SS, FIDE rated

3 days only for Open: Fri: 7 pm; Sat & Sun: 11am & 3:30pm (G/90+30);

2 days for Open: Sat: 11 am; 12:30 pm (G/25, d.5) – first two games are not FIDE rated for this option; 3:30 pm; Sun: 11am; 3:30pm (G/90+30)

All other sections (U2200; U2000; U1700; U1400; U1100) 5 games:

2 options:

Regular (2 days): Sat: 11am&3.30pm; Sun: 9:30am & 1:45pm & 6pm (G/90, d.10);

Special (1 day): Sun: 9:30 am ; 11:00 am; 12:15 pm (G/25, d.5); 1:45 pm; 6 pm (G/90, d.10).

 

 

Entry fee:

 

OPEN EF: $135 by 04/25; $150 on site.

GMs: free, $90 deducted from prize;

IM, WGM and WIM: $90;

 

U2200; U2000; U1700; U1400;  EF: $125 by 04/25; $140 on site.

U1100: $65 by 04/25; $80 on site.

Re-entry: $70.

2 byes are ok, commit before rd. 3.

 

Prizes:

 

Open $1,800 + trophy – $900 – $450 – $250 – $150, clear first $200; 

U2200: $1,200+tr – $600 – $300 – $150; 

U2000: $1,000+tr – $500 – $300 – $150;

U1700: $1,000+tr – $500 – $250 – $150;

U1400: $1,000+tr – $500 – $250 – $150;

U1100: $400+tr – $200 – $100.

 

Side tournaments:

 

 

Saturday, Apr 27: Rapid

 4SS, G/25, d.5;

EF: $30.

Schedule: 7pm; 8:15; 9:30; 10:45pm

PRIZES: $400 – $200 – $100; U2100: $150; U1800: $100.

 Prize fund based on 40 players.

Sunday, Apr 28: Blitz

 6 SS, G/3+2.

EF: $30.

Schedule: 8:15 – 8:30 – 8:45 – 9:00 – 9:15 – 9:30 pm.

PRIZES: $300 – $150; U2100: $150; U1800: $100.

 Prize fund based on 40 players.

 

 

BOARDS AND CLOCKS ARE PROVIDED!

 

$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