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Chess event held on Thanksgiving week


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  • GM Eugenio Torre to play in the Open section

    GM Eugenio Torre to play in the Open section

    The 57th American Open will host the first Asian awarded the Grandmaster title, GM Eugenio Torre, who will also play in the Open section of the Main Tournament. GM Torre earned his Grandmaster title at 22 years old, becoming the first Asian to qualify for the title. In 2021, Torre was inducted into the World Chess […]

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  • 2022 Main Tournament Schedule

    2022 Main Tournament Schedule

    9 Rounds for the Open Section For 2022, the 57th American Open Chess Championship will have 9 rounds for the Open Section. Games will be FIDE and US Chess rated. This will provide an opportunity to earn NORMs for players working on getting their chess titles. For Grandmasters and International Masters with a foreign FIDE […]

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  • Save the Date!

    2022 will see the 57th American Open in Orange, CA again this year. It will be on November 22 – 27, 2022 at DoubleTree by Hilton. A number of changes are anticipated for this year so follow our website for up-to-date information.

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  • Congratulations GM Melik Khachiyan and WIM Ashritha Eswaran!

    Congratulations GM Melik Khachiyan and WIM Ashritha Eswaran!

    GM Melik Khachiyan wins the open section of the 56th American Open Chess Championship on tie-break! GM Melik and WIM Ashritha Eswaran each got 6 points out of 8. What an achievement from both coach and student!

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