Miami Chess Open 2008 is here!

Hyatt Regency Hotel – Miami Convention Center
September 10-14, 2008

Open: 9 rounds, GM and IM norms possible! Fide Rated. Other sections 7 rounds, at luxurious Hyatt Regency Miami. Fifteen minutes away from the Miami International Airport, fifteen minutes away from Miami Sea-Aquarium and world famous South Beach with it’s amazing nightlife.

The Sidney Samole Chess Hall of Fame also makes its home in Miami Florida and also welcomes you to visit. Miami’s biggest malls are nearby (Dolphin Mall, International Mall, Mall of the Americas).

Open Section: 9-SS, 90mins with 30 seconds increment for the whole game. GM and IM norms possible. In 7 sections. Prizes based on 650 paid entries, else proportional, 70% of prizes guaranteed. Re-entries count as half an entry. Unrated must enter U1100/Unr or Open Section.

Other sections: 7-SS, 90mins with 30 seconds increment for the whole game. Prizes $100,000 based on 650 entries, $70,000 guaranteed

Open Section: $10000-5000-3000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-400, clear first bonus $200, 2300-2499 $2000-1000.
Under 2300/Unr Section: $3000-1500-700. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak plays speed game for title & bonus prize.

FIDE rated, 150 GPP.

Under 2200 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 2000 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 1800 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 1600 Section: $5000-3000-2000-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 1300 Section: $4000-2000-1500-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 1100/Unrated Section: $1000-500-300-200-100

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