AN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT ORGANIZED BY THE WORLD FAMOUS MARSHALL CHESS CLUB! (Sponsored by The Marshall Chess Foundation and St. John's University.)
Prizes: $40,000 projected-$25,000 guaranteed!
New, beautiful tournament site: St. John's University, Manhattan Campus (in TRIBECA): 101 Murray St., New York, NY 10007.
Hotel information: Budget: St. John's University (on the site of the tournament); private room, shared bathroom: $70/single, $90 double. (Contact Marshall CC for reservations.) Luxury: Millenium Hilton, 55 Church Street (walking distance to tournament site): $179 single/dbl for 6/17-6/19, $279 6/20. This beautiful 4 star/4 diamond hotel features an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art fitness studio. Reservations: 1-888-273-0734, request NY International Chess Tournament rate. Reserve by May 31.
This year in three sections, (A), (B), and (C). All sections: 9 rounds Swiss System, 40/120, SD/60. Sections (B) and (C): 4-day schedule: Rounds 1-3 Game/60. Sections as follows: (A) FIDE Norm Tournament: Open to all players rated 2200 or above (USCF or FIDE) and special invitees. $10,000 unconditionally guaranteed: $5000-2500-1500-1000, plus special brilliancy prize. Entrance fees: $375 in advance, $425 on site. Players with USCF ratings over 2200 with no FIDE rating: $325 advance/$375 at site. Players with USCF ratings over 2200 and FIDE rating U2200: $275 in advance/$325 at site. USA players with FIDE ratings over 2200: $225 in advance, $275 at site. USA IMs, USA WGMs, and foreign FIDE rated players: $175 in advance/$225 at site. GMs, foreign IMs, and foreign WGMs $100, returned on completion of tournament; no money deducted from prize fund. $25 less for Marshall Chess Club members. Registration: Advance: must be received by 6/13 (mail check or online below). On site: One hour before round. One schedule for section (A): Rounds: 6/17-6/20: 12 & 7 pm, 6/21: 12PM. Byes: limit 2, must commit before round 3; limit 1 bye rounds 8-9. FIDE IM/GM norms possible, must play all rounds. FIDE Rating used for
pairings. (B) U2200 ($15,000 b/100 entries; min half each prize guaranteed): $4,000-2,000-1,500-1,000-500-500-500, Top U2100 $1,000, Top U2000 $2,000-1,000, Top U1900 $1,000. No players with FIDE rating over 2200. (C) U1800 ($15,000 b/100 entries; min half each prize guaranteed): $4,000-2,000-1,500-1,000-500-500-500, Top U1700 $1,000, Top U1600 $2,000-1,000, Top U1500 $1,000. Entrance fees: both U2200 & U1800 $229 if received by 6/13 (mail check or online below), $249 if received after 6/13 or at site (credit card only). $25 less for Marshall Chess Club members. Reentry (counts 1/2) $120. Two schedules for sections (B) and (C): 5-day: Rounds: 6/17-6/20: 12 & 7 pm, 6/21: 12PM; 4-day: Rounds: 1-3 (G/60, registration ends Sat 9:30AM) Sat 10AM, 12:30 & 3PM, then merge with 5-day schedule in round 4. Byes: limit 3, commit before round 4.
USCF June rating used, unofficial USCF rating used if otherwise unrated. Foreign players: Usually 100 points added to FIDE or foreign national ratings. No points added to CFC, PR, or Jamaica.
Please bring clocks, boards, and sets. Chess Magnet School JGP.
(Photo: Garry Kasparov at the Marshall Chess Club, November 2010.)