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23rd North American Open in Las Vegas

The 23rd Annual North American Open will be held at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250.

The Open Section will be a 9-round event held over 5-days (December 26-30). FIDE title norms are possible. Last year winner was GM Timur Gareev.

The U2300-U1250 sections are 7-round events with 4-day (December 26-29) or 3-day (December 27-29) schedules to play in.

Top 6 sections entry fee: 5-day $280, 4-day $279, 3-day $278 mailed by 12/15, $275 online by 12/20, $300 online until two hours before round 1, $280 phoned to 406-896-2038 by 12/20 (no questions), $300 at site. Open Section EF $100 more to US players not USCF or FIDE rated 2200/over.
Under 1250 Section entry fee: All $120 less than above.
Seniors 65/over in U1500/above: All $120 less than above.

Bally’s Casino Resort

Bally’s Casino Resort

The event has a $120,000 prize fund, based on 600 entries, with $90,000 minimum guaranteed.

Open Section: $10000- 5000-2500-1200-1000-800-700-600-500-500, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $300, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2500-1200. FIDE.
Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700- 600- 500-400-400. FIDE.
Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $2500.
Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1800.
Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $1300.
Under 1500: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, no unrated may win over $900.
Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500, no unrated may win over $500. No separate U1000 section; players under 1000 in U1250 play for both U1250 and U1000 prizes; receive larger if winning both.

The North American Blitz will take place on 29th December as a 5 double rounds Swiss (10 games) in two sections.
Open Section: $400-200-150, top Under 2300/Unr $240-120, Under 2100 $220-110.
Under 1900 Section: $300-150-100, Under 1700 $180-100, Under 1500 $150, Under 1300 $80.
Entry fee: $40, enter at site, no checks, credit cards OK. USCF membership required.

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