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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 premier US National Championship and the Las Vegas Chess Festival which has grown around it.

Latest News

  • New Site

    25 Feb 2015

    The 50th Anniversary National Open and the Las Vegas International Chess Festival are moving to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.  The Riviera Hotel will close on May 4th, shortly after her 60th anniversary.  We are grateful for many years of excellent service by all members of the Riviera Staff.  Although you, our players, might never have known […]

  • Rivera Hotel has Been Sold

    21 Feb 2015

    You may have heard that the Riviera has been sold to the Las Vegas Visitors & Convention Authority (LVCVA). The National Open and the Las Vegas Chess Festival will still be held as planned. It is not yet clear when the Riviera will be closed (some news articles say August) but if they are closed […]

  • FIDE Arbiter’s Seminar Added to Festival

    19 Jan 2015

    This FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is sanctioned by IA Takis Nikolopoulos, Chairman FIDE Arbiters’ Commission. It will give FIDE Arbiter norms, according to the Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters (According to the FIDE Regulations for the training of Chess Arbiters). The seminar will be held immediately before the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. DATES: […]