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Welcome to American Open 2014

NEW!! Two Weekends: November 22-23, 2014 (Scholastic) and November 27-30, 2014 (Main)

A Heritage Event and an American Classic, the American Open is one of the longest running chess tournament in the United States. It was established in 1965 and has since attracted chess players from all over the world and from all levels. The annual American Open is held on Thanksgiving weekend and is composed of two concurrent tournaments. One of them is the Main Tournament, which is open to all players, adults and children. The other is the Junior Tournament, which is open only to scholastic players from K-12. Additionally, there will be side events available to participate in such as Blitz and Action chess. There will also be lectures from renowned chess players that will take place throughout the event. Please navigate through this site to find out more about the tournament, prizes, schedule, and side events. For any questions, feel free to contact us



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