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7th New York International Chess Tournament

The 7th New York International Chess Tournament, organized by the historic Marshall Chess Club, will take place from June 18-22, 2014, at a luxurious private club in Midtown Manhattan under impeccable playing conditions.

The event will consist of three sections: FIDE Norm, U2200 and U1900.

Since its premiere in 2008, the event has grown every year in size and strength and is an excellent opportunity for both established Grandmasters and younger players who seek to obtain IM and GM norms.

Last year, players from 19 different federations, including 27 Grandmasters and International Masters, took part, ensuring norm possibilities independent of pairings with foreign players. Two GM norm and three IM norms were awarded!

Manhattan Aerial view looking north

Manhattan

FIDE Norm Section is open to all players rated 2200 or above (USCF or FIDE) and special invitees. The format is 9 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment.

The prize fund of $12,500 is unconditionally guaranteed.
$5000-2500-1500-1000, U2500 FIDE $1000, U2400 $1000, U2300 $500, plus special brilliancy prize.

U2200 Section is open to all players rated under 2200 and unrated. No FIDE ratings over 2200. The format is 6 rounds, Swiss System, 40/90, SD/30, 30 second increment, FIDE rated.

The prize fund is $4000 based on 60 entries: $1500-800-500-200, Top U2100 $500, Top U2000 $500.
Limited to 60 players.

U1900 Section is open to all players rated under 1900 and unrated. No FIDE ratings over 1900. The format is 5 rounds, Swiss System, 40/115, SD/30; 5d.
The playing venue is Marshall Chess Club. Limited to 70 players.

The prize fund is $4500 based on 70 entries: $1500-800-500-200, Top U1750 $500, Top U1600 $500, Top U1450 $500.

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