New England Masters Chess Tournament

August 13-17, 2007

Peabody (Boston), Massachusetts, USA

The New England Masters is a 9 round FIDE Swiss tournament designed to provide the maximum potential for chess players to obtain both Grandmaster and International Master norms. To help with this, it is only open to players with a FIDE rating of 2200 or higher. We will be using FIDE rules, pairings and ratings in terms of anything to do with this tournament.

Four Grandmasters have already agreed to participate, which means that GM norms will clearly be attainable! They are Leonid Kritz from Germany (FIDE 2593), Eugene Perelshteyn from USA (2531), Bosko Abramovic from Serbia (2509) and Nigel Davies from England (2501). At the time of writing there are currently 15 entries, 4 GMs, 7 IMs and 4 FMs giving an average FIDE rating of nearly 2400!

As well as the norm opportunities, there is also a $3300 prize fund up for grabs. Prizes will be paid to 1st through 4th and there will be Under 2400 and Under 2300 prizes available too.

The Holiday Inn Peabody (near Boston) is the host venue. It has an indoor pool, fitness facilities and a very comfortable playing area. They areproviding a very decent room rate of just $69/night. The hotel is alsolocated just 12 miles from Logan International Airport, Boston. Room availability, and the rate of $69/night, is only guaranteed until July 23 so please ensure you book your room by then!

Online entry into the tournament is available at and the deadline to qualify for the early entry discounts is July 13,2007. The entry fees are structured based on FIDE ratings.

For further information regarding the New England Masters, please visitour website at

Chris Bird
New England Masters Chess Tournament

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