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12th Philadelphia International

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The 12th Philadelphia International will be held from June 28-July 2, 2018, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tournament is held in 3 sections. Only Premier is FIDE rated. US sections are not open to players listed as foreign by FIDE. Premier uses June FIDE ratings for pairings & prizes, US sections use July USCF ratings.

Premier Section: open to FIDE1900/over or USCF 2000/over and all FIDE rated foreign players. GM & IM norms possible. Prizes $5000-2500-1300-800-600-400-300-300, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1200-600.
US Under 2100/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400.
US Under 1900/Unr Section: $2500-1300-700-500-400, unrated limit $1000, top U1700 (no unrated) $800-400.
Premier minimum prize guarantees: $600 to foreign GMs, $300 to foreign IMs/WGMs (all must complete all 9 games with no byes; limited to first 6 foreign GMs & first 6 foreign IMs/WGMs to enter by 5/25 at chessaction.com). Minimum prize $300 to other GMs (including US) who enter at chessaction.com by 5/25 and complete all 9 games with no byes.
Schedule: Late reg. ends Thu 6 pm, rds. Thu 7 pm, Fri 1 pm & 7 pm, Sat-Mon 11 am & 5 pm. Two half point byes available; must commit before rd. 3; FIDE norm in Premier not possible if taking bye. Half point byes available all rounds, including the last round.

Starting list Premier event top 20

1 GM Anton Kovalyov
2 GM Samuel Sevian
3 GM Aleksandr Lenderman
4 GM Awonder Liang
5 GM Pavlo Vorontsov
6 GM Sergey Erenburg
7 GM Julio Sadorra
8 IM Gabriel Flom
9 GM Abhimanyu Puranik
10 IM Evgeny Shtembuliak
11 IM Yiping Lou
12 IM Nicolas Checa
13 GM Nikola Nestorovic
14 IM Raven Sturt 2459
15 IM Harshit Raja 2442
16 IM Vignesh Panchanatham
17 GM Thal Abergel
18 IM Christian Pedersen
19 IM Joshua Sheng
20 FM Andrew Hong