Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.  $6,000 based on 88 players.

(While past attendance is no guarantee, 2017 attendance was 73 players, or 82.95%. We are increasing prizes by 20% without increasing entry fees for early entrants!)

US CHESS GRAND PRIX (POINTS TBA)

All: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30, Accelerated pairings possible. ½-byes available in all rounds; request before rd.2. (maximum two); request before rd.2. For prize purposes only, requested byes in both rounds 3 and 4 will count as 0.9 points. 

Rounds 10-4 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.

Three Sections:

OPEN

EF: $69 by April 21, 2018; $79 by May 4, $90 onsite. U2000 may play up for additional $15. GMs and IMs play for free; no prize reduction!.

FIDE rated.

$1100-550-300

UNDER 2250 $300-200

UNDER 2000:

Open to 1999 & under. EF: $EF: $68 by April 21, 2018; $78 by May 4, $90 onsite. U1600 may play up for additional $15.

$600-300-150. 

UNDER 1800 $400-200-120.

Unrated may not win more than $200.

UNDER 1600:

EF: $59 by April 21, 2018; $69 by May 4, $80 onsite.  20% discount for CCC members.

$600-300-150.

UNDER 1400:$250-130-100

UNDER 1200: $250.

Unrated may not win more than $100.

REG:: Online or onsite 8:30-9:30 a.m. No phone entries. 20% discount for CCC members. INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709 info@chichess.org. Sets and clocks provided. W.

PARKING

All-day parking is available for $7 in the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 W. Taylor St. with purchase of parking sticker (normal all-day rate is $8.50). We encourage carpooling.

CTA

Blue Line to UIC–Halsted; 8 (Halsted) to Polk; 12 (Roosevelt), 18 (18th) to Halsted

DINING

Argo Tea may be open on the second floor of Student Center East. Options within a half-mile walk include:

Fontano Foods 1058 W. Polk St.
RoSal’s 1154 W. Taylor St.
Khaosan & Taylor 1104 W. Taylor St.
Tufano’s 1073 W. Vernon Park Place