2nd Annual Forester Open - $30,000

Grand Prix
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

Event Overview

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center; 7600 John Q Hammons Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Nearby airport: The Dallas International Airport is 25 minutes away from the hotel.

7 Sections: Open, U2300, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500, U1250

All sections are USCF Rated. Open, U2300, and U2100 are also FIDE Rated.

FIDE Title norms are possible in the Open Section. GM, IM, WGM, WIM norms can be won.

Closed to first 350 players registered


Open (November 23th-27th) FIDE and USCF Rated 9 Rounds 40/90, SD30; +30 = 23/11, 6:00pm. 24/11, 10:00am, 5:00pm. 25/11, 10:00am, 5:00pm. 26/11, 10:00am, 5:00pm. 27/11, 10:00am, 5:00pm.

All other sections (Nov 25th- 27th) (U2300 through U1250) 7 Rounds G90/ +30. 25/11, 2:00pm, 7:00pm. 26/11, 9:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm. 27/11, 9:00am, 2:00pm.


$30,000 Guaranteed, 150 Grand Prix Points

Open: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300, top FIDE U2300, $1800-900.

U2300: $2000-1000-500-300-200.

U2100: $2000-1000-500-300-200.

U1900 : $2000-1000-500-300-200.

U1700 : $1600-800-500-300-200.

U1500 : $800-400-300-200-100.

U1250 : $800-400-300-200-100.


The entry fee will increase $30 for each section after Nov 20th. On site registration will be $60 over the original entry for each section. On site registration will be from 12 - 1pm Nov 23rd for the open section, and 12 - 1pm Nov 25th for all other sections.

GM’s, WGM’s, and IM’s receive free entry if we are notified before November 12th. If you are a titled player and you miss the deadline, please email us and we may accommodate. Our email is BlakemanChess@gmail.com


For the hotel booking link click HERE

The Embassy Suites hotel in Dallas / Frisco offers single rooms for $149 and double rooms for $159. Each room comes with complimentary breakfast.

Extra Information

Players must bring boards and clocks

Up to two half point byes allowed, byes must be selected in online checkout. Zero point byes will be given if a bye is requested during the event.

Unrateds may win full cash prizes in the U1250 Section, in any other section an unrated may only win up to $200.

USA players without a FIDE ID that want to play in the Open section must disclose email address, date of birth, and agree to be assigned a USA FIDE ID. Foreign players must disclose FIDE ID before round one. US Chess membership is required for all players except foreign GM and IM titled players.

This is a limited capacity event so refunds are set at 80% because of the management to replace a player. The event is non-refundable a week before the event start date.


7600 John Q Hammons Dr
Frisco, TX 75034
United States

Sections: 7
Grand Prix Points: 150
Prize Fund: $30,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Blakeman Chess
Email: BlakemanChess@gmail.com
Phone: BlakemanChess@gmail.com