• A-Section
  • Over 2100 FIDE or 2200 USCF
  • Varies
  • -$100 in non-US FIDE rated
    -$75 if staying at hotel ($50 for US IMs)
    -$50 if over 50
    -$25 if first time player
    -$25 for every new player you refer
  • FIDE Norms Possible
  • $14,000 Prize Fund
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Sign Up
  • B-Section
  • Under USCF 2201 and FIDE 2200
  • $249
  • -$75 if staying at hotel
    -$50 if over 50
    -$25 if first time player
    -$25 for every 1st time player you refer
  • FIDE Rated
  • $6000 Prize Fund
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Sign Up
  • Blitz
  • Two sections: Open and under 1800
  • $35
  • -$5 if paid with main tournament registration
    -$20 for GMs
  • $1250 Prize Fund
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Sign Up
5th Annual Washington International
August 13-17, 2016
Rockville, MD




Best Playing Conditions in the US
All wood equipment sets provided
Clocks provided
Breakfast every morning
Snacks and coffee in the evening
One board per table
Friday night reception after blitz



Washington International Blitz
Friday, 8/12, 8pm
All equipment provided
Open and U1800 Sections



Every player will receive
this custom water bottle










Newsflash:
Slightly faster time control allows more time to eat and sleep. ...
Larger Prize fund for the B-section ...
$25 referral bonus for every new player you refer.
16 GMs and 17 IMs are registered

Tournament Details

A Prizes
A-Section Prize Fund
A Prizes
1st $4000
2nd $2000
3rd $1000
4th $900
5th $700
6th $600
7th $400
Under 2500 $1300-$650
Under 2300 $1100-$550
B Prizes
B-Section Prize Fund
B Prizes
1st $2000
2nd $1000
3rd $600
4th $400
1st Under 2000 $1000
2nd Under 2000 $450
1st Under 1800 $550
A Entrance Fees
A-Entrance Fees
A Entrance Fees

GMs, non-US IMs - Free
US IMs and WGMs - $199
FMs - $299
FIDE greater than 2200 - $349
FIDE between 2100 and 2199 - $399
FIDE between 2000 and 2099 - $600
FIDE less than 2000 - $800
$100 discount for all non-US FIDE rated players
$50 discount For US IMs and WGMs, if staying at the Hilton
$75 discount for all others, if staying at the hotel
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1966

$25 discount for first time Washington International players
$25 rebate for every new Washington International player you refer. This will be paid after the start of round 1.

All $25 more after 6/13/2016
All $35 more after 7/30/2016
All $45 more after 8/10/2016
All $70 more at-the-door

B Entrance Fees
B-Entrance Fees
B Entrance Fees

Early Entrance Fee - $249
$75 discount if staying at the Hilton. (minimum 3 night stay and maximum two discounts per room)
$50 discount for all players born before 8/13/1966
$25 discount for all first time Washington International players
$20 more after 7/30/2016
$30 more after 8/10/2016
$40 more at-the-door

US GMs and non-US Players
Minimum Prizes
US GMs and non-US Players

A limited number of minimum prizes are available to the first players to register in each category. Players must be in the A-section and play all nine rounds to qualify for minimum prize.

Category Minimum Number still available
  Prize
1st 5 non-US GMs, rated over 2500 $500 2
1st 4 US GMs $300 2
1st 5 non-US GMs or IMs , rated over 2400 $300 2
1st 7 non-US GM/IM/FM/WGM/WIM/WFM $275 5
1st 7 non-US FIDE rated $200 7
Advance Entries (as of 7/24)
A-Section
Advance Entries (as of 7/24)
Registered Players
Name Title Country Name Title Country Name Title Country
Gata Kamsky GM USA Gil Popilski GM ISR Arun Prasad GM IND
Josh Friedel GM USA Hedinn Steingrímsson GM ISL Vasif Durabeyli GM AZE
Perelshteyn, Eugene GM USA Denes Boros GM HUN Ilya Smirin GM ISR
Alex Lenderman GM USA Conrad Holt GM USA Larry Kaufman GM USA
Raja Panjwani IM CAN Alfonso Almeida IM MEX Farai Mandizha IM ZIM
Arjun Vishnuvardhan IM IND Michael Mulyar IM USA Roberto Martin DelCampo IM MEX
Andrew Tang IM USA Kaiqi Yang IM CHA Razvan Preotu IM CAN
Andrey Gorovets IM BLR John Burke IM USA Keaton Kiewra IM USA
Michael Bodek IM USA
Michael Song FM CAN Igor Sorkin FM ISR Gauri Shankar FM IND
Sheng, Justin FM USA Betaneli, Alexander FM USA Craig Hilby FM USA
Kretchetov, Alexandre FM RUS Nicolas Checa FM USA Hans Niemann FM USA
Trung Nguyen FM USA Guannan Song FM CAN Agata Bykovtsev WIM USA
Brandon Nydick USA Xu, Grant USA Zhu, Hong Rui CAN
Wang, Justin USA Perez-Billinghurst USA Santarius, Erik USA
Palani,Lokesh IND Shail Sinha USA Ben Li USA
Kavutskiy, Konstantin USA Nels Truelson USA Julian Proleiko USA
Levy Rozman USA
Best in the US
Playing Conditions
Best in the US
All wood sets provided
Clocks provided
Breakfast every morning
Snacks and coffee in the evening
One board per table
Friday night reception after blitz
$20 per player
Referral Bonus
$20 per player
For every new paying player you refer, you'll receive a $20 rebate at the tournament. Even players with free entries can earn the rebate.
Non-US GMs and IMs
Housing Support
Non-US GMs and IMs
There is a limited amount of housing support for non-US GMs and IMs. Contact Mike Regan at washintl@mdchess.com for more information.
Advance Entries (as of 7/25)
B- Section
Advance Entries (as of 7/25)
Registered Players
Name Rating Name Rating Name Rating
Nguyen, Tan 2145 Barrow, William 2108 Tan,Richard 2089
Heesters, Pieter 2057 Zhu, Evelyn 2017 Siamon, David 1967
Miller, Andrew 1927 Shupe, Thomas 1924 Landingin, Jofrel 1915
Caluza, Severo 1906 Reddy, Satvik 1837 Truelson, Joseph 1793
He, Harvey 1679 Brown, Clark 1673 Brockhouse, John 1526
He, Eric 1431

Logistics

Schedule
For both the A and B sections
Round 1 - Saturday 8/13, 11 am
Round 2 - Saturday 8/13, 5:30 pm
Round 3 - Sunday 8/14, 11 am
Round 4 - Sunday 8/14, 5:30 pm
Round 5 - Monday 8/15, 11 am
Round 6 - Monday 8/15, 5:30 pm
Round 7 - Tuesday 8/16, 11 am
Round 8 - Tuesday 8/16, 5:30 pm
Round 9 - Wednesday 8/17, 11 am
The time control is 40/90, SD/20 + 30"
Playing Location & Hotel
Rockville Hilton
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20862

Hotel Rates: $95 per night!, Reserve a room
If you would like to share a room, contact Mike Regan @ washintl@mdchess.com

Wi-Fi is included with this special rate. Rooms are limited, so make your reservations early. Phone 301-468-1100.

Make a Reservation
$95/night
Parking
Street and Metro are free on the weekend.
Parking is $8/night for overnight guests. It is $5 for day guests. You should validate your ticket at the front desk.
$8 or $5/night
Nearby Food Options
There are a large number of options available.
Here is a map with some of the options
Places within walking distance
Electronic Device Rules

Do not bring electronic devices (cell phones and smart watches) into the playing venue (playing room, halls outside playing room, smoking area, bathrooms, etc) according to FIDE rule 11.3. Players are subject to scanning to test for possession of cell phones. We plan to monitor using both thermal and magnetic scanners. Traffic in various areas will also be video monitored.

Possession of a device that is turned on or makes a noise

  • Forfeit of the game

Possession of a device that is turned off

  • 1st Violation 30 minute time penalty limited to no more than 1/2 the remaining time on the clock for the current time control.
  • 2nd Violation Forfeit of game
For Both A and B Sections
Direction via DC Metro
Getting to hotel via the Metro
You take the Metro to "Metro Center". From there you want to get on the Red Line heading toward Shady Grove. Board a train going to either Shady Grove or Twinbrooke. The Hilton is at the Twinbrooke stop. You can see the hotel from the metro stop.
DC Metro Direction
  • Schedule The time control is 40/90, SD/20 + 30"
  • Playing Location & Hotel $95/night
  • Parking $8 or $5/night
  • Nearby Food Options Places within walking distance
  • Electronic Device Rules For Both A and B Sections
  • Direction via DC Metro DC Metro Direction
What we do better 2015
What we do better 2015
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What we do better 2014
What we do better 2014
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What do we do better 2013
What do we do better 2013
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2015 Survey Results

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