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114th United States Open Chess Championship

The 114th Annual United States Open Chess Championship will take place on 27 July – 4 August 2013 at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, in Middleton, Wisconsin.

The top US player not otherwise qualified will qualify for the 2014 US Championship. The tournament will be played as a single section with class prizes.

The prize fund is $50,000 based on 500 paid entries (else proportional) with $40,000 guaranteed.

Last year winner was GM Manuel Leon Hoyos.

Projected prizes for top places:
$8000-4000-2000-1500-1000-700-500-400. Clear winner – $200 bonus. If tie for first, top two on tiebreak play speed game W – 5 min, B – 3 min and draw odds for bonus and title.

Class Prizes:
Top Master 2200-2399: $2400-1200-600-300.
Top Expert 2000-2199: $2400-1200-600-300.
Class A 1800-1999: $$2400-1200-600-300.
Class B 1600-1799: $$2400-1200-600-300.
Class C 1400-1599: $2000-1000-500-300.
Class D 1200-1399: $1500-700-400-200.
Class E & Below <1200: $1200-600-400-200.
Unrated: $700-400-200.

Special Prizes for Life Titles:
Top Life Senior Master U2500: $600
Top Life Master or Original Life Master U2300: $600
Top Candidate Master (or higher title) U2100: $500
Top First Category (or higher title) U1900: $500
Top Second Category (or higher title) U1700: $500
Top Third Category (or higher title) U1500: $400
Top Fourth Category (or higher title) U1300: $300

Among the advanced entries top rated are: 2665 Lenderman Aleksandr NY, 2595 Friedel Joshua WI, 2541 Hungaski Robert NY, 2481 Mulyar Michael CO, 2417 Burnett Ronald Wayne TN, 2409 Rosen Eric IL, 2381 Wasiluk Kevin MN, 2358 Watson John CA, 2355 Baginskaite Camilla SD.

Madison Marriott West in Middleton

Madison Marriott West in Middleton

Side Events

27-28 July: U.S. Open Weekend Swiss
GPP:6. 5-SS, G/60; d5. $$1,150 guaranteed prizes. $200-100-50, U2200/Unr $160, U2000 $150, U1800 $140, U1600 $120, U1400 $100, U1200 $80, Unr $50. Entry fee $40, Unr free if paying USCF dues. On-Site Registration 10:00-11:30 AM 7/27, Rds: Sat 12-3, Sun 10-12:30-3.

28 July: U.S. Open Scholastic

27 July: U.S. Open Bughouse
G/5; d0. Entry fee $20 per team. 80% of entry fees in cash prizes. Registration ends at 7:00 PM, first round begins at 7:30 PM.

29, 30, 31 July; 1, 2 August: U.S. Open Quads
G/30; d5. Entry fee $20. Registration 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Rds. 12-1:30-3:00. $50 to first in each quad.

31 July: U.S. Open G/15 Championship
5-SS, G/15; d5. Quick rated, higher of regular or quick rating. Entry fee $40. Registration 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Rds: noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. 80% of entries as returned as cash prizes. First 30%, second 15%, U2100 12%, U1800 10%, U1500/Unr 8%, U1200 5%.

3 August: U.S. Open Blitz Championship
Trophies Plus GPP: 15. 7-SS (double round, 14 games), 1 section, G/5; d0. Blitz rated, higher of regular or Blitz rating. Entry fee $40, free to Unrated if paying USCF dues. Registration 9am-11:30am, first round begins at noon. $2000 guaranteed prizes! $$400-200-150, Expert $200-100, U2000 $200-100, U1800 $180-90, U1600/Unr $140-70, U1400 $100, U1200 $70. The July 2013 Rating Supplement will be used.

1-2 August FIDE Trainers Seminar
Objective: To educate and certify Trainers and Chess Teachers. This is FIDE Trainers’ Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles Diploma which is approved by FIDE and the FIDE Trainers’ Commission (TRG). Cost is $100.

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