4th Annual Washington International

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4th Annual Washington International

August 8 - 13, 2015
Rockville, Maryland

9-round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, 30/incr

Playing Site
Rockville Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike; Rockville, Maryland 20852; United States

301-468-1100

Come play in what we believe are the best playing conditions in the US! You can read an opinion of our tournaments on IM Akshat Chandra's blog.

3rd Washington International Results

 

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2nd Washington International Results

  • GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez (CUB) won the 2nd Washington International with a score of 7/9. Two GM and two IM norms were earned at the tournament. See the final report
  • Player feedback was again overwhelmingly positive.
  • 38% of the players won prizes

1st Washington International Results

New this Year

  • $25 rebate for every new paying player you refer who plays in the tournament
  • $25 discount for all new Washington International players
  • $75 discount for most players staying at the hotel
  • Larger minimum prizes for non-US players
  • Larger B Section prize fund

Continuing Tournament Features

  • Limited number of minimum prizes for all non-US players
  • Clocks, sets and boards are provided for everyone
  • Free Continental breakfast before all morning rounds
  • Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF rating to play in A section
  • $93 room rate, Reserve a room If you would like to share a room, contact Mike Regan @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If staying at the Hilton, $50 discount for US IMs and WGMs; $75 discount for all others.(Minimum 3 nights, max 2 discounts per room)
  • Hotel next to DC Metro stop (Twinbrook)
  • Top boards will be broadcast live
  • Washington International Blitz Tournament on Friday evening
  • Free Internet in the sleeping rooms.
  • Three days of only one round per day, So you can rest or tour Washington DC
  • $50 discount for players over age 50 both sections

A-Section (Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF)

$13,200 in Guaranteed Prizes

Registered Players
Name Title Country
Kamsky, Gata GM USA
Azarov, Sergei GM BLR
Roiz, Michael GM ISR
Mikhalevski, Victor GM GEO
Arun Prasad, S. GM IND
Rohde, Michael GM USA
Kaufman, Larry GM USA
Steingrimsson, Hedinn GM ISL
Sevian, Samuel GM USA
Tejas, Bakre GM IND
Ibrahim, Hatim IM EGY
Vishnuvardhan, Arjun IM IND
Mandizha, Farai IM ZIM
Eggleston, David IM ENG
Ippolito, Dean IM USA
Tang, Andrew IM USA
Viswanadha, Kesav IM USA
Chandra, Akshat IM USA
Yang, Darwin IM USA
Ruiz, Joshua IM COL
Shankar, Gauri FM IND
Brodsky, David FM USA
Song, Edward FM USA
Song, Michael FM CAN
Zimmer, Ralph FM USA
Checa, Nicolas FM USA
Li, Ruifeng FM USA
Shetty, Atulya FM USA
Bodek, Michael FM USA
Wheeler, Cameron FM USA
Gorti, Akshita FM USA
Getz, Shelby FM USA
TZhang, YuanChen FM CHN
Yu, Jennifer WFM USA
Zheng, Andrew   USA
Sheng, Joshua   USA
Sinha, Sahil   USA
Niemann, Hans   USA
Nydick, Brandon   USA
Wang, Qibiao   CHN
Hilby, Craig   USA
Pandya, Karma   IND
King, Alexander   USA
Panchanatham, Vignesh   USA
Sorkin, Igor   ISR
Tarhon, Brian   ENG
Balakrishnan,Praveen   USA
Zhu, HongRui   CAN
Song, Guannan   CAN
1st $4000
2nd $2000
3rd $1000
4th $900
5th $700
6th $600
7th $400
Under 2500 $1300-$650
Under 2300 $1100-$550

A limited number of minimum prizes are available to the first players to register in each category. Players must play all nine rounds to qualify for minimum prize.

Category Minimum Number still available
  Prize
1st 5 non-US GMs, rated over 2500 $500 2
1st 4 US GMs $300 1
1st 5 non-US GMs or IMs , rated over 2400 $300 3
1st 6 non-US GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM $250 3
1st 6 non-US FIDE rated $150 2

FIDE ratings will be used for pairings and prizes. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency. There is a limit of 3 1/2 point byes and you must request them before round 2.

A-Section Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs and WGMs - $199
FIDE above 2299 - $299
FIDE between 2200 and 2299 - $349
FIDE between 2100 and 2199 - $399
FIDE between 2000 and 2099 - $600
FIDE less than 2000 - $800
$100 discount for all non-US FIDE rated players
$50 discount For US IMs and WGMs, if staying at the Hilton
$75 discount for all others, if staying at the hotel
$50 discount for all players born before 7/25/1965

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$25 rebate for every new Washington International player you refer. This will be paid after the start of round 1.


All $25 more after 6/8/2015
All $35 more after 7/24/2015
All $45 more after 8/4/2015
All $70 more at-the-door

Round Schedule for A Section

August 8 (Saturday) - August 10 (Monday) 11am and 6pm
August 11 and 12(Tuesday and Wednesday) - 6pm
August 13 (Thursday) - 11am

B-Section (Under 2201 USCF and Under 2200 FIDE, FIDE rated)

7-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the A section.

$5,000 in Guaranteed Prizes

B Section Registered Players
Name Rating
Xanthos, Constantine 2200
Zhou, Ziwen 2183
Shih, Matthew 2117
Huang, Andrew 2103
Steincamp, Isaac 2038
Jian, Alex 2002
Chiu, Issac 1996
Slack, David Richmond 1973
Malcolm, Douglas M 1925
Menon, Vishal 1923
Mao, Andrew 1906
Hu, Pinyi 1897
Burke, Dennis 1851
Hafiz, Ahmed 1838
Tan,Richard 1827
Prem, Pranav 1813
Al-Hariri, Saad 1811
Hontz, Justin 1764
Ou, Brandon 1762
Veluvolu,Vinay 1701
Cao, Claire 1675
Vishwa,Susheel 1662
Zheng,Zhi 1625
Guo, Bradley 1612
Auman, Alan 1600
Bennett, Vaughn 1565
Covey, Theodore 1500
Abrham, Dawit  
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500
1st Under 2000 $1000
1st Under 1800 $500

USCF ratings will be used for pairings and prizes in the B section. The default time for late arrival is 60 minutes but the Chief Arbiter may make exceptions in case of emergency.

B-Section Entrance Fees

Early Entrance Fee - $249
$75 discount if staying at the Hilton. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room)
$50 discount for all players born before 8/8/1965
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$20 more after 7/24/2015
$30 more after 8/4/2015
$40 more at-the-door

Registration

$75 discount for players staying at the hotel
Mail Registrations to:
Maryland Chess Association
c/o Mike Regan
1827 Thornton Ridge Road
Towson, MD 21204
Mailed registrations should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.

Round Schedule for B Section

August 8 (Saturday) - August 10 (Monday) 11am and 6pm
August 11 (Tuesday) - 6pm

Hotel Rates: $93 per night!, Reserve a room If you would like to share a room, contact Mike Regan @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wi-Fi is included with this special rate. Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.
The organizer is Mike Regan. If you have any questions, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Electronic Devices Rules

Do not bring electronic devices (cell phones and smart watches) into the playing venue (playing room, halls outside playing room, smoking area, bathrooms, etc) according to FIDE rule 11.3. Players are subject to scanning to test for possession of cell phones. We plan to monitor using both thermal and magnetic scanners. Traffic in various areas will also be video monitored.

Possession of a device that is turned on or makes a noise

  • Forfeit of the game

Possession of a device that is turned off

  • 1st Violation 30 minute time penalty limited to no more than 1/2 the remaining time on the clock for the current time control.
  • 2nd Violation Forfeit of game

Parking Information

Parking is $5/night for overnight guests. It is free for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk.

Location : Rockville Hilton
Contact : Michael Regan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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