$20,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund
August 26-28 or 27-28 2022
5-SS G/90 +increment 30 (2-day rounds 1 & 2 G/60 + increment 10)
In 5 Sections. Top 2 are FIDE rated.
Premier Section: $2,000 1,200 700 500 Top Under 2300: $1,000 400|
Open to players rated 1900 or above
Under 2100 Section: $1,600 800 500 300 Top Under 1900: $700 350
Under 1800 Section: $1,400 700 400 300 Top Under 1600: $650 300
Under 1500 Section: $1,200 600 300 200 Top Under 1300: $400 200
Under 1200 Section: $800 400 200 150 Top Under 1000: $250 100
Mixed Doubles: best male/female combined 2-player team score: $800-400-200. Average rating beloFw 2200; teammates may play in different sections.
Unrated or provisionally rated players may not win more than $400 in any under section, balance goes to next players in line.
August US Chess ratings will be used for pairings and eligibility however other ratings may be used if higher. This includes but is not limited to US Chess Online ratings, CCA minimum ratings, converted FIDE, or other national ratings. The decision of the chief tournament director regarding eligibility or other rating issues is final.
$129 by 8/10, $139 by 8/25, $150 on site. $40 less for under 1200 section.
Refunds must be requested 2 hours before your first round. A $20 Service charge is withheld to cover credit card and processing fees.
3-day: Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.
2-day: Saturday 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & merge at 4 p.m. with 3-day players.
Blitz: Saturday 9 p.m.
Register at kingregistration.com/register/LVOPEN2022.
Registration ends 1 hour before round 1. Late entries may receive a half point bye in round 1.
Half point byes (limit 2) available in any round if requested at least 2 hours before the round; Sunday byes must be requested before the start of round 3 and may not be cancelled.
All sections are US Chess rated (membership required). Top 2 sections are FIDE rated.
Chess sets and boards provided for tournament play only, not for skittles. Please bring increment capable digital chess clocks!
Covid Protocols may be in effect. Masks are not currently required but will be provided free for any player who wants one. Vaccines are not required but unvaccinated players should wear masks.
Brought to you by the organizers of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. Contact us at (702) 930-9550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109,
Use the link book.passkey.com/go/vegaschess or call 888-373-9855 (group code SFLVC2) for discounted rates of $70/night ($109 Friday & Saturday) . The resort fee is $20/night – discounted from $42. Reserve before August 10th.