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Chicago Chess Center Autumn Blitz & Team Blitz

  • University of Illinois Student Center East (map)

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607.

US Chess-rated, membership required.

9-round double Swiss (18 blitz games! Play two consecutive games against each of nine players) Game in 3 minutes, 2-second increment (two seconds is added to time after each move). This is a combined individual/team event: pairings will be made to avoid team members playing each other whenever possible. Players may form teams of two to four players; top three individual scores count for the team score. If you don’t have a team, we’ll help you find one!

Entry fee: $18 in advance, $25 on site; 20% discount for Chicago Chess Center members.

On-site registration 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Round 1 begins at 1:00 p.m. Rounds: Play begins at 1 p.m., each round will begin as soon as possible afterwards. We expect to finish around 6:30 p.m.

Latecomers receive a 1 point (out of two possible points) bye for the first round and will be paired for round 2. Byes available in up to two rounds (1-point bye for each double round). Byes must be requested in advance of round 4.

If you have not been a US Chess member in any month of 2017, and you preregister for the event and renew your membership through us onsite, we will refund your entry fee! You must preregister to take advantage of this offer.

 Sets, boards, and clocks provided

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES: $100 first, $75 Under 2000, $75 Under 1600

TEAM PRIZES: $200-150-100

TOP SCHOLASTIC TEAM PRIZE (all team members are K-12 students) Three chess clocks, or three free entries (value up to $50) to future Chicago Chess Center events.

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