The Fourth New York International Chess Tournament will take place from June 17 to 21, 2011 and I would like to extend an invitation to members of the ECF to participate.
Since its premiere in 2008, the event has grown every year in size and strength and is an excellent opportunity for both established Grandmasters (the $10,000 prize fund in the Championship section is unconditionally guaranteed) and younger players who seek to obtain IM and GM norms. Last year, players from 15 different federations, including 13 GMs and 14 IMs, took part, ensuring norm possibilities independent of pairings with foreign players.
The New York International is organized by the historic Marshall Chess Club and will take place at the Manhattan Campus of St. John’s University in the heart of downtown Manhattan under impeccable playing conditions.
For details please consult the attached invitation or visit the official tournament website at:
http://www.marshallchessclub.org/tournaments/international2011. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+1-212-477-3716) with any questions or concerns you might have
Sincerely, Dr. Frank Brady, International Arbiter
President, Marshall Chess Club