Holiday Tournaments Kick Off
December 27, 2010
Ballys Hotel and Casino, hosts the North American Open
After the presents are unwrapped, chess tournaments unravel in Las Vegas with the North American Open (Dec. 26-30) and in Washington D.C (Dec.27-30) with the Eastern Open. Follow North American Open action and live games on The Open section of the NAO features GMs Shulman, Shabalov, Friedel, Stocek and Kaidanov! Look for updates by Randy Hough.

Find out more about the Eastern Open on, which will feature a pre-tournament lecture by GM Aleksandr Lenderman. Also look for updates from the Pan-American Champs, which kick off today in Milwaukee. See Alex Betaneli's preview here.'

The 29th Empire City Open is also taking place in a snowy New York City.