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Liberty Bell Open 2014

The 46th Annual Liberty Bell Open will be held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-20, 2014, at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open section has either 4-day (January 17-20) or 3-day (January 18-20) schedules to play in. The Under 2100-Under 1000 sections have either 4-day (January 17-20), 3-day (January 18-20) or 2-day (January 19-20) schedules to play in.

Last year the winner of the Open section was GM Tamaz Gelashvili

The event has a $20,000 prize fund, based on 320 entries, with $14,000 minimum guaranteed.

In 2006 to 2013, the tournament had over 320 paid entries each year and the $20,000 projected prize fund was increased in proportion.

Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia

Open: $1700-1000-500-400-300, 1st clear or on tiebreak $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE rated.
Under 2100: $1000-600-400-300-200.
Under 1900: $1000-600-400-300-200.
Under 1700: $1000-600-400-300-200.
Under 1500: $900-500-400-300-200.
Under 1300: $800-500-400-300-200.
Under 1000: $300-200-120-100-80, trophies to first 3, top U800, U600, Unrated.
Unrated may enter any section, but may not win over $200 in U1000, $500 in U1300, $700 U1500, or $900 U1700.

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