The 6th Annual Philadelphia Open will take place over the Easter week from April 4-8, 2012, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia.
The event has a $80,000 projected prize fund with $60,000 guaranteed.
The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200 and Under 1000.
The Open Section is a 9 round Swiss tournament with GM and IM norm opportunities. The Open Section will be played over a 5-day schedule.
The Under 2200-Under 1200 sections are 7 round Swiss tournaments having 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in.
The Under 1000 section is a 7 round Swiss tournament that will be held over 2-days, April 7-8.
Open Section: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible.
Under 2200 Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300.
Under 2000 Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, Unrated limit $2000.
Under 1800 Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, Unrated limit $1600.
Under 1600 Section: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-200-200-200, Unrated limit $1200.
Under 1400 Section: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-200-200-200, Unrated limit $800.
Under 1200 Section: $1500-800-500-300-200-200-200-100-100-100, Unrated limit $400.
Under 1000 Section: $400-200-100, Unrated limit $200, trophies to first 5, top U800, U600, U400, Unrated.
The entry fees for the Open Section range from 150 USD (GMs, IMs, WGMs; deducted from prize) to 375 USD for the US players rated U2200 FIDE.
Master section top rated players:
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2621 CA
GM Tamaz Gelashvili 2619 GEO
GM Sergey Erenburg 2616 ISR
GM Giorgi Kacheishvili 2612 GEO
GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2606 NOR
GM Gregory Kaidanov 2598 KY
GM Sam Shankland 2580 CA
GM Alexander Stripunsky 2566 NJ
GM Magesh Panchanathan 2557 IND
GM Axel Bachmann 2556 PAR
GM Alexander Shabalov 2523 PA
GM Josh Friedel 2520 NH
IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2489 CAN
IM Daniel Naroditsky 2479 CA
IM Greg Shahade 2475 PA
IM Rafael Prasca Sosa 2475 VEN
IM Nikoloz Managadze 2475 GEO
GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2473 GEO
GM Dmitry Gurevich 2466 IL
IM Irina Krush 2461 NY
IM Dean Ippolito 2452 NJ
More information on the official website