International Chess

31st Reno-Western States Open

The 31st Annual Sands Regency Reno-Western States Open will take place from 18-20th October at the Sands Regency Hotel/Casino, Reno, Nevada 89501.

The tournament will be held in six sections over six rounds of Swiss system and with time control 40/2, G/60, d5.

The total prize fund is $26,000 based on 275 paid entries, with $16,750 and top prizes in the Open section guaranteed.

Open: $2000-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-300-200-200
Expert (2000-2199): $1,600-800-500-300-200.
“A” (1800-1999): $1,500-800-500-300-200.
“B” (1600-1799): $1,400-700-500-300-200.
“C” (1400-1599): $1,200-600-500-300-200.
“D” (1399/below): $800-500-400-300-200, (under 1200) – $300.

Side events:
– $30 GM Sergey Kudrin clock simul on Wednesday evening plus game analysis the following day
– Free lecture by IM John Donaldson on Thursday evening
GM Jesse Kraai author reading on Thursday evening
– $20 GM Alexander Ivanov simul on Thursday evening
– Free IM John Donaldson Game/Position Analysis Clinic on Saturday afternoon
– Five Minute Blitz Tournament on Thursday night with 80% of entries returned as prizes

Tournament website

Sands Regency Casino Hotel

Sands Regency Casino Hotel

Most Popular is an international chess news website dedicated to timely news reporting and live games broadcasts

Copyright © 2007-2016

To Top