$7000 guaranteed, $600 guarantee to foreign GMs, $300 to foreign IMs & WGMs!
June 25-29, 2010 at Valley Forge
ChessLecture.com Grand Prix Points: 150 (enhanced)
4th annual Philadelphia International
9 round Swiss System, 40/2,
SD/1, Valley Forge Convention Center (and Scanticon & Radisson Hotels), 1160
1st Ave, King of Prussia PA 19406. Free parking. See
World Open for directions.
Guaranteed prize fund $7000: $2000-1200-800-600-400-300-200, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1000-500.
Minimum prize if completing all games with no byes: $600 to foreign GMs, $300 to foreign IMs & foreign WGMs.
IM & GM norms possible; FIDE rated.
GMs, foreign IMs, foreign WGMs; Free; $100 deducted from prize of US GMs.
Foreign FIDE rated players: $115 mailed by 6/16, $117 online by 6/23, $125 phoned by 6/23 (406-896-2038, no questions), $150 at site.
USA FIDE 2100/up rated players: $215 mailed by 6/16, $217 online by 6/23, $225 phoned by 6/23, $250 at site.
Others: $315 mailed by 6/16, $317 online by 6/23, $325 phoned by 6/23, $350 at site.
All: No checks at site, credit cards accepted.
Special 1 year USCF dues with Chess Life if paid with entry- online at chesstour.com, Adult $30, Young Adult $20. Mailed, phoned or paid at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $30. USCF membership is required, except for foreign GMs, IMs, WGMs and WIMs.
FIDE ratings used, except if USCF rating is more than 100 points above FIDE, an adjusted USCF rating may be used.
ends Fri 10 am,
rounds Fri through Mon 11 am & 6 pm, Tue 11 am.
Two half point byes available (must commit before rd 2); norm not possible if taking bye.
Hotel rates: $99-99, 610-337-1200, reserve by 5/25. As of June 17, rooms at Radisson and Scanticon are believed to again be available, even though the hotel was refusing to accept reservations for awhile. If Scanticon and Radisson are sold out, backup hotel is Dolce (formerly Hilton), $99-99, 610-337-1200, ask for chess rate.
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. JGP.