Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2010 arrow August arrow US Senior Open Begins Monday
US Senior Open Begins Monday Print E-mail
By Franc Guadalupe   
August 22, 2010
Starting Monday, the US Senior Open returns to the 2008 site, the Boca Raton Marriott, Boca Raton, Florida from August 23-28.  See advance entries here--GM Alexander Ivanov is the top pre-registered player.
The 2010 U.S. Senior Open is a six-game event, one round per day, Monday-Saturday, Game/90 with 30 second increment, and is open to USCF members born before 23 August 1960.  The winner is seeded into the 2011 U.S. Championship and the top player born on or before January 1, 1950 also becomes the official USCF entrant at the World Senior Championship in Arco, Italy.  The first five games start at 7pm and the last round is at 11am.  There is still time to register for the event and for the Awards Banquet taking place on Saturday, 28 August.  You do not need to participate in the event to attend the banquet. 

For more information, please visit the tournament webpage, http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2010/senior/.   
Former World Senior Champion GM Larry Kaufman will be contributing dispatches on the event to CLO.  Kaufman tied for first in the 2004 US Senior Open in Boca Raton, losing out on tiebreak to local favorite Fabio La Rota. Kaufman won the Senior Open in 2008, and went on to win the World Senior later that year. In 2009, GM Larry Christiansen won the US Senior Open in Stillwater, Oklahoma, while Kaufman took second.


August - Chess Life Online 2010

RAW World Chess Challenge: Magnus Takes on the World US Senior Wraps: Ivanov Wins, Kaufman Advances to World SeniorBarnett Joins GMs Paragua & Shabalov at the Top of the Atlantic OpenUS Chess League Opens with FireworksAlexander Ivanov Wins 2010 US Senior Ivanov and Kudrin Lead US SeniorFour Lead US Senior OpenDean Sweeps the Dean of Chess Academy FIDE Invitational US Senior Open Kicks Off Americans Abroad: Nakamura Nets Amber Spot US Senior Open Begins MondayUS Olympiad Teams Finalized A Grandmaster Vacation: GM Pascal on SturbridgePerfection in Montreal GM Rogers on NH Chess: Nakamura on a Roll Grand Prix Rule Changes Include 1st Prize Minimum 2010 US Chess League Preview Americans Abroad: From Greece to Canada Schein - Friedman Scholastic Project The Kids are Alright in AmsterdamAmericans in Europe, ContinuedNakamura Saves Draw vs. Van Wely and Scores vs. NielsenNakamura Starts NH Masters with a WinUpdate on Americans in Europe From Trophies to Money: A Chess Mom on the Southern Open USCF Recognizes Leaders at Awards Luncheon Nakamura to Play for World Against Carlsen in G-Star Raw ChallengeUS Champion Kamsky Wins Mainz Rapids! Tommy He Golden in Brazil Pan-Am Nears Conclusion GM Kaufman on Fischer Random & The Irvine Grind Campaign for FIDE President Heats up Middle EastToby Boas, GMs Becerra & Paragua Share First at the Southern OpenFavorites Prevail in Denker & TOC; Six-Day US Open Schedule BeginsThe August Check is in the Mail Arnold and Melekhina Off to the World Juniors Learning From Your Losses Leaders Emerge in Irvine