Each year we invite a player who is or was famous as a child star to host the International Youth Championship. The current U.S. Women’s Champion, Sabina Foisor, has won medals at the European Youth Chess Championships in various age categories. Her result at 2007 European Women’s Championship qualified her for the Women’s World Chess Championship […]
Reserve your room early for more chances to win! You must reserve your room at the Westgate before May 31st. You must be part of the chess festival group. Use our online link to reserve your room or phone (800) 732-7117 and use our group code: SVCF8R.
Important features of the redesign include Easier navigation Searchable Pages Responsive Web Design Easier to use on phones and tablets Format adapts to a wide variety of devices Comments Welcome Yet to come FAQ More Photos Timely announcements of featured guests To celebrate our new look we are giving away a Free Hotel Stay to one […]
$100,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund will not be reduced! Now 7 Rounds with 3 Schedules! The NATIONAL OPEN is one of America’s longest running premier Open tournaments. No tournament in U.S. history was handled with more regard for the comfort and convenience of the players than the first National Open and we are proud to continue the tradition of […]
The U.S. Women’s Open draws women and girls from all over the world to play on the Wednesday & Thursday before the National Open. 5 round US Chess and FIDE rated Swiss Tournament with a $3,500 prize fund and a friendly atmosphere.
For players age 14 and under, the International Youth Championship highlights a weekend of chess fun. Players compete for trophies, chess prizes and a computer loaded with software and chess videos donated by ChessDVDs.com.
The Grandmaster Chess Camp is divided into sections by age and rating so everyone gets the instruction they can best use. Small class sizes and top notch instructors make this mini-camp a great opportunity to hone your game. Children and adults are welcome.
Put the fun back in chess at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival! In addtion to the 4 Major Chess Tournaments we offer a weekend full of Chess Fun: Free Lectures, Chess Camp for all ages, Simultaneous Exhibitions, Free Analysis of your Games, Blitz, Puzzle Competition and the best Chess Store on either side of […]
The following Electronic Device Policy will be in effect for all 2016 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. […]
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, friends, and the fans of this towering giant. GM Browne had just finished playing in […]
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.
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 […]