So, you think Boise, Idaho, is a laid back, fun place to visit, but you wouldn’t be caught dead here? Really!
Come to Boise, December 16-18, 2022, for this US Chess 200 point Grand Prix event and a Northwest Chess Grand Prix Tour 6x, which is the largest tournament in Northwest Chess history.* Play like your life depends on it … It does!
Should you fail, the organizers promise to send a nice letter to your next of kin.
The Elite Section is open to all. The Reserve Section for U2200 and below. The Elite and Reserve sections are FIDE rated.
6-SS; 40/90,SD/30;+30 Rounds: 12:15 p.m., 5 p.m.
Players will compete in all six rounds
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each round
No last round byes are available
Pairings will be posted no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each round.
Current round pairings will be posted in the playing room and on this website.
The $10,000 Elite Prizes are Unconditionally Guaranteed
$2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500, $400, $375, $350, $325, $300
Reserve Prizes based on 100 Paid Entries: $5,725
U2200: $375, $325, $300; U2000: $375, $325, $300; U1800: $300, $200, $100; U1600: $300, $200, $100; U1400: $200, $100, $50; U1200: $200, $100, $50; U1000: $200, $100, $50; U800: $200, $100, $50; U600: $200, $100, $50; Unrated: $150, $125, $100
Top Woman $200; Top Senior over 65 years $200
Unrated players will play in the Elite Section with an assigned rating of 2199
If a player’s rating has dropped 100 points over six months, the older rating will be used.
FIDE Titled Players, GM –> WCMs play for free and take home 100% of their earnings!
Titled players please contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org before 12/15
Questions: FIDE National Arbiter George Lundy (208) 813-0836
The entry fee is $100 period. No play up fees, no late fees.
To register: Click on the Buy Now button below. Once you have paid your entry fee of $100 you will be taken to the Tournament registration form to complete your registration. In the Tournament name box, enter MexInsurance FIDE Open and your preferred section – Elite or Reserve. Registration ends at 8 p.m. Mtn time, December 15, 2022.
There is no on-site registration. No exceptions.
Please bring a chess set, board, digital clock and a pen or pencil, none provided.
*not counting U.S. Chess Federation events.
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