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13th annual Chicago Class



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DECEMBER 20: 13th annual Chicago Class
5-SS, G/30+10, at Internet Chess Club. $5000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 6 sections. Master (2100/up): $500-250-150-100, top Illinois resident $100 bonus. Expert (1900-2199): $400-200-120-80. Class A (1700-1999): $400-200-120-80. Class B (1500-1799/Unr): $400-200-120-80. Class C (1300-1599/Unr):  $400-200-120-80. Class D/E (Under 1400/Unr): $300-200-120-80. Unrated prize limits: Class D/E $80, Class C $160, Class B $240.  Entry fee at $85 by 12/17, $100 by 11 am CST 12/20, entry after 9 am CST 12/20 must take half point bye in rd 1. GMs $40 from prize. Log into 30 minutes before game, rounds begin CST 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm & 6 pm.  Regional EF discount: $20 less to residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin. Half point byes: available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular ratings used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.



1) At, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at

2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact

3) Read the rules posted HERE.

4) Log into Zoom at  CCAZOOM.COM. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.

5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.


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