AMERICAN CLASSIC AND HERITAGE EVENT. $37,000 PRIZE FUND!!! for this Six-Round Swiss in Six Sections (based on 400 paid players, $25,250 Guaranteed). Large prize fund made possible by the generosity of the Sands Regency Casino Hotel.
TIME CONTROL: 40/2, 20/1, SD 1/2 hour. Entry fee: $140 average.
ADDITIONAL PRIZES! Senior and Club money prizes. Trophies awarded to top three places in sections A through D, top unrated players in section D/Under, top Senior and top Club. Open Section is FIDE rated and worth 200 Grand Prix Points. Free entry to main tournament for GMs and IMs (enter by 10/1 or pay late fees). $20 discount to juniors 19 and under and seniors 65 and over (seniors not eligible: provisionally rated, unrated and Masters). Free entry for unrated players paying USCF dues or must increase membership for 1 additional year through this tournament ($49 adults, $25 juniors). All entry fees: $11 more if postmarked after 10/2 and $22 more if after 10/15 or on site. Navigate to TLA at bottom of the page for more details.
SIDE EVENTS: Wednesday (Oct. 20, 7 p.m.) GM Sergey Kudrin clock simul (40/2, SD/60, $30. A great value!). PLUS game analysis. Thursday, Oct. 21: Free lecture by GM Larry Evans (6:30-7 p.m.); GM Melikset Khachiyan simul (only $15!) 7:30 p.m. Blitz (5-minute) Tourney 7:30 p.m. ($20-80% to prize fund) Saturday: FREE GM Larry Evans Game/Position Analysis Clinic (3-4:30 p.m.). Sunday, Oct. 24: Quick Tourney (G/25), 5-round Swiss (Noon-5 p.m.) $20-80% to prize fund.
HOSTED BY THE SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL in Reno, Nevada. Site of the 1999 100th U.S. Open. Coffee and coffee cakes served each morning. Complimentary airport shuttle.
AS ALWAYS, LOW ROOM RATES. Discounted rates are $35 Sunday-Thursday, $59 Friday or Saturday, single or double occupancy, plus 13.5% room tax. First night's deposit by check or credit card must be received by October 5th to guarantee these special rates. To guarantee hotel reservation with credit card by telephone call 1-866-386-7829 and ask for group code CHESS 1020. (Please, no tournament entries by telephone.)
RENO/TAHOE SIGHTSEEING: The Sands Regency is located in the heart of downtown Reno, convenient to many area attractions, entertainment, fine dining and incredible sightseeing at beautiful Lake Tahoe and historic Virginia City.