Manhattan International Chess Open

(Sponsored by USA Chess Tour)
Dec 7-9 or 8-9, 2018
at Stewart Hotel, 371 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
$21,000 projected prize fund 

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: 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.

*  For top five sections the prizes are projected based on 40 players per section and would be adjusted respectively.

 

Up to $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;

The prizes are projected based on 20 teams.

 

 

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 (based on 30 players or 85% of entries guaranteed): $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.

GUARANTEED 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

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

 

 

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