The 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress was held from October 26-28, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey.
The event consisted of six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.
The main Premier section 43 participants. GM Fidel Corrales took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points and the top prize of 2100 USD.
Premier section standings:
1. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2608 MA – 4,5 1st $2100.00
2-5. GM Alexander Shabalov 2634 PA, GM John M Burke 2626 NJ, IM Alexander R Katz 2534 NJ and IM David Brodsky 2529 NY – 4,0 2nd-4th $450.00
6-7. GM Sergey Erenburg 2666 PA and GM Alexander Fishbein 2589 NJ – 3,5 etc
The total prize fund was 20,000 USD.