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31st Annual Empire City Open

The 31st Annual Empire City Open will be held from December 28-30, 2012, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York.

The event has 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Adult Under 1300 and Junior Under 1300.

The Open-Under 1600 sections have either 3-day (December 28-30) or 2-day (December 29-30) schedules to play in. The Under 1300 sections are 2-day (December 29-30) events.

The event has a $10,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Open Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 2300 or unrated $500. 6-round Swiss, FIDE rated.
Under 2200 Section: $1000-500-250-150, top U2000 (no unrated) $500.
Under 1900 Section: $1000-500-250-150, top U1700 (no unrated) $400.
Under 1600 Section: $800-400-200-100, top U1400 (no unrated) $400.
Adult Under 1300 Section (born 1994/before): $200-100, trophies to first 5, top U1000, U800, Unr.
Junior Under 1300 Section (born 1995/after): $200-100, trophies to first 5, top U1000, U800, Unr.
Unrated may not win over $100 in either U1300, $300 U1600, or $600 U1900.

New Yorker Hotel hosted the 11th Annual Manhattan Open in August, which was won by GM Sergey Kudrin.

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