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Side Events

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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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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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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Simuls

The Festival offers two GM Simultaneous Exhibitions: a 25 Board Grandmaster Simul Thursday at 3 p.m. and a special Simul just for KIDS special Simul just for KIDS Saturday at 6:30 p.m. 

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Free GM Analysis of Your Games

All Chess Festival players may have games analyzed by a grandmaster. Please take advantage of this special opportunity to improve your game and to watch other games being discussed. Sessions start approximately 2 hours after the start of each round of the National Open. GM Analyst to be announced. Past analysts have included GM Larry…

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Blitz Sectionals

Blitz Players
Late night blitz Round Robin in sections of 8-12 players. Game/3 + 2, US Chess Blitz Rated. Friday, Saturday and Sunday night after the last round of the National Open.

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Spirit of Chess

Grandmaster Invitational at the Winner’s Circle Special Event sponsored by   Spectators are welcome! Up to 10 Grandmasters will compete for cash prizes and other prizes. The tournament will be a Round Robin Blitz played at Game/3, Increment 2. Entry Fee: NONE. Open to the first 10 Grandmasters who apply. Prizes: are donated by the Las Vegas Chess Center.

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Chess Festival Poker Tournament

Poker Tournament
Enjoy the action of our No Limit Hold’em Tournament. This is a private tournament for participants and guests of our Chess Festival. Play for cash and a commemorative bracelet any poker player would be proud to wear. Knock out any member of our staff for a $25 bounty. Format No-Limit Tournament $5,000 Starting Chips Blinds…

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