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Las Vegas International Chess Festival

“Probably no tournament in U.S. history was handled with more regard for the comfort and convenience of the players than the first National Open”, wrote Chess Life editor J.F. Reinhardt in 1965. We are proud to continue that tradition with the 50th Anniversary National Open and the Las Vegas Chess Festival which has grown around it.

Latest News

  • Commemorative DVDs

    30 Jul 2015

    The commemorative DVDs were mailed on July 30th.

  • GM Walter S. Browne 1949 – 2015

    24 Jun 2015

    by Janelle Losoff, Co-Organizer of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival and National Open Chess Championship It’s with great sadness, we must pass along the tragic news that Grandmaster Walter Shawn Browne has quietly and suddenly passed away in Las Vegas Nevada. As we grieve, Alan and I extend our condolences to his wife, family, […]


    23 Jun 2015

    Updated on June 25th, 2015. All checks which were not picked up on site have been reissued and mailed. Most of the checks that were incorrectly printed with the correct routing number in the wrong font have been cashed, including all checks that were presented to the casino cage. You may need to ask your […]