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4th Annual Golden State Open in Concord, California

The 4th Annual Golden State Open will be held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-21, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, California.

The event has 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open Section will have one schedule, 5-days, 9-rounds Swiss, held from January 17-21. GM and IM norms possible.

Last year winner was IM Justin Sarkar

Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord

Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord

The Under 2200-Under 1300 sections has either 4-day (January 18-21), 3-day (January 19-21) or 2-day (January 20-21) schedules to play in.

The Under 1000 section is a 2-day (January 20-21) event.

The event has a $25,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Open: $3000-1500-1000-600-500-400, clear or tiebreak winner $100, top FIDE U2400/Unr $1000-500. FIDE rated.
Under 2200: $1500-1000-500-400-300, top U2000 $600-300.
Under 1900: $1500-1000-500-400-300, top U1700 $500-250.
Under 1600: $1200-700-400-300-300, top U1400 $500-250.
Under 1300: $1000-600-400-300-200, top U1100 $400-200.
Under 1000: $300-200-100, trophies to first 3, top U800, U600, Unr.
Unrated (0-3 lifetime games rated) may enter any section, with maximum prize U1000 $150, U1300 $400, U1600 $600, U1900 $800

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