This year the Open Section of the National Open will be a 9-round Swiss with FIDE norms possible and discounts for titled players. All under sections remain at 7-rounds, a popular change we made last year. Extra discounts are also available for returning players who enter before the end of January. We call this the […]
All prize checks for less than $600 were mailed Thursday, June 28th, as were larger checks for players who completed a W-9 form. Players expecting prize checks $600 or larger must submit a W-9. You can download the form from the IRS at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf and mail the completed form to PO Box 90925 Henderson NV 89002. […]
The Las Vegas Chess Festival kicks off with the U.S. Women’s Open. Over 40 women and girls are participation. Watch the games Live.
The drawing for the Free Hotel Room was held at the Las Vegas Chess Center. You can watch a video of the drawing on our Facebook page. The winning ticket number 22348 was held by a guest with the initials V.P. who made a reservation on May 16th. The lucky winner will be notified and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]