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13th Annual Pittsburgh Open

Doubletree HotelThe 13th Annual Pittsburgh Open will take place from March 23-25, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree, 101 Radisson Drive, Pittsburgh.

The event has a $12,000 projected prize fund with $9,000 guaranteed.

The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500, and Under 1200.

All sections are 5 round Swiss tournaments with 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in.

Open Section: $1500-800-400-200, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $700, Under 2200/Unr $600. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 $400.
Under 1800 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 $400, no unrated may win over $500.
Under 1500 Section: $800-400-300-200, top Under 1300 $300, no unrated may win over $300.
Under 1200 Section: $400-250-150-100, trophies to top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. No unrated may win over $150.

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