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23rd Chicago Open

The 23rd Annual Chicago Open will be held May 22-26, 2014, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.

The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2300/Unrated, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300, Under 1000/Unrated and Unrated/Provisional.

The Open Section will be a 9-round event held over 5-days (May 22-26). FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible.

The Under 2300/Unrated to Unrated/Provisional sections are 7-round events with 4-day (May 23-26), 3-day (May 24-26) or 2-day (May 25-26) schedules to play in.

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

The event has a $100,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1200-900-700-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak winner bonus $200, top FIDE Under 2500/Unr $2000-1000.
Under 2300/Unr Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-400-300-300.
Under 2100 Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-400-300-300.
Under 1900 Section: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-400-300-300.
Under 1700 Section: $4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-400-300-300-300.
Under 1500 Section: $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300-300.
Under 1300 Section: $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-400-300-300-300.
Under 1000/Unr Section: $1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200, unrated may not win over $500, trophies to first 10, top U800, U600, U400.
Unrated/Provisional Section: Open to unrated or under 1600 with less than 26 lifetime games rated. $1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200.

Chicago Open 2013

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