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Dear Chess Enthusiast
Executive Director Tom Beckman and TDs Anand Dommalapati and Andy Rea welcome you to the
2015 Eastern Open Chess Tournament Web Site
We want to personally THANK YOU for your patronage in the past, and hope you will join us again for another great time and an exciting tournament this year. Please make your plans today to play in one of the 7 sections of the 42nd annual Eastern Open.
Congratulations to GM Sergey Erenburg - 2015 Eastern Open Champion !
Over $14,000 in Prizes!! Over 50 prizes awarded!!
Class prizes for each 150-point interval within each section!!
A Heritage Event! GPP 100 (enhanced)! US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
December 26-29, 27-29, 26, or 27, 2015
CONVENIENT LOCATION: Doubletree Hotel, Bethesda MD (2 mi. S from I-495 at 8120 Wisc. Ave; 4 blocks N of Metro). Only blocks from several NYC express buses.
7 Rd. Swiss in 5 Sections: Open section prizes guaranteed. Cash prizes in other sections based on 40 paid entries.
Open: $2,000-1,000-500 U2300: $500 FIDE rated
Under 2200: $1,000-500-250 U2050: $400
Under 1900: $1,000-500-250 U1750: $400
Under 1600: $1,000-500-250 U1450: $400
Under 1300: $750-400-200 & Upsets U1150: $300 Max U/R = $150
2 **New** Swiss Sections:
Under 1000: (Sat. 12/26 in 5 rds) $400-200-100 & Upsets U800: $100 Max U/R = $100
Scholastic Tourney (Sun. 12/27 in 4 rds) in 3 sections: K-12 Open, K-8 U1000, K-5 U700.
Trophies, book prizes, and memberships
Best Fighting Spirit and Best Played Game: $200-100 from any round. Selected game must be annotated by winner.
Brilliancy: $100-50 from any round. Submit position, game score, and annotate several moves leading up to the brilliancy.
Best Opening Innovation: $100-50 from any round. Authors must demonstrate the value of their opening innovation vs. current best practice. Winners will have games, brilliancies, and opening innovations submitted to Chess Life for publication.
Upset in U1300 Section: For rounds 1-6, $25 book credit prizes. Max 2 prizes per player.
Upset in U1000 Section: For rounds 1-4, $25 book credit prizes. Max 2 prizes per player.
Blitz Championship **New Time**: 5-rd double Swiss, G/7, d/5. Saturday 12/26: 1-4:30 pm. 75% of entries returned.
Chess Lecture: Saturday 12/26: 4-5:30 pm:
KEY TRUTHS: The Most Important Elements in Chess by FIDE Master Allan Savage
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Warmest regards, Tom Beckman Eastern Open Executive Director