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Prize fund doubled to $10,000 guaranteed! $500 guarantee for foreign GMs!
June 25-29, 2009 at Sheraton
Philadelphia City Center Hotel
World Chess Live Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)
3rd annual Philadelphia International
9 round Swiss System, 40/2,
SD/1, Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Sts.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Special parking rate for players with guest rooms $5/day; may be available for players without guest rooms, through 6/29 only.
Guaranteed prize fund $10,000: $3000-1500-1000-600-400-300-200, top FIDE 2200-2399 $1000-500, top FIDE under 2200 or unrated $1000-500. Minimum prize if completing all games: $500 to foreign GMs, $200 to US GMs, foreign IMs, foreign WGMs, foreign WIMs. IM & GM norms possible; FIDE rated.
Entry fee: GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, foreign FIDE rated players: $115 mailed by 6/16, $117 ONLINE by 6/23, $125 phoned by 6/23 (406-896-2038, payment only, no questions), $150 at tmt. USA FIDE 2100/up rated players: $215 mailed by 6/16, $217 ONLINE by 6/23, $225 phoned by 6/23, $250 at tmt. Others: $315 mailed by 6/16, $317 ONLINE by 6/23, $325 phoned by 6/23, $350 at tmt.
All: No checks at site, credit cards accepted.
Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com $30, mailed, phoned or paid at site $40. USCF membership is required, except for foreign GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs.
ends Thu 10 am,
rounds Thu through Sun 11 am & 6 pm, Mon 11 am.
Two half point byes available (must commit before rd 2); norm not possible if taking bye.
Hotel rates: $93-93, 215-448-2000, reserve by 6/5 or rate may increase.
Bring sets, boards, clocks if possible- none supplied.
Entry: Continental Chess, PO Box 249, Salisbury Mills NY 12577. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: 845-496-9658, www.chesstour.com. Advance entries posted at chesstour.com. WCL JGP.