The popular Foxwoods Open is being revived after the 5-year hiatus and is scheduled to take place on 22-26th January, 2014, at Foxwoods Resort Casino & Hotel in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The tournament will be played in six sections and over 9 rounds of Swiss system. The Open section is FIDE rated and title norms are possible.
The prize fund is $80,000 based on 520 paid entries, else proportional, minimum $40,000 is guaranteed.
Open Section: $7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-300, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $3000-1500. Clear or tiebreak winner gets free room at 2015 Foxwoods Open, if held (if not held, prize replaced by free room at Continental Class).
Under 2200: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 2000: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Unrated limit $2000.
Under 1800: $5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Unrated limit $1600.
Under 1600: $4000-2000-1200-800-600-600-400-300-300-300. Unrated limit $1200.
Under 1400: $3000-1500-900-700-600-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1200 (no unrated) $1000-500. Unrated limit $800. There is no separate Under 1200 Section; players under 1200 play for both U1400 and U1200 prizes; receive larger if winning both.
Entry fees range from $225 online at chessaction.com to $350 at site.
Hotel rates: MGM Grand, Great Cedar Hotel or Two Trees Inn at $129.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is operated by Mashantucket Pequot, a federally recognized Native American nation. Nearby is the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, largest Native American museum in USA.