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Charity Chess Championship 2019

  Sunday, June 2, 2019  



REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL CHARITY CHESS TOURNAMENT!


Charity Chess Championship 2019 Events


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1.   3 ROUND USCF-RATED QUADS / GAME 45, D/5

Open to both adults and children. Players will be paired in quads of 4, starting with 4 highest registered players based on their USCF May Ratings Supplement and continuing down. The 1st round will start at 9AM sharp! Please arrive by 8:30am, so we can begin Round 1 promptly at 9:00am.

CHECK IN BY 8:45AM is MANDATORY!

Approximate end time 2:30pm. Byes are not permitted. All players must be registered on site before 8:30am.


Registration for Quads is limited to the first 168 Registrants - Registration Fee is $50.
Please bring your own chess clock if you have one and score pads.  Boards and pieces supplied.
USCF (United States Chess Federation) Membership is required.  No byes permitted.  The winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry in to our GM Blitz Tournament.


2.   GRANDMASTER TANDEM SIMUL:  GM JOEL BENJAMIN, GM JOHN FEDOROWICZ & GM MICHAEL ROHDE

Three of the top players in the US will be taking on all comers in an exhibition of their chess prowess! Do you have what it takes to upset them? The Simul is open for anyone to play. Registration fee is $50. All players must be registered on site before 10:45 AM.  Starts at 11:00am sharp.  Approximate end time is 1:00pm.


3.   GRANDMASTER BLITZ TOURNAMENT - 7 Round, Swiss 3/2

GM Marc Arnold
GM Maurice Ashley
GM Sergei Azarov
GM Oliver Barbosa
GM Joel Benjamin
GM John Michael Burke
GM Anatoly Bykhovsky
GM Pascal Charbonneau
GM Nicolas Checa
GM John Fedorowicz
GM Alex Fishbein
GM Robert Hess
GM Irina Krush
GM Mackenzie Molner
GM Magesh Panchanathan
GM Mark Paragua
GM Arun Prasad
GM Michael Rohde
GM Vladmir Romanenko
WGM Jennifer Shahade
GM Andrew Soltis
GM Alexander Stripunsky

And Featuring:
IM Jay Bonin
IM David Brodsky
IM Hans Niemann

Would you like to play in the Grandmaster Blitz tournament?  We will be auctioning off wildcard spots in our Silent Auction!  
In addition, the winner of the highest-rated Quad will receive automatic entry into the GM Blitz tournament.  Those are the only ways to enter to play with the GMs in the GM Blitz tournament.  The GM blitz tournament will start at 2:30pm and the format is 7-Round, Swiss-System.  3 minutes/with 2 minute increment.  USCF Blitz-Rated.




Sunday, June 2, 2019,  8:30am-5:00pm
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
4 West 93rd Street (between CPW & Columbus Avenues)
New York, NY  10025


We will have a number of free spots in the Quads and GM Tandem Simul available for low-income youths/families and/or those undergoing financial hardship.  Please contact us prior to the event date at the following email address:  championship@charitychess.org
Charity Chess Championship is a proud supporter of Chess In The Schools.

100% of all net proceeds will go to pancreatic cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


If you have any questions, email us at championship@charitychess.org