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Manhattan Open 2016

The 15th Annual Manhattan Open will be held from July 29-31, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave., New York, USA.

The event has 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (July 29-31) or 2-day schedule (July 30-31) to participate in.

The playing format is 5-round Swiss with time control 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rounds 1-2 G/60, d10).

Last year winner was GM Tamaz Gelashvili.

Hotel Pennsylvania

Hotel Pennsylvania

The event has a guaranteed prize fund of $20,000.

Open Section: $2000-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak first $100 bonus, top Under 2400/Unr $600-300. FIDE rated.
Under 2200 Section: $1500-800-400-200, top Under 2000/Unr $600-300.
Under 1900 Section: $1500-800-400-200, top Under 1700 (no unr) $600-300, unrated limit $700.
Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1400 (no unr) $500-250, unrated limit $500.
Under 1300 Section: $800-400-200-100, top Under 1100 (no unr) $300-150, unrated limit $300.
Under 1000 Section: $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. Unrated limit $200.

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