Updated Thursday: Skokie IM Eric Rosen, Chicago IM Angelo Young and Nicaragua's #1 player, FM Mauro Ampie, lead the list of 64 preregistrants for Saturday's Bobby Fischer Memorial. Look for your friends and your favorite over-the-board customers at this link.
It's going to be a fun event with prizes (all Plus-Score prizes are guaranteed, with $1,000 minimum gurantanteed in the top section), and a surprise or two, so why not play?
Register for the Fischer Memorial here: $60 in advance, $69 at the door, $11 extra if you are under 1700 and want to play in the Open Section.
If you are rated over 900, you are ready to play in the Under 1800 section: the fastest way to improve is to play stronger players!
Suppose you're a young person who can't afford to play? If you live in the city of Chicago, you are age 18 or younger, you would like to play, but you don't have $60 to spare, please drop us a line (our email is firstname.lastname@example.org).Please note that we cannot handle requests like these at the door! (Special thanks to the Vince & Cynthia Berry Family Fund for making this offer possible.)
In keeping with the occasion, we will have some door prizes:
Agur, Elie. Bobby Fischer: His Approach to Chess.
Brady, Frank. Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Rise and Fall—from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness.
Darrach, Brad. Bobby Fischer vs. the Rest of the World.
Edmonds, David, and John Eidinow. Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine.
Euwe, Max. Fischer World Champion.
Fischer, Bobby. My 60 Memorable Games.
Kasparov, Garry. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Vol. 4.
Mednis, Edmar. How to Beat Bobby Fischer.
Pandolfini, Bruce. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves.
Plisetsky, Dmitry. Russians versus Fischer.
The photo above was taken during the famous game Fischer-Tal, Leipzing 1960. Bobby was only 17!