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Chicago Chess Center Cheapo Action


$9 entry fee: this event affects your quick rating only!

University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East (Cardinal & Fort Dearborn Rooms), 750 S. Halsted, Chicago IL 60607.

Register online here!

In 2 Sections


8SS, G/25;d4. Rounds: 10:00-11:115-12:30-2:30-3:45-5:00-6:15-7:30. Lunch break after round 3.

Half-points byes in ANY round. You don't have to play all eight rounds! Come late or leave early.

Prizes: The glow that accompanies self-actualization.

Under 1300

5SS, G/25;d4, Rounds: 10:00-11:30-1:30-2:45-4:00. Lunch break after round 2.

Open to 1299 & under. Unrated players can play FREE if they join US Chess. Prizes: . hearty handshakes to all winners!. Byes available any round!. 


Entry fee: $9 advance, $15 onsite.  ENT: Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. PO Box 180095, Chicago IL 60618 No phone entries, please!

INFO: 773-294-1409 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

Earlier Event: January 27
Chicago Chess Center Jane Addams Memorial
Later Event: February 11
Chicago Chess Center Plus-Score #17