The 2008 FKB US Chess Championship Prizes PDF Print E-mail


For the 2008 FKB U.S. Championship

$55,000 Guaranteed Minimum, as shown below.

1- $8,000 + a Caribbean Gambit Chess Cruise (Oct. 12-19, 2008) instructor deal option with Cruising Through Life worth over $5,000 plus expenses.

2- $6,000
3- $4,500
4- $3,500
5- $3,000
6-7: $2,500
8-12: $2,000
13-18: $1,500
19–24: $1,000

The winner also receives the title of U.S. Champion and an automatic slot on the U.S. Olympiad Team (as decided in November by the USCF board).

 

A "Fighting Spirit Award" of $100 per round has been donated to the Championships by Jeff Smith, of South Carolina. It is to be awarded to the most fighting game of each round (in either tournament), as voted on by the viewers each day on MonRoi. $75 to the winner and $25 to the loser. The cutoff time for voting is at noon, next day central time.

 

For the 2008 FKB U.S. Women’s Championship

$25,000 Guaranteed Minimum, as shown below.

 

1- $5,000
2- $4,000
3- $3,000
4- $2,750
5- $2,500
6- $2,000
7- $1,750
8- $1,500
9- $1,250
10- $1,250

 

The winner also receives the title of U.S. Women’s Champion.

 

Goddesschess is sponsoring a $350 "Fighting Chess" prize for the 2008 U.S. Women's Chess Championship. The Susan Polgar Foundation will add an additional $150 to round it off to $500.
 
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