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