Details of the 32nd Annual Chicago Open

The Chess Chicago Open is one of the largest chess tournaments in the United States, attracting top players from around the world. The tournament is held annually in Chicago and features multiple sections based on player rating. The event is organized by the Continental Chess Association and has been taking place since 1964.

Each year, the Chicago Open Tournament offers an opportunity for players to test their skills and vie for coveted titles and prizes. The tournament features various sections based on rating categories, ensuring a fair playing field for participants of different skill levels.

In 2014, our Grandmaster Priyadharshan participated in the Chicago Open 2014 and earned the second-place position in the open section of the tournament.

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

Event Date

The highly anticipated CHICAGO OPEN 2023 will take place during the memorable weekend of May 25-29.

Location

The tournament will be hosted at the prestigious Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, located at 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090.

Sections

  • Open Section – 9 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, GM & IM norms possible. Grand Prix Points: 200 (enhanced) Participation is open to individuals who possess a USCF or FIDE rating of 2200 or above, hold a foreign FIDE rating, or choose to make an additional payment of $100.
  • Under 2300 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10) FIDE Rated
  • Under 2100 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10) Unrated limit $1200 FIDE Rated.
  • Under 1900 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10).
  • Under 1700 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10).
  • Under 1500 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10).
  • Under 1300 Section – 7 rounds, 40/80, SD/30, d30, (3-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60 d10).
  • Under 1000 Section – 7 rounds, G/60, d10 Unrated limit $200.
  • Unrated allowed in all sections.

Prizes

The tournament features a guaranteed prize fund of $100,000, which is allocated among eight distinct sections.

Prize Limits :

  • If a Regular OTB or Regular Online rating posted between 5/23/22 and 5/23/23, or the current Regular Online rating, exceeds the section maximum by more than 40 points, the prize limit is $800.
  • Players with fewer than 26 lifetime rated games as of the official May 2023 list are restricted to maximum prize amounts: U1000 ($500), U1300 ($1000), U1500 ($1500), U1700 ($2000), or U1900 ($2500).
  • Unrated players have prize limits as follows: U1000 ($200), U1300 ($400), U1500 ($600), U1700 ($800), U1900 ($1000), U2100 ($1200).
  • Any remaining balance of a limited prize will be awarded to the next eligible player(s) in line.

Registration

To register for the Tournament – https://chessaction.com/index.php?vendor=Continental%20Chess%20Association 

All the best for the tournament from Chess Gaja.

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