September 14-21, 2014
Chess (and Poker) on the High Seas

Last Fall my wife and I cruised with Card Player Cruises on the Allure of the Seas. They hosted a first class poker room with tournaments and cash games as well as extra activities for our group. We had a great time, and I thought “wouldn’t this be a great venue for a chess tournament?”

Until 12 years ago the U.S. Senior Open was held on a cruise every other year. I thought it was time to restart that tradition. With the help of Linda Johnson and the wonderful staff at Card Player Cruises I was able to come up with a proposal which was accepted by the U.S. Chess Federation.

Please join us September 14-21, 2014 for some great chess and a spectacular vacation on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. We sail the Eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale with stops at Nassau in the Bahamas, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and Philipsburg in St. Maarten.

Vegas Chess Festivals (organizers of the National Open for over 20 years) and Card Player Cruises (with 20 years of poker cruise experience) are sponsoring this event for players age 50 and over. Even if you’re too young to play in the Senior Open you may want to join us to watch the tournament and play a little poker, or just to enjoy the cruise. And of course, there is plenty of fun for your non-chess-playing (or non-poker-playing) significant other to enjoy on the world’largest cruise ship.

You must book with Card Player Cruises in order to have access to the chess tournament and poker room. Whether you are an experienced cruiser or a first timer they can help you with all your travel plans. Book now!