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Chicago Open 2018

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

The 27th Annual Chicago Open will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-28, 2018, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.

The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (May 24-28) with FIDE norms possible. The Other Sections have either a 4-day schedule, 3-day schedule or 2-day schedule to participate in while the Under 1000 Section has either a 3-day schedule or 2-day schedule to participate in.

The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, while the other sections are 7-round Swiss.
The event has a $100,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.
More then 400 players are expected in all the events.
Top seeded players are GM Anton Kovalyov, GM Vladimir Belous etc…

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