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40th Annual World Open

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/2/12, 11:34 AM.

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The 40th Annual World Open is underway in Philadelphia.  The event takes place at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel and runs from 2-8 July.

There projected prize fund is $250,000 and there is a guaranteed minimum of $200,800.

The main event is a 9 round Open Swiss with GM and IM norm opportunities, played over either 7-day or 5-day schedules.

There are also eight other 9 round Swiss competitions for different rating levels: Under 2400, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200 and Under 900.

Last year's World Open was won by Gata Kamsky who beat Michael Adams in an Armageddon tie-break after both finished with a score of 7/9.  More details are available at the official website.

Kamsky and Adams playing at the 2011 World Open

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Video highlights of the 2011 World Open from the US Chess Scoop

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  • 2 years ago

    k1nderkakke

    nice picture

  • 2 years ago

    Bochumer

    @ RuralRob I read an article that the sports ministry is sponsering some players for Philadelphia and that explains the huge numbers

  • 2 years ago

    Caliphigia

    I'm sorry, I didn't notice it. Guess I'll have to visit my eye doctor soon.Smile

  • 2 years ago

    pawngenius

    Congrats to the winners in advance! May the sandbaggers lose and for the losers, forget about the huge entry fee.

  • 2 years ago

    Narz

    I'm playing in the 7-day.  My first game went on 'till 1:15AM and ended in a draw (pretty sloppy game on both ends, maybe I'll post a vid on it later).

  • 2 years ago

    zezpwn44

    I'll be there! Heading down tomorrow night :).

  • 2 years ago

    chessgenius2014

    sounds interesting...

  • 2 years ago

    hokiesfan

    Where's the live games?

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    i'm in the u22, how 'bout u?

    link to adv. entry list:

    http://www.chesstour.com/ae-wo12.htm

  • 2 years ago

    marklimpin

    who are the GM participants? especially foreign GM's

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    Kamsky is currently playing in the Greek team championships, so won't be defending his title this year.

  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    @ Caliphigia - there's a link to the official website in the article Smile

  • 2 years ago

    Caliphigia

    Link?

  • 2 years ago

    shotdown

    ..."this money has to be spend" ....that's what im talking about ;))

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