April 20-24, 2011, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel
The 5th Annual Philadelphia Open will take place as usual over the Easter weekend from April 20-24, 2011, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia.
The Open Section will be 9 rounds played over a 5-day schedule and will have GM and IM norm possibilities. The other sections, U2100, U1900, 1700, 1500 and U1200 will be 7 round events with 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules. The prize fund for the tournament is projected to be $100,000 ($70,000 guaranteed).
Prizes in the Open Section: $10000-5000-2500-1500-1000-800-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $300 bonus; FIDE 2300-2499, $3000-1500-1000; FIDE Under 2300/Unr, $3000-1500-1000. If tie for first, top 2 on tiebreak play speed game for title & bonus. The tournament is FIDE rated.