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Chicago Chess Center Bobby Fischer Memorial

  • Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago 750 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)


(and Plus-Score #18 if you are keeping count...)

Celebrate the 75th birthday of America's greatest player!

(...and forgive those things beyond his control)

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

4-round Swiss System . Game in 65 minutes for each player, with 5-second delay. Accelerated possible. 

Register online and save!

Two Sections: 

Open (Reykjavik): 

$$GTD: Cash prizes to all plus scores based on final score: $400 minimum for all scoring 4 points, $200 minimum for all scoring 3½, $100 minimum for 3, $50 exactly for 2½. Minimum total $1,000 in prizes guaranteed to players scoring at least 3 points! 

Under 1800 (Palma de Mallorca):

$$GTD: Prizes based on final score. $320 for all scoring 4 points, $160 for 3½, $80 for 3, $40 for 2½. 

Both Sections

Entry Fee: $53 by March 3, $60 by March 9; $69 onsite. $11 extra for Under 1700 to play in Open. 20% discount for CCC members. If entering by snail mail, please make  checks payable to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. P.O. Box 180095, Chicago, IL 60618. 

Registration: 9-9:30 a.m. No phone entries. Rounds: 10-1-3:30-6. Bye available in any round: request before rd. 2. All-day parking at 760 W. Taylor St, $7. 


Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago-Downtown at 506 W. Harrison is a ten-minute walk from the tournament site.  Use this link until February 19th to reserve rooms on March 9 and/or March 10 for $129/night.

Valet parking at the hotel is a whopping $35/day using the above link ($50 without). There should be parking at nearby commuter lots for much cheaper weekend rates.  And parking at UIC's 760 W. Taylor parking structure, also a ten-minute walk away the hotel and directly across the street from Student Center East, is only $7/day if you buy the parking stickers from us. 

INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709, Sets & clocks provided. Wheelchair-accesssible.