Sunday, 20 May 2012 01:05
The 21st Annual Chicago Open will be held May 24-28, 2012, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling IL 60090 (from Chicago, I-294 north to US-45 north; from Milwaukee, I-94 east to Lake Cook Rd to US-45 south).
The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300, Under 1100 and Under 900.
The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss tournament with GM and IM norm opportunities. The Open Section will be played over a 5-day schedule from May 24-28.
Last year winner was GM Timur Gareev.
The Under 2300 to Under 1300 sections are 7 round Swiss tournaments having 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in from May 25-28.
The Under 1100 section is a 7 round Swiss tournament having 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in from May 26-28. The Under 900 section is a 7 round Swiss tournament that will be played over a 2-day schedule, May 27-28.
The prize fund for the tournament is $100,000 unconditionally guaranteed.