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2023 Chicago Open

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8:00 AM until Sunday, May 28, 2023, 5:00 PM
1501 Sherman Ave Evanston, IL 60201

Additional Info:
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
No Fee
The 2023 Chicago Open, organized by the Evanston Go Club, will be held over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28. With 8 rounds over 2 days, we offer you the most intense tournament experience in the country. Come for the chance to play serious games and reunite with your go-playing friends!

Medals and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers of each division. First place overall wins the 2023 Chicago Open trophy and a cash prize of at least $600.

Following the success of the 2022 Chicago Open last year, we have moved the tournament to the Evanston Holiday Inn. The hotel is offering discounted accommodations and parking for all tournament participants.

To book discounted rooms at the tournament venue, use this link:,%20Evanston,%20IL,%20US&srb_u=1

Contact us if there are issues with booking. To secure rooms at the discounted rate, please book by May 6th.
Parking at the hotel is $9 per day.

Register for the tournament here:

Early bird pricing (until May 6)
Open $75
Main $60

Regular pricing
Open $85
Main $70

1-day pricing (either Saturday or Sunday)
Open 1-day $45
Main 1-day $35

Payment can be made by Venmo (@Albert-Yen-3) or Zelle (847-814-0537)

Players may order lunch and dinner with us. Lunch on both days will be provided by Tealicious Bubble Tea and consist of a bento + drink. Dinner will be a Mediterranean buffet provided by Dengeos. Both lunch and dinner are vegetarian friendly.

Lunch Saturday: $20
Dinner Saturday: $22
Lunch Sunday : $20

Tournament Rules:
Open section (5d+)
Main section (18k-4d)
Youth/Beginner section (free, Saturday only)

Games are Fischer time 10 min + 15s/move. All games are AGA-rated.
McMahon pairing for Main and Open sections.
Handicap: H-2 in Main section, even games in Open section.

Please note: In contrast to our previous events, this tournament will not be self-paired; each round will be paired by the tournament director and will start at the specified time. Clocks are required for every game, and the time settings are Fischer time 10 minutes basic time, 15 seconds per move. Please see this link for a description of Fischer time (it is NOT the same as BYO-YOMI):


Day 1 - Saturday
8:30-9:15 | Check in
9:15-9:45 | Introduction
9:45-11:15 | Round 1
11:15-12:45 | Round 2
12:45-1:45 | Lunch
1:45-3:15 | Round 3
3:15-4:45 | Round 4
4:45-5 | Break
5-6:30 | Round 5
6:30-9 | Dinner Party

Day 2 - Sunday
9:30-11 | Round 6
11-12:30 | Round 7
12:30-1:30 | Lunch (60min)
1:30-3 | Round 8
3-4 | Awards Ceremony

Albert Yen (‭(847) 814-0537)

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