Monday, June 16, 2008

National Open - Las Vegas - June 5

I travelled to Las Vegas the night of Thursday, June 5 to participate in the National Open.
I was originally registered in the U2000 section, but after looking at the pre-registrations in the Open section, I decided to play in that in order to get some more FIDE rateable games.
After I checked in at the site of the tournament, the Riviera,
I decided to head down to the playing halls to see if the blitz championship was still in progress.
I caught the last few minutes of the last round.
The crowd was watching Nakamura-Paragua with Akobian visible on the right in the picture.

Macauley Petersen of ICC / Chess.FM filming the action

Nakamura won the tournament.

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