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24th North American Open

The 24th Annual North American Open is taking place from 26-30th December 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 is a 5-day schedule (December 26-30) with FIDE GM and IM norms available, while all other sections have either 4-day (December 26-29) or 3-day (December 27-29) schedules to play in.

The Open section has 94 participants. Top rated are:
GM Wesley So 2762 MN, GM Xiangzhi Bu 2691 CHN, GM Varuzhan Akobian 2637 CA, GM Timur Gareyev 2621 NV, GM Sergey Erenburg 2601 VA, GM Jianchao Zhou 2587 CHN, GM Julio J Becerra 2546 FL, GM Mackenzie Molner 2522 AZ, GM Alex Yermolinsky 2519 SD, GM Vladimir Georgiev 2517 MKD, GM Maxim Dlugy 2494 NY, GM Nikola Mitkov 2482 MKD, GM Enrico M Sevillano 2465 CA, WGM Qian Huang 2464 CHN and GM Reinaldo L Vera 2445 CUB.

Bally’s Casino Resort

Bally’s Casino Resort

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

Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak bonus $200, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2400-1200
Under 2300: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400
Under 2100: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400
Under 1900: $7000-4000-2000-1200-800-600-500-500-400-400
Under 1700: $6000-3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-500-400-400
Under 1500: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300
Under 1250: $3000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400-300-300, top Under 1000 (no unr) $1000-500

North American Open 2013

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