33rd Empire City Open

New Yorker HotelThe 33rd Annual Empire City Open is taking place from December 26-28, 2014, 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 26-28) or 2-day (December 27-28) schedules to play in.

Top rated players are GM Gata Kamsky 2750 NY, GM Alexander Shabalov 2631 PA, GM Zviad Izoria 2622 NY, GM Sergey Kudrin 2584 CT, GM Robert Hungaski 2545 NY and GM Michael A Rohde 2504 NY.

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

Open Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 2300 or unrated $500-250.
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 (note change): $300-200-100, plaques to top 3.

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