Once again- The Marshall Chess Club will be extending a REDUCED ENTRY FEE! to friends of Brooklyn 64! If you merely mention “Brooklyn 64” when you enter- you will pay the Member Rate of $20 as opposed to the full rate of $40, and this week is an incredible week to play because a VERY GENEROUS ANONYMOUS DONOR has padded the prize fund. There are prizes for all class levels, including the UPSET PRIZE!
Last week, our own Boris Israyelit walked with a substantial $prize, and the previous week Cameron Hull made off with more than $100. This is THE FLAGSHIP EVENT at the Marshall Chess Club, and I highly recommend it to you and your friends.
At last Thursday’s Marshall Thursday Game/30 Grand Prix, 48 players competed in an atmosphere of fun and exemplary sportsmanship for over $1,000 in prizes, including many unadvertised and unusual surprises and giveaways.
Motivated by this tremendous success, we decided to go all out this week and are announcing our biggest Thursday yet: The MCC Thursday Super Grand Prix will take place at the Marshall Chess Club on Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m. and will feature over $2,600 in prizes, including over $1,800 cash, all unconditionally guaranteed!
Here are the highlights:
1) $600.00 first place, $300.00 second, $150.00 third, all guaranteed!
2) $650.00 in class prizes: $300.00 U2200, $200.00 U2000, $150.00 U1700, plus $75.00 for biggest upset, all guaranteed!
3) The top scoring player who is NOT a GM or IM AND the top scoring player Under 2200 will win tickets for the exclusive Magnus Carlsen Fantasy Camp which will take place at the Marshall Chess Club on August 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets to this event, organized by our friends at Chess NYC, sell for $295.00 each. In case of a tie the winners will be decided by tie-break.
4) The top scoring player under 22 who is NOT a GM or IM will win a one year junior membership to the Marshall Chess Club ($160 value). If the winner already is a member, the membership will be extended. In case of a tie, membership will be broken up, for example two half year memberships in case of a two way tie!
In addition, there will again be surprise cash and merchandise prizes given away at each round, some based on play, others on correct and quick answers to trivia and mystery questions – think USATC East… We won’t tell you more about these surprise prizes – the only way to find out is to come and play!
We hope to see you at Thursday’s tournament!
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