51st annual World Open, top 6 sections

Heritage Event, American Classic, Grand Prix, Enhanced Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Event Overview


51st Annual World Open, top 6 sections

9SS, Philadelphia Sheraton Downtown, 201 N 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103. In 6 sections; top 3 are FIDE rated. $208,000 guaranteed prizes in these sections; see separate TLA for U1200 & U1000 sections, June 23-25. Ratings used: FIDE in Open, July USCF official in U2200 to U1400. Open Section, June 30-July 4 only: Open to all rated 2200/over USCF or FIDE, or must pay $100 more. 40/90, SD/30, d30. Under 2200 to Under 1400 Sections, June 30-July 4, July 1-4 or 2-4: 40/90, SD/30, d30 (4-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10; 3-day option, rds 1-5 G/35, d10). Open: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1300-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $500, top FIDE 2300-2449 $5000-2500-1500, top FIDE 2200-2299 $5000-2500-1500. Top FIDE U2200/Unr $5000-2500-1500. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 10 pm 7/4 for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible. FIDE. Under 2200: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U2100 (no unr) $2000-1000. FIDE. Under 2000: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1900 (no unr) $2000-1000. FIDE.  Under 1800: $12000-6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, top U1700 $2000-1000. Under 1600: $10000-5000-2500-1300-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1500 $2000-1000. Under 1400: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, top U1300 $1600-800. Prize limits: 1) If any post-event Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted 6/28/22-6/28/23 or current Online Regular rating was more than 40 points over section maximum, prize limit $1000. 2) Players with under 26 lifetime games rated as of July 2023 official list cannot win over $2000 in U1400, $3000 U1600 through U2000. Games rated too late for July official list not counted toward 26 game total. 3) Unrated limit U1400 $500, U1600 $600, U1800 $800, U2000 $1000, U2200 $1500. 4) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line. Mixed Doubles Bonus Prizes: best male/female combined 2-player team score in Open through U1400: $2400-1200-700-500-300. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) before both players begin round 2; teams including an unrated limited to $300.  Entry fee for Open through U1400 sections: Online at chessaction.com: $318 by 5/15, $328 by 6/26, $350 at site or online until 90 minutes before round 1. All $100 more for Open Section if not rated 2200/over by USCF or FIDE. No checks at site, credit cards OK. GMs in Open: free (please see TD one hour before first game to confirm pairing); $200 deducted from prize. IMs, WGMs in Open: EF $100 less; $100 deducted from prize. Seniors 65/up: all EF $100 less in U1400 or above sections. No checks at site; credit cards OK.  Re-entry: $160, no re-entry from Open to Open, no re-entry from U1200 or U1000 to U1400 or above. U1200 or U1000 players may also enter U1400 or above, but not as a re-entry. $20 fee for switching section after 6/29. Special 1 year USCF dues with magazine if paid with entry: Online at chessaction.com, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Youth $18. 5-day schedule: 6/30 7 pm, 7/1-2 11 am & 6 pm, 7/3-4 10 am & 5 pm. 4-day schedule: 7/1 11, 2:30 & 6, 7/2 11 & 6, 7/3-4 10 & 5. 3-day schedule: 7/2 11, 1:30, 3:30, 6 & 8:30, 7/3-4 10 & 5. All schedules in U2200 to U1400 merge & compete for same prizes. Half point byes OK all, limit 3 (limit 2 in last 4 rds), must commit before rd 4. Entries, re-entries close 90 minutes before round 1. HR: $143-143-163, 50 free rollaway beds available; if taken, rollaways are $30/day. Under 18 free in parents room using existing bedding. Reservation link at chessevents.us or 215-448-2000, reserve early, chess block may sell out by early June. Parking: Sheraton valet parking is about $45/day- one block from the hotel is Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street, which is about $25/day weekdays, $10/day Sat & Sun. Special car rental rates: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD #D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com. Special rules: Players may not possess cellphones during play; see devicerules.com. Ent: chessaction.com. No mailed entry. Questions: chesstour.com, chesstour.info, Director@Chess.US. $15 service charge for refunds.  Entries posted at chessaction.com (click “entry list” after entering).  Prizes usually paid through Paypal (may take a few weeks). Bring set, board, clock if possible- none supplied.  Invitations: Click here to show mail address


201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Sections: 6
Grand Prix Points: 300
Prize Fund: $208,000
FIDE Rated: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Continental Chess
Email: director@chess.us
Phone: director@chess.us