2009 World Open Chess Tournament Prizes PDF Print E-mail

 

$250,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND. Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik; free lectures by other GMs 7/3 10 am, 7/4 10 am, 7/5 9 am.

 

In 9 sections (Unrated eligible only for Open, Under 2400, or U900/Unr).

 

Open Section: $20000-10000-5000-2500-1500-1000-800-700-600-500, clear winner bonus $200, top U2500/Unr $2000-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game 7/5 11 pm (white 5 minutes, black 3 minutes & gets draw odds, 5 second delay) for title & bonus prize. GM & IM norms possible in 5-day & 7-day schedules. FIDE rated.

 

Under 2400 Section: $14000-7000-3000-2000-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 2300 $2000-1000. FIDE rated, IM norms possible in 5-day & 7-day schedules.

 

Under 2200 Section: $14000-7000-3000-2000-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 2100 $2000-1000.

 

Under 2000 Section: $14000-7000-3000-2000-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1900 $2000-1000.

 

Under 1800 Section: $14000-7000-3000-2000-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1700 $2000-1000.

 

Under 1600 Section: $12000-6000-3000-2000-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1500 $2000-1000.

 

Under 1400 Section: $10000-5000-2500-1500-1000-900-800-700-600-500, top Under 1300 $1500-800.

 

Under 1200 Section: $5000-2500-1500-1000-800-700-600-500-400-300.

 

Under 900/Unrated Section: $300-200-100, trophies to top 10, no unrated may win over $100.

 

Prize limits: 1) Players with under 26 games played as of 7/09 list may not win over $1500 in U1200, $3000 U1400 to U1800. Games rated too late for 7/09 list not counted. 2) Players who had official rating more than 30 points over section maximum any month 7/08-6/09 have a prize limit of $2000. 3) Balance of any limited prize goes to next player(s) in line.

 


 

 
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