The 5th Annual Golden State Open will be held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-20, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, California.

The event has 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format is 7-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10.

The Open section has either 4-day (January 17-20) or 3-day (January 18-20) schedules to play in. The Under 2200-Under 1000 sections have either 4-day (January 17-20), 3-day (January 18-20) or 2-day (January 19-20) schedules to play in.

Last year the winner of the Open section was GM Li Chao from China

The event has a $ 25,000 prize fund, unconditionally guaranteed.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord

Crowne Plaza Hotel Concord

Open: $ 3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $ 100, top Under 2350/Unr $ 1000-500. FIDE rated.
Under 2200: $ 1600-800-500-400-300, top U2050/Unr $ 600-300.
Under 1900: $ 1600-800-500-400-300, top U1750 (no unr) $ 500-250.
Under 1600: $ 1200-600-400-300-300, top U1450 (no unr) $ 400-200.
Under 1300: $ 1000-600-400-300-200, top U1150 (no unr) $ 300-150.
Under 1000: $ 400-200-120-80, trophies to first 3, top U800, U600, Unrated.

Tournament website

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