3 rd Manhattan International Chess Open

(Sponsored by USA Chess Tour)
Mar 22-24 or 23-24, 2019

at Stewart Hotel, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
$21,000 prize fund GUARANTEED

8 Sections:

Open: $2,200 + trophy – $1,100 – $650 – $350 – $200, clear on tiebreak $100
U2200: $1,600 + trophy – $800 – $400 – $200
U2000: $1,400 + trophy – $700 – $350 – $200
U1800: $1,200 + trophy – $600 – $300 – $200
U1600: $1,100 + trophy – $550 – $300 – $200
U1400: $1,000 + trophy – $500 – $300 – $150
U1200: $900 + trophy – $450 – $250 – $150
U1000: $800 + trophy – $400 – $250 – $150
$800 random prizes give away!
CHESS BOARDS AND CLOCKS ARE PROVIDED!
3-days schedule:
Fri: 6pm; Sat & Sun: 9am & 1:30pm & 6pm (7SS, G/90, d5)
2-days schedule (2 options!):
1) Sat: 9am & 12pm & 3pm (G/60, d5) & 6pm (G/90, d5)
Sun: 9am & 1:30pm & 6pm (G/90, d5)
2) Sat: 1pm & 2:30pm & 4pm (G/25, d5) & 6pm (G/90, d5)
Sun: 9am & 1:30pm & 6pm (G/90, d5)
Byes: limit 2, must commit before round 3. 3-days and 2-days schedules merge after round 3 and compete for same prizes.
Entry fee: $149 by Jan 21; $169 by Feb 28; $189 by Mar 21; $200 on site;
GMs: free; $100 deducted from prize. Re-entries: $100 by round 3.

Additional events:
GM Tandem Simul with 2 GMs TBA

Friday: 3 – 5pm, entry fee ($30); Come and play, learn and have fun! Last sign up at 4pm.

Bughouse tournament:

Friday: 4:00 – 5:30pm, 6SS, G/5,d0 Entry fee $25 per 2-player team. Registration: 2pm – 3:30pm

Blitz Championship:

7SS, G/5, d0; Saturday: 9pm – 9:15 – 9:30 – 9:45 – 10 – 10:15 – 10:30 – 10:45pm
Entry fee $15 by 3/21, $20 on site. Cash prizes based on entries; Byes: limit 2, must commit before round 3.
Register: usachesstour.com, info@usachesstour.com
Mailed entries: Payable to USA Chess Tour, Murray Hill station PO box 61, New York, NY, 10156
$20 service charge for any refunds.
Hotel rates: 15% discount from a regular rate, use code: wework