Sunday, April 12, 2009
University of Chicago G/60+10Sec
April 11th, 2009 saw 43 players compete for $469.00 in cash prizes. (67% of advertised $700 b/60) The tournament was won with a perfect score by Jeremy Kane (2-time Wisconsin State Champion) and Sedrick Prude. William Blackman scored 3.5 and there was a logjam of players with 3 points. This tournament was not FIDE rated because it exceeded the round limit of 3 games per day. It was always intended to be a USCF rated event. I wanted to experiment with an increment with a faster time control. I am told by my contact that we will probably be able to do 3-4 tournaments a year at this very fine venue. I have included a couple of photos to give you a feel for the place.