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Chicago Chess Center Rated Beginners' Open #11

  • 750 S. Halsted Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

5-round Swiss System. Each player has 30 minutes for each game, plus an additional five-second delay per move.  UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.

Two sections: 

Under 1200 & unrated

Entry fee:  $22 in advance, $30 onsite.  Prizes: 4½ points and above: chess clock and book, 4 points: two books. All players who compete the event will receive a book!

Under 800 & unrated

Entry fee: $22 in advance, $30 onsite. Prizes: 4½ points and above: chess clock and book, 4 points: two books. All players who compete the event will receive a book!

Both sections

You do NOT need a US Chess rating to play in this event! You DO need to join US Chess (and you can join onsite). Free entry and & US Chess membership available to a limited number of City of Chicago scholastic players with financial need (honor system). Email for details.

Registrationhttp://www.chichess.org/products/rbo-11elf11-register or snail mail to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. Onsite 9 to 9:30 AM. Space is limited to 48 players: preregistration is strongly recommended!

INFO: info@chichess.org or 773-294-1709.

Round times: 10:15-11:30-1:30-2:45-4:00. Lunch break between rounds 2 and 3. :

Parking

All-day parking is available for $7 in the UIC Halsted/Taylor Parking Structure at 760 W. Taylor St. with purchase of parking sticker (normal all-day rate is $8.50). We encourage carpooling.

CTA

Blue Line to UIC–Halsted; 8 (Halsted) to Polk; 12 (Roosevelt), 18 (18th) to Halsted

METRA

Union Station is a 0.8 mile walk, Ogilvie Transportation Center is a 1.1 mile walk. Walk west to Halsted, then walk south. Short taxi ride from all Loop METRA stations.

Dining

Argo Tea may be open on the second floor of Student Center East. Options within a half-mile walk include:

Fontano Foods 1058 W. Polk St.
RoSal’s 1154 W. Taylor St.
Khaosan & Taylor 1104 W. Taylor St.
Tufano’s 1073 W. Vernon Park Place