Monday, July 16, 2012

Washington International Chess Tournament

The inaugural Washington International is scheduled to take place from 28th July to 1st August at Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland.

The 9-round swiss tournament is open for the players rated above 2100 FIDE. The organizer provides sets, boards, and clocks, as well as free Continental breakfast for players every morning.

The prize fund is $17,000 guaranteed and the GM, IM, WGM, and WIM norms are possible.

Running concurrently with the Washington International will be the Platonov Memorial Tournament.
This is a six-player round robin tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Platonov. The players planning to attend this tournament are GMs Lev Alburt, Boris Gulko, Gregory Kaidanov (all USA), Vladimir Malaniuk (Ukraine), Mikhail Gurevich (Turkey), and Adrian Mikhalchishin (Slovenia).

The tournament will coincide with the release of the new book, Platonov's Academy, by Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik.

Registered Players for the Washington International:
Gata Kamsky GM USA, Alex Onischuk GM USA, Timur Gareev GM UZB, Mikheil Kekelidze GM GEO, Tamaz Gelashvili GM GEO, Larry Kaufmann GM USA, Josh Friedel GM USA, Kidambi Sundararjan GM IND, Alex Shabalov GM USA, Joel Benjamin GM USA, Oladapo Adu IM NGR, Cristina-Adela Foisor IM ROU, Ovidiu-Doru Foisor IM ROU, Mikhail Vasilyev IM UKR, Justin Sarkar IM USA, Farai Mandizha IM ZIM, Masha Klinova IM ISR, Adam Hunt IM ENG, Mikhail Vasilyev IM UKR, Tegshsuren Enkhbat IM USA etc

1st - $5000
2nd - $3000
3rd - $2000
4th - $1000
5th - $900
6th - $800
7th - $700
8th - $600
9th - $500
10th - $500
Top Under 2500(FIDE) $700-$300
Top Under 2300(FIDE) $700-$300
Most Interesting Game $150
Best Endgame (in memory of Oscar Shapiro) $150

On July 27th there will be an opening reception and the Washington International Blitz. This tournament will be a 6-double round swiss 5/0 min t/c FIDE blitz rated tournament and is open to anyone. Prizes are 1st - $500, 2nd -$300 and 3rd - $200.

Official website

No comments: