Southern Chess Congress 2016

The 47th Annual Southern Chess Congress will be held from August 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 19-21) or 2-day schedule (August 20-21) to participate in.

The tournament format is 5-round Swiss with time control 40/100, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10). Top rated players are Andrey Stukopin (GM) 2586, Benjamin Finegold (GM) 2494 and Awonder Liang (IM) 2465.

Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel

The event has a guaranteed prize fund of $20,000.

Open Section: $2000-1000-500-300, clear winner or 1st on tiebreak $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $800-400. FIDE-rated.
Under 2200 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 2000 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1800 Section: $1400-700-400-200.
Under 1600 Section: $1200-600-300-200.
Under 1400 Section: $800-500-300-200.
Under 1100 Section: $500-300-200-100.

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