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Chicago Chess Center 2nd Haymarket Memorial

  • Room 605, Student Center East, University of Illinois at Chicago 750 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Room 605, UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60607.  $6,000 based on 88 players.

(While past attendance is no guarantee, 2017 attendance was 73 players, or 82.95%. We are increasing prizes by 20% without increasing entry fees for early entrants!)

All: 4SS, 40/90, SD/30, inc/30, Accelerated pairings possible. ½-byes available in all rounds; request before rd.2. (maximum two); request before rd.2. For prize purposes only, requested byes in both rounds 3 and 4 will count as 0.9 points. 

Rounds 10-4 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday.

Three Sections:


EF: $69 by April 21, 2018; $79 by May 4, $90 onsite. U2000 may play up for additional $15. GMs and IMs play for free; no prize reduction!.

FIDE rated.


Under 2250 $300-200

Under 2000:

Open to 1999 & under. EF: $EF: $68 by April 21, 2018; $78 by May 4, $90 onsite. U1600 may play up for additional $15.


Under 1800 $400-200-120.

Unrated may not win more than $200.

Under 1600:

EF: $59 by April 21, 2018; $69 by May 4, $80 onsite.  20% discount for CCC members.


Under 1400:$250-130-100

Under 1200: $250.

Unrated may not win more than $100.

REG:: Online or onsite 8:30-9:30 a.m. No phone entries. 20% discount for CCC members. INFO: Bill Brock, 773-294-1709 Sets and clocks provided. W.


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.


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


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.


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