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6th Annual Washington International
From Saturday 12 August 2017 -  11:00am
To Wednesday 16 August 2017 - 05:00pm
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6th Annual Washington International

August 12 - 16, 2017 
Rockville, Maryland

9-round Swiss, 40/90, SD/20, 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!

 

New this Year

  • Larger Prizes in all Sections
  • Larger minimum prizes for non-US GM and IM players
  • New Under 1800 Contenders Section
  • Custom Washington International T-shirt only $5

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 morning rounds on Saturday and Wednesday
  • Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF rating to play in Masters section
  • $99 room rate, Reserve a room 
  • If staying at the Hilton, $50 discount on EF. (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.
  • $50 discount for players over age 50 both sections
  • $20 rebate for every new paying player you refer who plays in the tournament
  • $25 discount for all new Washington International players

Masters Section (Minimum 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF)

$14,700 in Guaranteed Prizes

tr>IM  Raja Panjwani  CAN.

Registered Players
Title Name Country
GM   Evgeny Postny  ISR
GM   Fabien Lieobwitz   FRA
GM  Denes Boros   HUN
GM   Oliver Barbaosa   PHL 
GM  Mark Paragua   PHL
GM   Daniel Naroditsky  USA
GM  Akshat Chandra   USA
GM  Illia Nyzhnyk   UKR
GM  Niclas Huschenbeth  GER
GM  Josh Friedel  USA
GM  Larry Kaufman  USA
GM  Alexander Fishbein  USA
GM  Eugene Perelshteyn  USA
GM  Samuel Sevian  USA
GM Seregi Azarov  BLR
IM  Michael Song   CAN
IM  Kaiqi Yang  CAN
IM  Leon Piasetski   CAN
IM  Prasanna Rao   IND 
IM  Zura Javakhadze  GEO
IM   Nicolas Checa   USA
IM  Dmitry Gordievsky  RUS
IM  Michael Mulyar  USA
IM  Andrey Gorovets   BLR
FM  Igor Sorkin  RUS
FM  Sahil Sinha  USA
FM  Erik Santarius  USA
FM  Alexander Betaneli  USA
FM  Hans Niemann  USA
FM  David Brodsky  USA
FM  Allan Savage  USA
FM  Craig Hilby  USA
FM  Ben Li  USA
FM  Josiah Stearman  USA
FM  Doug Eckert  USA
  Andrew Titus  USA
  Christopher Shen  USA
  Siddharth Banik  USA
     
1st $4400
2nd $2100
3rd $1100
4th $900
5th $700
6th $600
7th $500
8th $400
Under 2500 $1400-$750
Under 2300 $1200-$650


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 the minimum prize. Players who do not finish the tournament will need to reimburse the organizers for their housing support.

Minimum prizes

Category With no room We provide six nights shared room We provide six nights single room Number still available
1st 5 non-US GMs, rated over 2500 $750 $400 $100 0
1st 7 non-US GMs or IMs , rated over 2400 $500 $200 $200 ($300 Single room Supp.) 1

 

Category Minimum Prize Number still available
1st 4 US GMs $300 0
1st 7 non-US GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM $275 3
1st 7 non-US FIDE rated $200 7

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 4 1/2 point byes and you must request them two hours before round 2.

Masters Section Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs and WGMs - $199
FMs - $299
FIDE greater than 2200 - $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, if staying at the Hilton
$50 discount for all players born before 8/12/1967

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$20 rebate for every new Washington International player you refer. This will be paid after the start of round 1.

All $25 more after 6/12/2017
All $35 more after 7/29/2017
All $45 more after 8/9/2017
All $70 more at-the-door

Round Schedule for Masters Section

August 12 (Saturday) - August 15 (Tuesday) 11am and 5:30pm
August 16 (Wednesday) - 11am

Experts Section (Under 2201 USCF, Under 2100 FIDE, and USCF greater than 1700, FIDE rated)

9-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the Masters section.

$6,425 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $2200
2nd $1100
3rd $600
4th $500
5th $400
1st Under 2000 $1100
2nd Under 2000 $525

Contenders Section (Under 1800 USCF, NOT FIDE rated)

9-SS, Same playing conditions and location as the Masters section.

$3900 in Guaranteed Prizes

1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $500
 Top under 1600 $400

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

Experts and Contenders Sections Entrance Fees

Early Entrance Fee - $249
$50 discount if staying at the Hilton. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room)
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1966
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$50 more for players rated less than 1800 in the Experts Section

$20 more after 7/29/2017
$30 more after 8/92017
$40 more at-the-door

Registration

$50 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 in the Masters section should include name, FIDE rating, FIDE country.

Round Schedule for Experts and Contenders Section

August 12 (Saturday) - August 15 (Wednesday) 11am and 5:30pm
August 16 (Wednesday) - 11am

Hotel Rates: $99 per night!, Reserve a room 

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 $8/night for overnight guests. It is $5 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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