$26,000 PRIZE FUND!!! for this Six Round Swiss in Five Sections (based on 275 paid players, $16,500 Guaranteed). 150 Grand Prix points. Open Section FIDE rated. Large prize fund made possible by funding from the Sands Regency Casino Hotel.
ADDITIONAL PRIZES! Top Senior (65 & over) and Top Club money prizes. Top unrated gets trophy and USCF membership for 1 additional year.
SPECIAL ENTRIES: For GMs and IMs, free entry to main tournament (late fees may apply after 3/1/2015). For unrated players, free tournament entry with purchase of a one-year USCF membership (unrateds ineligible for cash prizes). $10 discount entry to rated Seniors 65 and over.
MASTER CLASSES: GM Sergey Kudrin $30 clock simul on Wednesday evening. Lecture by IM John Donaldson on Thursday evening 6-7:15pm. GM Melikset Khachiyan $20 simul on Thursday evening. FREE IM John Donaldson game/position analysis clinic on Saturday afternoon.
SIDE EVENT: 7:30pm Five Minute Blitz (G/5 d0) Tournament on Thursday night. $20 with 80% of entries returned as prizes.
HOSTED BY THE SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL in Reno, Nevada. Site of the 1999 100th U.S. Open. Complimentary coffee and coffee cakes served each morning. Complimentary airport shuttle.
SPECIAL HOTEL RATES. $36.03 Sunday-Thursday, $53.06 Friday-Saturday. Single or double occupancy. To guarantee hotel reservation with credit card by telephone 1-866-386-7829, group code CHESS415 (call by 3/15/2015). (Please, no tournament entries by telephone.)
RENO/TAHOE SIGHTSEEING: The Sands Regency is located in the heart of downtown Reno, convenient to many area attractions, entertainment, fine dining and incredible sightseeing at beautiful Lake Tahoe and historic Virginia City.
CHESS SHOPPING: The Chess Palace Book and Equipment Concession.