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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

  • Kamsky and Saidy Lectures from 2014 Las Vegas International Chess Festival

    24 Nov 2014

    Recordings from the GM Gata Kamsky and IM Anthony Saidy lectures given at the 2014 Las Vegas International Chess Festival. Gata’s lecture was titled “My Favorite Endgames” and Anthoy’s was titled “My Games with Bobby Fischer.”   Thanks to Tim Hanks for these videos.

  • Downtown Chess Fest Dec 5-7

    21 Nov 2014

    The $5,00 Downtown Chess Fest is awarding free entries to the National Open to the winners of each of the 3 sections. The event is co-sponsored by Vegas Chess Festivals and the Las Vegas Chess Center.  More information here.  

  • 50th Anniversary National Open

    16 Nov 2014

    Celebrate the National Open’s 50th Anniversary with us at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. In addition to the usual great tournaments and activities we have a few surprises in store. Watch this space. If you played in the first National Open at the Stardust in 1965 we want to invite you to play this year […]