The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter week from March 27-31, 2013, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event has a $ 75,000 projected prize fund, based on 480 paid entries, with $ 50,000 minimum guaranteed.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open Section will have one schedule, 5-days, held from March 27-31. GM and IM norms possible. Last year winner was GM Magesh Panchanathan.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

The Under 2200-Under 1300 sections have either 4-day (March 28-31), 3-day (March 29-31) or 2-day (March 30-31) schedules to play in.

The Under 1000 section is a 2-day (March 30-31) event.

Open Section: $ 7000-4000-2000-1000-800-700-600-500-400-400, clear or tiebreak first $ 200 bonus, FIDE Under 2400/Unr $ 2000-1000. FIDE rated, GM & IM norms possible.
Under 2200 Section: $ 5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300. FIDE rated.
Under 2000 Section: $ 5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, Unrated limit $ 2000.
Under 1800 Section: $ 5000-2500-1200-800-600-500-400-300-300-300, Unrated limit $ 1500.
Under 1600 Section: $ 4000-2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-300-300, Unrated limit $ 1000.
Under 1300 Section: $ 2000-1000-700-500-400-300-300-200-200-200, Unrated limit $ 500.
Under 1000 Section: $ 400-200-100, Unrated limit $ 200, trophies to first 5, top Under 800, Under 600, Under 400, Unrated.

The entry fees in the upper sections are ranging from 225 to 400 USD.

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