The popular Foxwoods Open is being revived after the 5-year hiatus and is scheduled to take place on 22-26th January, 2014, at Foxwoods Resort Casino & Hotel in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The tournament will be played in six sections and over 9 rounds of Swiss system. The Open section is FIDE rated and title norms are possible.
The prize fund is $ 80,000 based on 520 paid entries, else proportional, minimum $ 40,000 is guaranteed.
Open Section: $ 7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-300, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $ 3000-1500. Clear or tiebreak winner gets free room at 2015 Foxwoods Open, if held (if not held, prize replaced by free room at Continental Class).
Under 2200: $ 5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300.
Under 2000: $ 5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Unrated limit $ 2000.
Under 1800: $ 5000-2500-1300-1000-700-600-500-400-300-300. Unrated limit $ 1600.
Under 1600: $ 4000-2000-1200-800-600-600-400-300-300-300. Unrated limit $ 1200.
Under 1400: $ 3000-1500-900-700-600-500-400-300-300-300, top Under 1200 (no unrated) $ 1000-500. Unrated limit $ 800. There is no separate Under 1200 Section; players under 1200 play for both U1400 and U1200 prizes; receive larger if winning both.
Entry fees range from $ 225 online at chessaction.com to $ 350 at site.
Hotel rates: MGM Grand, Great Cedar Hotel or Two Trees Inn at $ 129.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is operated by Mashantucket Pequot, a federally recognized Native American nation. Nearby is the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, largest Native American museum in USA.