OCTOBER 9-11: 29th annual CHICAGO OPEN
7-SS, G/75+10, at Internet Chess Club. $17,000 guaranteed prizes plus 14 free entry prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 5 sections. Open Section: Open to all; entry fee $80 more if not rated USCF 2100/over or FIDE 2000/over. $2000-1200-700-500-300, top U2300/Unr $800-400, top Illinois player $200. Under 2200 Section: $1000-600-400-300-200, top U2000/Unr $600-300. Under 1900 Section: $900-600-400-300-200, top U1700 $500-250. Under 1600 Section: $800-500-300-200-150, top U1400 $400-200. Under 1300 Section: $600-400-250-150-100, top U1100 $200-100. Unrated prize limits: U1300 Section $150, U1600 Section $300. Free entry to choice of 2021, 2022 or 2023 Chicago Open to Open Section top 2 U2400/Unr, U2200 Section top 2 U2100/Unr, U1900 Section top 2 U1800, U1600 Section top 2 U1500, U1300 Section top 2 U1200, top 2 U900, top 2 Unrated. Top 4 sections entry fee at chessaction.com: $118 by 10/2, $138 by 10/7, $160 by 8 am CDT 10/10; must take rd 1 bye after 2 pm CDT 10/9. GMs $100 from prize. Under 1300 Section entry fee: all $20 less. Regional entry fee discounts: $25 less to residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Entry fee $5 less to Illinois Chess Assn. members. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game; Rounds begin (CDT): Fri 7:00, Sat & Sun each 10:00, 1:45 & 5:30. Half point byes available all rounds; limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. NOTE CHANGE: Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular rating used for section eligibility. pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
Wheeling, IL 60090