The American Continental Championship 2013 will take place on 6-15 May in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The tournament will be open to any participant that represents a Federation that belongs to the American Continent that is registered as a FIDE member.

It will be an 11-round Swiss open. The time control will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game and 30 seconds increments from the first move.

The tournament is part of the World Championship cycle and the top four finishers will qualify to the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso.

Last year winner was Peruvian GM Julio Granda

Official website

The prize fund will total 20 000 US dollars, that will be distributed as follows:

1st place 5000
2nd place 3400
3rd place 2400
4th place 1700
5th place 1200
6th place 900
7th place 800
8th place 700
9th place 600
10th place 550
Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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