The 27th Annual Chicago Open will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-28, 2018, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.
The event has 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.
The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (May 24-28) with FIDE norms possible. The Other Sections have either a 4-day schedule, 3-day schedule or 2-day schedule to participate in while the Under 1000 Section has either a 3-day schedule or 2-day schedule to participate in.
The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, while the other sections are 7-round Swiss.
The event has a $100,000 prize fund unconditionally guaranteed.
More then 400 players are expected in all the events.
Top seeded players are GM Anton Kovalyov, GM Vladimir Belous etc…