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Pittsburgh Open 2013

Doubletree HotelThe 14th Annual Pittsburgh Open will be held from March 1-3, 2013, at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The event has a $12,000 prize fund based on 150 paid entries with $8,000 guaranteed. Last year winner was GM Alexander Shabalov.

The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. All sections have either 3-day (March 1-3) or 2-day (March 2-3) schedules to play in.

Open Section: $1500-700-400-300, clear/tiebreak winner $100 bonus, top Under 2300/Unr $500-250. FIDE rated.
Under 2100 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1900 (no unr) $400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1000-500-300-200, top Under 1600 (no unr) $400-200, no unrated may win over $600.
Under 1500 Section: $800-400-250-150, top Under 1300 (no unr) $300-150, no unrated may win over $400.
Under 1200 Section: $500-250-150-100, trophies to first 3, top Under 1000, Under 800, Under 600, Unrated. No unrated may win over $200.

If unrated prize is limited, balance goes to next player(s) in line.

Top 4 sections entry fee: Online at, $108 by 2/26, $120 2/27 to 2 hours before first game. Phoned to 406-896-2038 by 2/26 (entry only, no questions), $115. Mailed by 2/20: 3-day $113, 2-day $112. No credit card mailed entries. At site: all $120. GMs free; $100 deducted from prize.

Entry fee for Under 1200 Section: All $50 less than above.

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