The 40th Annual Eastern Open is set to take place on 26-29th December at the Doubletree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.

The event will be played over seven rounds of Swiss system and in six sections: Open, U2200, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1300.

The prize fund is $ 17,500, with Open section prizes guaranteed and remaining prizes based on 220 paid entries.

Open $ $ GTD: $ 2,000-1,000-500-250; U2300 $ 500-250. FIDE Rated.
Under 2200: $ 1,000-600-400-200; U2050 $ 400-200.
Under 1900: $ 1,000-600-400-200; U1750 $ 400-200.
Under 1700: $ 1,000-600-300; U1550: $ 400.
Under 1500: $ 800-500-250; U1350: $ 400.
Under 1300: $ 1,000-600-300; U1150: $ 300; U1000: $ 250; U/R max: $ 150.

Additional events:
Partay On Open – December 28th, Open & U1800 sections, 4 Rds, 10am-9 pm, G/60, d5, $ 2,000
Blitz Tournament – December 28th at 9:30 pm, 5-Rd double Swiss, G/7, $ 800 in prizes
Lecture – December 26th at 5-6:30 pm, Expert Tom Beckman will talk about How to Attack

Entry fees are from $ 100 to $ 125.
Mail entries to Tom Beckman, 3731 Kanawha St. NW, Washington, DC 20015-1809. For entry forms and info, www.easternopenchess.com or tombeckman@rcn.com.

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