46th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia

Loews Philadelphia HotelThe 46th Annual National Chess Congress will be held from November 27-29, 2015, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia, PA.

The event has 10 sections: Premier, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 1000, Under 800 and Scholastic Under 600.

The Premier to Under 1200 sections have either a 3-day schedule (November 27-29) or 2-day schedule (November 28-29) to participate in while the Under 1000 to Under 600 sections are 2-day schedules only (November 28-29).

The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control 40/110, SD/30, d10. The event has a $35,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Premier: open to all rated 2000/above and juniors under 18 rated 1800/above. $3000-1500-800-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, U2400/Unr $1600-800. FIDE rated.

Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1600: $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Under 1400: $1600-800-400-300-200.
Under 1200: $1600-800-400-300-200.
Under 1000: Trophies to top 10.
Under 800: Trophies to top 10.
Scholastic Under 600: K-12 only, trophies to top 10.
Unrated may not win over $300 in U1200, $600 in U1400, $900 in U1600, $1200 in U1800, or $1500 in U2000.

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