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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

  • 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, […]

  • ERROR IN CHECK PRINTING Update

    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 […]

  • Electronic Device Policy

    15 Jun 2015

    The following Electronic Device Policy will be in effect for all 2015 Las Vegas International Chess Festival events. 1. While playing, players may not use cellphones or other electronic devices capable of chess analysis or communication, without permission of a Tournament Director/Arbiter (TD). A player using a prohibited electronic device during play will be penalized. […]