Philadelphia Open 2016

The 10th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter weekend from March 23-27, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown,1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100.

The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (March 23-27) with FIDE norms possible. 9-round Swiss with time control 40/2, SD/30, d10. Last year winner was GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez.

All other sections have either a 4-day schedule (March 24-27), 3-day schedule (March 25-27) or 2-day schedule (March 26-27) to participate in.

The event has a $80,000 prize fund, based on 500 paid entries, with $60,000 guaranteed.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Open: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-600-500-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $2000-1000.
Under 2200/Unr: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300.
Under 2000/Unr: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, unrated limit $2000.
Under 1800: $5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300.
Under 1600: $4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300.
Under 1400: $3000-1500-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300.
Under 1100/Unr: $1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200-100-100, unrated limit $300.
Unrated not allowed in Under 1800, Under 1600 or Under 1400 sections.

The entry fees in the upper sections are ranging from 205 to 400 USD.

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