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2nd Recession Buster Open

The 2nd Annual Recession Buster Open is set to take place on 16-18th February at the Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, 2592 Lanning Rd., San Diego, CA 92106.

The event consists of four sections – Open, U2100, U1700 and U1300. All sections will be played over six rounds of Swiss system with the time control 40/90, SD/60, d/10.

Currently top rated players are: Grandmasters Enrico Sevillano, Melikset Khachiyan, Carlos Matamoros, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, International Masters Dionisio Aldama, Roman Yankovsky, Andranik Matikozyan, Timothy Taylor and Jack Peters.

Marriott San Diego Airport

Marriott San Diego Airport

$20,000 Guaranteed prize fund
Open Section: 1st $2,200-1,600-1,200-1,000-800-600, BU2300 $800-400,
U2100 Section: $1,200-800-600-400-300; BU1900:$800-400
U1700 Section: $1,200-800-600-400-300; BU1500 $500- 300,
U1300 Section: $700-400-300-200, BU1100 $300-150-100, Best Unrated $100.
Plus Best Game Prizes: $75-50-25, one reserved for non-open sections.
Unrated prize limits: U1300 $100, U1700 $200, U2100 $400, place prizes only in the Open Section.

Entry fees:
$100 if received by 2/12, $120 at door. No credit cards at door, checks or cash only. Special rate of only $75 if U1300 or unrated. Special rate for GMs and IMs: $20 if registered by 2/12, or $60 late entry at door. SCCF membership required ($18 Adult, $13 Junior ) for all So Cal residents. Open section will be FIDE rated except for the 3 fast games in the 2 day.

SDCC, PO Box 120162, San Diego, CA 92112. For more info call Bruce Baker at (619) 239-7166, or email Chuck Ensey at

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