3rd Imre Konig Memorial Coming Up
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Konig was not only a fine writer, but also an excellent player, who twice represented Yugoslavia in Chess Olympiads. He is fondly remembered by Mechanics’ old-timers for his Old World courtliness and generosity of spirit in sharing his chess wisdom. The Mechanics’ Institute is honored to pay tribute to his memory.
The 3rd Imre Konig Memorial - honoring the 20th anniversary of his passing.
1. GM Emil Anka
2. GM Vinay Bhat
3. GM Walter Browne
4. GM Nick de Firmian
5. GM Jesse Kraai
6. IM Daniel Naroditsky
7. GM Sam Shankland
Prizes: 1. $2000 2. $1500 3. $1000 4. $900 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes plus a 15 second increment starting from the beginning of the game,
i.e. a 60 move game will give you 45 minutes of thinking time and a 30 minute break between rounds.
Round Times: September 22 (Saturday) 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm; September 23 (Sunday) 10am, noon, 2pm
Prize Ceremony: Sunday 4pm
Players will be expected to keep score until they have less than five minutes on their clock and which point they may stop - even if they later go back over 5 minutes due to the increment.
This event is not FIDE or USCF rated.
Games will be broadcast on Chess.com, in live chess. There will also be live analysis onsite on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday only, this commentary will be viewable online here. Following the model of the London Chess Classic we have chosen seven players giving one bye each round. The person who is free will provide commentary, along with IMs Pruess and Donaldson. The idea behind this event is to host a fun but competitive tournament that will honor the late IM Konig and be spectator friendly.
Players are expected to be present at 9:30 am on September 22 for the drawing of lots and group photo.