Details of the 2023 Cherry Blossom Classic Chess Tournament

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The Cherry Blossom Classic is an annual chess tournament that takes place in various locations in the United States. It is a popular event among chess enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. The tournament typically features multiple sections based on rating, providing opportunities for players to compete with others of similar skill levels. The Cherry Blossom Classic also offers significant prize money, attracting strong players from across the country. Overall, the tournament provides a great platform for players to showcase their skills and compete against some of the best chess players in the country.

We highly encourage Chess Gaja students to take part in this major chess tournament in the US circuits this summer.

Location :

The Cherry Blossom Classic will be held at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, located at 45020 Aviation Dr., Dulles, VA 20166. 

Sections :

  • Open Section (FIDE rated) – Exclusive to 6-day duration.
  • Under 2300 Section (FIDE rated) – Available for participation in 5-day, 4-day, or 3-day formats.
  • Under 2000 Section (FIDE rated) – Participants have the option to compete in the 5-day, 4-day, or 3-day format.
  • Under 1700 Section – Available for participation in the 5-day, 4-day, or 3-day formats.
  • Under 1400 Section – Participants can choose to compete in the 5-day, 4-day, or 3-day format.
  • Under 1100 Section – Limited to a 2-day duration, specifically scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prizes :

The Open section has a guaranteed prize fund of $26,000 which has been increased to $28,000 for the 10th edition of the tournament in 2023

Registration :

To register for the Main tournament – 

All the best for the tournament from Chess Gaja.

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