ACE Chess Presents: 2010 Copper State International – Presented by Abstrax, Inc. - June 3-9, 2010

Last Updated: June 9th, 2010 by Daniel Rensch

The 2010 Copper State International is benefiting the Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa (a Banner Health Hospital). %25 of every donation of $100 or more will donated directly to the hospital...


Raised: $1720

Goal: $2000


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June 3rd-9th 2010. Abstrax, Inc. 2222 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-6481.

This tournament is conveniently scheduled between the Chicago Open and National Open in Las Vegas. Flights from Phoenix to Las Vegas are hourly on a daily basis, and Phoenix is a 5-6 hour drive from Las Vegas. Players making a “Summer Chess Schedule” would have a great time making a stop in Phoenix!

Sky Harbor International is the recommended Airport. Transportation is available if the organizer is notified in advance.

The Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn, 1666 S. Dobson Rd. Mesa, Arizona 85202 will be the hotel for the event. The Hotel rate is $55 a night. Mention “ACE Chess”, group #804408. Call 1 800 528 1356 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1 800 528 1356      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for reservations.


Group A:

Group B:

Schedule of Events & Round Times:

(9 Rounds; Time Control: 90-minutes with a 30 second increment throughout with 30 minutes added after move 40.)

Thursday, June 3rd – Travel/Arrival day for players, Welcome Dinner (6pm) and BugHouse Side Event (7pm).

Friday, June 4th – Opening Ceremony 10:30am

Friday, June 4th – Rd 1: 11am Rd 2: 5pm

Saturday, June 5th – Copper State International Blitz Championship – June 5th, 10am Abstrax, Inc. – Mesa, AZ.

Saturday, June 5th – Grand Master Alejandro Ramirez, Featured Lecture – June 5th, 1pm Abstrax, Inc. – Mesa, AZ.  OPEN TO ALL!!!

Saturday, June 5th – Grand Master Timur Gareev, 2009 Champion, Simul – June 5th, 1pm Abstrax, Inc. – Mesa, AZ.  Invitation Only…

Saturday, June 5th – Rd 3: 5pm

Sunday, June 6th – Rd 4: 11am Rd 5: 5pm

Monday, June 7th – Rd 6: 5pm

Tuesday, June 8th – Rd 7: 11am Rd 8: 5pm

Wednesday, June 9th – Rd 9: 10am

Wednesday, June 9th – Closing Ceremony 3pm

Under new FIDE guidelines, all players need to be at their boards before the round starts. At the 2010 Copper State International, all players will be required to arrive in the tournament hall no later than 10 minutes before the start of the round! Upon multiple infractions of this request, a player may forfeit their rights to their $100 Entry Fee Reimbursement after the tournament.


(FIDE Ratings Used)

2500+ = FREE (Email organizer to register/confirm tournament seating availability).

2450-2499 = $150 ($100 returned upon completion of tournament).

2350-2449 = $300 ($100 returned upon completion of tournament).

2200-2349 = $350 ($100 returned upon completion of tournament).

Below 2200 = $450 ($100 returned upon completion of tournament).

Ability to register at bottom of page. Registration request must be approved by organizer, Daniel Rensch, for players below 2200 FIDE before completing PayPal transaction. Please Email Danny at for more information.

All Entry Fees increase by $50 after May 1st.

All registrations, whether online or by mail, are considered to be final. NO reimbursements will be given!

GMs and IMs looking for conditions, please email your information (including Name, Federation, and Rating) to with subject line: “CSI 2010”.

Non-Titled Players of Foreign Federation will receive an additional $50 off the Entry Price, reimbursed upon completion of tournament.


Group A: 1st place $1,250.00; 2nd place $750.00; 3rd place $500.

Group B: 1st place: $1,500.00 – 2nd place: $1,200.00 – 3rd place: $1,000. – 4th place: $800 – 5th place: $300. Top U2500 FIDE: $300.00; Top U2400 FIDE: $300.00; Top U2300 FIDE $300.00.

Best Game Prize: $100.00; Brilliancy Prize: $100.00.

All Prize are GUARANTEED!


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For more information about this event or to be a sponsor please contact Daniel Rensch at, subject line “CSI 2010” or please call 480.433.9318.

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