1st Manhattan Classical Chess Championship

(Sponsored by USA Chess Tour)
Jan 19-21 and Jan 19-20 or Jan 20, 2019
at Stewart Hotel, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
$21,000 projected prize fund based on 300 players in all sections together

Note: The organizer has made changes to the prize fund which results in the

US Chess Grand Prix points being GP: 40 not GP: 80.

 

Schedule:

 

Open: 5SS, FIDE rated

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

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

2 options:

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

Special (1 day): Sun: 9am ; 10:20am; 11:40am (G/25, d.5); 1:30pm; 6pm (G/90, d.10).

 

 

Entry fee:

 

OPEN EF: $120 by 01/18; $140 on site.

GMs: free, $100 deducted from prize;

IM, WGM and WIM: $100;

 

U2200; U2000; U1700; U1400;  EF: $110 by 01/18; $130 on site.

U1100: $90 by 1/18; $100 on site.

Re-entry: $70.

2 byes are ok, commit before rd. 3.

 

Prizes:

 

Open $2,400 + trophy – $1,200 – $600 – $300 – $150, clear first $200; 

U2200: $1,600+tr – $800 – $400 – $200- $100; 

U2000: $1,600+tr – $800 – $400 – $200- $100;

U1700: $1,400+tr – $700 – $350 – $200- $100;

U1400: $1,400+tr – $700 – $350 – $200- $100;

U1100: $1000+tr – $500 – $250 – $150 – $100.

 

Side tournaments:

 

 

Saturday, Jan 19: Rapid

 4SS, G/25, d.5;

EF: $30.

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

PRIZES: $400 – $200 – $100; U2100: $150; U1900: $100; U1700: $50.

 Prize fund based on 40 players.

Sunday, Jan 20: Blitz

 7 SS, G/3+2.

EF: $30.

Schedule: 7pm; 7:15; 7:30; 7:45; 8:00; 8:15; 8:30pm.

PRIZES: $400 – $200 – $100; U2100: $150; U1900: $100; U1700: $50.

 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