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32nd Empire City Open

The 32nd Annual Empire City Open will be held from December 27-29, 2013, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York.

The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. All sections have either 3-day (December 27-29) or 2-day (December 28-29) schedules to play in.

The playing format is 6 round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-3 G/40, d10).

Last year winner of the Open section was GM Alexander Fishbein.

New Yorker Hotel

New Yorker Hotel

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

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

Top 4 sections entry fee: $105 online at by 12/24 or after, $120 at site, or online until 2 hours before round one. GMs free, but $90 deducted from prize.
Under 1300 Section entry fee: All $50 less than top 4 sections entry fee.

Tournament website

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