The Chess Event of the Year!

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 Rockies.

National Open

$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 that tradition,

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U.S. Women’s Open

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.

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International Youth Championship

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 chess videos and software.

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Youth Trophy Tournament

The Youth Trophy Tournament is just for fun, with a moderate entry fee and lots of trophies. It’s open to all players born after [lvcf-date FRI age=14]. 5 Round US Chess Rated Swiss System Tournament Swiss Tournament format means no eliminations US Chess Rated, new players will have a rating after this event Time Control Game/25 +…

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Walter Browne Memorial Blitz

$5,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund plus the Walter Shawn Browne Cup We honor the memory of our friend, GM Walter Browne, by naming the National Open Blitz Championship after him. Walter started the World Blitz Chess Association (WBCA) and always seemed to be in time trouble. His flag has fallen, but he will always be a champion…

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Grandmaster Chess Camp

Chess Camp with GM Walter Browne
For Players of all Ages and Playing Strength Small class sizes and top notch instructors make this mini-camp a great opportunity to hone your game. Children and adults are welcome. Players will be divided into groups of similar strength to maximize the learning experience. Each group will have sessions with several different instructors.  This format allows the…

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