The Friendship Games

Acknowledging and celebrating the improved relations between the USA and Cuba; several leading Cuban players are expected to compete. 9 Round Swiss, FIDE rated, norms possible. IA Hal Bond. International Arbiter Bond is an experienced and distinguished arbiter. For instance, he was Deputy Arbiter at the Anand-Kramnik World Championship Match in 2008. The tournament is being organized with an eye towards being a “super swiss” under the FIDE rules.

October 28 – November 1, 2015, Royal Dearborn Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan (same location as two prior Fall Festivals, the name of the Hotel has changed)


Royal Dearborn Hotel & Convention Center
600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Rates: $109 (Group Code: 3887. Call: 313-592-3622 to reserve room, make sure to use the group code.)

Entry Fee:

$240.00 until September 22, 2015, $260.00 until end of October 27, 2015, $300.00 thereafter.

Online registration at:

Onsite registration begins at the Hotel at 4:30 p.m., and ends at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Time Control:

G90, increment 30 seconds.


1st: $4,000, 2d: 2,000, 3rd: 1,100, 4th: 900, 5th: 750, 6th: 500, 7th: 250, 8th: 100. U2400 (FIDE): 1st: 600, 2d: 300; U2200 (FIDE): 1st: 500, 2d: 250


Wednesday, October 28: 1st round: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29: 2nd round: 1:00 p.m. 3rd round: 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30: 4th round:  1:00 p.m. 5th round: 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31: 6th round:  1:00 p.m. 7th round: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 1: 8th round: 1:00 p.m. 9th round: 7:00 p.m.
Online Entry


Alan Kaufman, +1 248 497-6912

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