Home Page Chess Life Online 2008 August Get Ready for Miami
|Get Ready for Miami|
|By Blas Lugo|
|August 15, 2008|
If you haven't made plans yet for the Miami Open (Sept 10-14) , be sure to check out the tournament details below and then sign up to play in the World Chess Live's online qualifier this weekend, August 16-17.
The qualifier is free to USCF members and there are prizes for six rating sections. The 1st prize includes entry fee and hotel at the Miami Open as well as 12 months of World chess Live, in addition to the six free you get as a USCF member. Go to World Chess Live for more information on schedule, prizes and entry requirements.
Still not convinced? Check out CLO's coverage of Miami from last year and a press release from Blas Lugo below.
U.S. Champions Return to Play Sunshine Chess in Miami
Miami, Aug. 10, 2008- Irina Krush, two-time US Women Champion, and Alexander Shabalov, four-time US Champion, announced recently they will repeat their participation in the Miami Chess Open, which boasts 100,000$ in prizes. The event will take place September 10-14 at the Magic City's Hyatt Regency (400 SE 2nd Ave. Tel: (305) 358-1234.) Grandmasters Varuzhan Akobian, Victor Mikhalevski, Darmen Sadvakasov, Julio Becerra and Gilberto Hernández will also return to play the second edition of this tournament. New faces include American GMs Alexander Ivanov, Dmitri Gurevich, and the Mexican GM Juan Carlos Gonzalez.
There are three different schedules to choose from, the 5-day Sept 10-14 (Open only), Sept 11-14, the 4-day and the 3-day, Sept 12-14.
The event will also include game analysis and simultaneous exhibitions by grandmasters and the most outstanding players of the event: Check out Miami Open's highlighted player bios:
The party is about to begin! Don’t miss it!