The tournament will be open to any participant that represents a Federation that belongs to the American Continent that is registered as a FIDE member.
It will be an 11-round Swiss open. The time control will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game and 30 seconds increments from the first move.
The tournament is part of the World Championship cycle and the top four finishers will qualify to the FIDE World Cup 2013 in Tromso.
Last year winner was Peruvian GM Julio Granda
The prize fund will total 20 000 US dollars, that will be distributed as follows: