2019 Denver Open, April 26-28, 2019.
5 round Swiss System tournament.
Friday, April 26th: Beginning at 6:00pm, IM Danny Rensch, well known as the driving force behind the Chess.com website, will give an entertaining lecture followed by an exciting 30 board simul.
There is a $40 entry fee for the simul. Denver Chess Club members and Juniors (<14 years) receive a $10 discount. There will be no charge to attend IM Rensch's lecture.
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has been invited to the tournament as a role model and inspiration for a Colorado State Chess Association young girls tournament that will be held separately from the Denver Open at this same location.
Both WGM Abrahamyan and IM Rensch will play in the Denver Open Championship section, in addition to at least 5 other IM/GM's that the DCC is bringing to this tournament in cooperation with the CSCA. See Tournament Notes below.
Site: Embassy Suites, Denver Tech center; 10250 East Costilla Avenue; Centennial; CO 80112. Phone: 303-792-0433. Chess rate details: Single rate $109; Double $119 per night. Rates include free breakfast. Reservations to be made by April 6:
Preregister online https://denverchess.com/tournaments/upcoming
until April 25th at 10:00pm for both the simul and tournament, or for either. Mail checks payable to the Denver Chess Club to Meint Olthof at 3769 S. Glencoe Street; Denver; CO 80237.
Mailed checks must be received by April 24th. Simul registration at the door Friday, April 26th, 5:00 - 6:00pm. Register for the tournament at the door Saturday, April 27th, 8:00 - 9:00am. Online registration is preferred.
Sections: Championship. This section will be FIDE rated. and is restricted to players USCF 1800 or above.
Entry Fees: Championship : IM/GM or WIM/WGM, Free. 2200 and above, $75. 2000 - 2199, $100. 1800 - 1999, $115.
All other sections: $55.
DCC members and Juniors (<14 years): $10 less in any section.
All players: $10 more at the door.
Time Control: Championship Section: 40/90; G/30 with a 30 second increment from move 1. All Other Sections: Saturday: Rounds 1-3: G/90; +10 second delay. Sunday: Rounds 4-5, G/90; +30 second increment. .
Round Times: Championship Section: Friday, 6:00pm. Saturday: 9:30am, 4:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm. All Other Sections: Saturday: 9:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm.
Prizes: Championship section: Prize fund is guaranteed: 1st, $1000. 2nd, $750. 3rd, $500. U2400, $250. Other sections: Prizes will be based on entries.
IM Danny Rensch and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan have agreed to play in this tournament. And quoting GM Alex Fishbein, "Awesome. I am happy to confirm my participation."
Other non-local IM/GM or WIM/WGM players: The DCC, along with the CSCA, is offering the next 5 titled players who register; 3 nights at the hotel venue, a $200 stipend, and a free entry. Alternatively you may choose to receive a lump sum of $500 and the free entry. The players must contact Brian Wall to take advantage of this generous offer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 720-646-9259. After these 5 slots are filled, titled players only receive a free entry.
USCF membership required.
CSCA membership required for Colorado residents.
DCC membership is not required but is encouraged. DCC Membership prices are: 3 month, $17. 6 month, $28. 12 month, $45.
DCC Tour Event. Guaranteed minimum year end Tour prize fund of $1,500. Tour points: win 50; draw 25; entry 10.
Bye policy: Only one half point bye will apply to a players score with regards to winning prize money. Any bye in Round 4 or 5 will be scored as zero, but will not be considered a withdrawal.