Come Out and Play!

The Chicago Chess Center is pleased to announce its second preview event -- and this one is open to all U.S. Chess Federation members!

On Saturday, June 29, we're holding a four-round Swiss system tournament at Hermann Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, 3241 S. Federal St., Chicago (map). The time control is G/45 plus 5-second delay. Rounds will start at 10 AM and 12:15, 2 and 3:45 PM. Entry is $15 for Chicago Chess Center members, $25 for nonmembers. Up to $300 in prizes will be awarded (prize fund based on 30 entries).

Hermann Hall is a seven-minute walk from the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Green Line 'L' station and a five-minute walk from the 35th Street station on Metra's Rock Island Line -- a great option if you're coming from Auburn-Gresham, Beverly or Morgan Park. Parking will be available in visitor lot B5, on Federal between 31st and 33rd streets, for $4 with advance registration by Wednesday, June 26. (To get this rate, please mention parking when you register.)

To register, send us an e-mail message and pay on the day of the event, or mail your entry to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc., c/o William Brock, 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 330, Chicago, IL 60606. On-site registration will be from 9 to 9:45 AM downstairs in the Faculty Club Lounge.

USCF membership is required; three-month memberships will be available on-site. Sets and duplicate scoresheets will be provided. Please bring a clock if you have one. The site is nonsmoking and wheelchair-accessible.

We're excited to be able to present this event to you, and we hope you'll be among the first to enjoy what we have to offer. See you on June 29!