Las Vegas International Chess Festival

2020 Chess Festival Cancelled

We regret to announce that we must cancel the Las Vegas International Chess Festival scheduled for June 24-28, 2020. The most optimistic opening date for the host hotel is less than a week before our scheduled start, and we cannot be sure that date will be met.

We are hoping to reschedule the event in fall. Next year’s event, June 16-20, 2021, will have an increased prize fund.

Hotel reservations made through our link or with our group code will be refunded automatically. Please do not try to contact the hotel unless you do not hear from them within a few weeks.

Advance entries will be applied to the rescheduled event or to next year’s event and protected from price increases. Details will be sent by email and posted here within a few weeks.

Alan & Janelle Losoff

6 thoughts on “2020 Chess Festival Cancelled

  1. wise choice….you should still do a sizable tourney of somekind this fall as an opener or prep tourney to the north american open in late dec

  2. I am looking forward to what ever schedule is made. Either in the autumn if possible or delayed until next year. This whole virus thing has affected chess events all over the country. Things happen but it will all work out.

  3. Yes! I hope to see this run in the Fall….hopefully with better board spacing which would make for a better and more enjoyable experience even before the new social distancing. How about this?, give out chess themed face coverings with national open tagging as well as selling commemorative chess sets. They would become a high demand collectors item for years to come. I will definitely find or have made a chess themed face covering. I speculate that style face covers will become the new self expressions that sweeps the world much like the tattoo craze.

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