June 13, 2008

Three major events in Texas this summer

This is shaping up to be a great summer for chess in Texas, with three major events on the tournament calendar:

July 18-20: U.S. Class Championships (Houston)

August 2-10: 109th annual U.S. Open (Dallas). One of the most prestigous events in the U.S. returns to Texas for the first time since 1984. Last year's event drew 414 players, including GMs Nakamura, Shabalov, Gulko, Kudrin, and Rohde. This year's prize fund is $40,000 guaranteed!

August 29 - Sept 1: Southwest Open (Fort Worth). The 74th edition of TCA's oldest event.