The 36th Marchand Open will take place on 8-9th March at the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607.

The event is marking the 100th anniversary of Erich Marchand birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Rochester Chess Center.

The tournament format will be 5-round Swiss and there will be four playing sections: Open, U1800, U1400, U1000.

The total prize fund is $10,750 guaranteed.

Open Section: $2000-1300-850-550-300, Under 2200 & U2000 each $500-300.FIDE Rated. Entry Fee $70
U1800 Section: $600-400-250. Under 1600 $400-250. Entry Fee $65
U1400 Section: $400-275-175. Under 1200 $275-175. Entry Fee $60
U1000 Section: $260-190-130-70. Under 800 $150-90-60. Entry Fee $55

The Rochester Chess Center has announced participation of Grandmasters Gata Kamsky, Aleksandr LendermanMark Paragua, Mikheil Kekelidze, Alexander Ivanov and Sergey Kudrin.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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