Grandmaster Basement Battle!
OTB Tournament featuring GM Aleksandr Lenderman! (rated 2702)
A great tournament to warm up for the Circle City Open (FIDE)!
Everyone will have a chance to play the Grandmaster!
$870 based on 33 Paid entries!
Preregistration 10 am - 10:45 am
Round 1 starts at 11 am
4ss g/25 +5 (regular and quick rated)
May Published Ratings Used
Amateur (1800 and under)
top u 1601 $60* + mystery chess gift
top u 1301 $60* + mystery chess gift
top u 1001 $60* + mystery chess gift
*4 players needed for each under prizes ($)
mystery chess gifts will be given regardless!
$40 if paid by 5/2
$50 after 5/2
$10 off your entry if you’re already registered in the Circle City Open (FIDE)
FM IM GM = FREE (no deduction from prize)
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add $2 if paying through PayPal, to offset PayPal fee
CC by phone or Cash on site is OK
Round 1: 11 am
(Lunch Break after round 1)
Round 2: 1 pm
Round 3: 2:30 pm
Round 4: 4pm
Rated Blitz Tournament Afterwards! (g/3 minutes +2 second increment)
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
5 round double Swiss (10 games)
*** $10 discount if you played in the 4 round tournament ***
60% paid out, prized TBD
GM Lenderman will play anyone in a blitz game after the tournament!
Those that did not face him in the tournament will be given first priority!
TD may combine sections based on turnout
Capacity is 34 players
First Come First Served! Last Basement Battle sold out!
Face Coverings Mandatory - please bring your own
Food and Drinks at site ($)
You may bring your own food/drinks
No eating at table, drinks ok
Bring sets, boards, clocks - limited supplies
Beginners and Scholastic players welcomed
USCF Membership required (please join / renew 48 hours in advance)
Top Board will be livestreamed
electronic devices must be off and put away, or facedown powered off on the table
no player may leave the playing site with electronic device while their game is in progress- subject to DQ
Please do not park on any grass!
Separate GM clock simul + 1 hour lecture on Saturday, May 8th, entire session will last from 11 am - 3 pm ($40).
Info: call, text or email:
This is at a residential address, in the basement.
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B C Chess Club
217 E Waterbury Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227