International Chess

Western Pacific Open

The Western Pacific Open is scheduled to take place on 26-28th April at the Radisson LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

The tournament will be held over 5 rounds of Swiss system and in five sections – Open, Premier, Amateur, Reserve, Booster. Time control is 40/2, SD/1, d/5 (2-day option, rounds 1-2, G/75, d/5).

Entry Fee: $99 by 03/10, $105 by 04/01 $109 at door. GM/IM free, $99 from prize. Booster (U1400) section Entry Fee: $80 by 03/10, $87 by 04/01, $95 door.

The prize fund is $$10,000 based on 165 entries, 80% of each prize is guaranteed.


Open: $$1700-750-400-300-200, U2400 400, U2200 700-300-200
Premier (Under 2000): $$750-300-200-100
Amateur (Under 1800): $$750-300- 200-100
Reserve (Under 1600): $$750-300-200-100
Booster (Under 1400/unrated): $$400-200-100, U1200 150, Unr 150. (Unrated may win Unrated prizes only.)

For more information, you can send an e-mail to You can also register by mail at Metropolitian Chess, PO Box 25112, Los Angeles, CA 90025-0112.

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