Big Opens Kick Off in Ohio and Florida
November 12, 2009
Two big opens kick off a busy fall tournament schedule the weekend of November 13-15, the King's Island Open in Ohio and the Turkey Bowl Open in Florida. Check out pre-registered players from the King's Island Open, which includes GM Benjamin Finegold.

GM Becerra, Photo Betsy Dynako
Four GMs have already signed up for the Turkey Bowl Open: GM Julio Becerra (who must be on a high from defeating US Champion Hikaru Nakamura in 12 moves in the US Chess League last night), GM Igor Rausis, GM Renier Gonzalez and GM Gildardo Garcia. Look for live games from the Turkey Bowl on Monroi.  King's Island coverage will include a video report and blogging from popular chess dad Mark Schein. 

Later in the Fall, CLO editor Jennifer Shahade will cover the National Chess Congress in Philadelphia while Randy Hough will report from the American Open in California. For those planning winter chess getaways, check out TLAs for December , January and February. For East-coasters looking for events in warmer locales, see details on the North American Open in Las Vegas (Dec 26-29) and the Bermuda Open in February.