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Utah Summer Games – June 19-20, 2009

Posted in Events on April 24th, 2009 by Nevada Chess

The Utah Summer Games will have two days of quick chess and fun chess variants on June 19-20 in Cedar City, which is only a couple of hours away from Las Vegas. There will be a 12-round, USCF rated quick (G/15) tournament, an unrated quick tournament, a Chess960 (Fischer Random Chess) tournament, and a Bughouse tournament. These four events should appeal especially to young chess players.

More information regarding the event can be found on the tournament website at

Thanks, and we hope to see you there,

Damian Nash
(435) 260-2789

2008 Western States Open, Reno, October 17-19

Posted in Events on July 14th, 2008 by Nevada Chess

The 26th Annual Western States Open will take place at the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno, Nevada, from October 17-19, 2008. This 200 Grand Prix Point event will offer a prize fund of $40,000 based on 400 entries.

As usual the event will be run by NTD Jerry Weikel and will be a 6 round Swiss in 7 sections: Open (FIDE Rated), Expert, A, B, C, D and E/Under.

For complete details regarding the event and online entry information, please visit the tournament website at

Southern Utah Chess Festival in Moab – Labor Day Weekend

Posted in Events on July 14th, 2008 by Nevada Chess

I would like to invite Nevada chess players to the Southern Utah Chess Festival in Moab, Utah, over Labor Day weekend. It should be a fun chess weekend, including a 6-round Swiss tournament, a beginner’s tournament, a Blindfold Chess tournament, a Chess960 (Fischer Random) tournament and a Bughouse tournament. It coincides with the Moab Music Festival, which is Utah’s premier chamber music and world-jazz festival. Full information is online at the Utah Chess website:

Best regards,

Damian Nash
USCF Senior TD

Las Vegas International Chess Festival – June 5-8, 2008

Posted in Events on April 23rd, 2008 by Nevada Chess

The 2008 Las Vegas International Chess Festival is proud to announce the participation of World Cup Champion GM Gata Kamsky as a player in the 2008 National Open. GM Kamsky will also give a simul on Thursday, June 5th at 3 p.m., and will be available for autographs Friday and Saturday afternoon. This year’s festival is shaping up to be the best ever. The cornerstone 2008 National Open again features a $100,000 Prize Fund with $75,000 guaranteed.

The ever popular U.S. Game/10 Championship will be held on Thursday, June 5th, the day before the National Open. For those who can’t get enough chess, the National Open Blitz Championship will be held Thursday evening.

Also Thursday, the Susan Polgar Chess Camp will feature a full or half day session in small groups with GM and other fine instructors. This camp is designed for players of all ages. GM Susan Polgar, America’s Chess Ambassador, is the chief instructor.

Once again the festival will host the Susan Polgar World Open for Girls and Boys. Players in both events will be eligible for Scholarships and prizes. In addition to several Polgar side events, participants in these tournaments may also wish to participate in some of the open side events, such as the Blitz or the Scholastic Trophy Tournament.

On line registration is available for all events. For more information, please visit the tournament website at