1st Silicon Valley Open OTB!!!


Hi everyone!

The San Jose Chess Club is announcing it's first ever OTB FIDE Rated and Open to Public tournament. The Silicon Valley Open is a premier USCF and FIDE rated tournament, details are listed down below. Details are listed below and are also on the website linked. Registration form is on the website as well. We currently have 1 GM and 3 IM's registered for the tournament. Entry List can be found on the website.

Website and Registration:

Dates: May 22nd-23rd, 2021.

Rounds and Time Control: 5 rounds G90 Inc30.

Round times: Saturday: 9:00am, 1:30pm, 6:15pm. Sunday: 10:00am, 3:00pm.

2 Sections: Open, and Reserve (U2000).- Open section will FIDE and USCF rated, Reserve section will be USCF rated.


$3,900 based on 80 fully paid entries. Under prizes based on May USCF Published Rating

Open Section= 1st: $1,000, 2nd: $500, 3rd: $350, Top U2200, $250.

Reserve Section (U2000)= 1st: $800, 2nd: $400, 3rd: $250, Top U1700: $200, Top U1400: $150

Early online registration before 5/6 is $100, afterwards it will be $120. Registration will close at Friday noon. There will be no onsite registration. Please register on the form below

Play Up: Play ups are only allowed for players 1800+ wanting to play in the Open section. Play up fee is $20. Please select the play up option in the payment if you are playing up.

GM/IM/WGM/WIM receive free entry with no prize deduction until 5/18. After that $100 prize reduction. Please email to enter.

Location: Sonesta San Jose

Tournament Director

STD & FA Judit Sztaray

COVID-19 procedures: To ensure safety we will require all players to where a mask at all times. We will also be providing latex gloves to anyone who wants them. After each round the boards, tables, and seats will be sanitized. Pairings and Standings will be online.

Boards are provided, but players should bring clocks!

This tournament in non-refundable a week from the event

Questions? Email Or message @qing29 or @chesspilot01