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I was wondering if anyone here was going to the world open, and I guess more specifically, if chess.com will have any significant presence there. I've never been to one and I'm really excited about it. I might have the wrong idea, but I'm imagining it will be something like the comic con of chess.
Perhaps that's a bad example as I've never been to comic con either (and don't have any intention to) but I imagine it as much more than just another tournament, what with the side tournaments and GM analysis and I'm sure there'll be a giant store there (there has been one at every major tournament I've been to so far). Anywho, isight is much appreciated. I want to get the most out of the experience, but of course I will need to study and play hard because it's costing me $600 to go XD
It's a great experience. Lots of stuff going on, there used to be late-night poker games in the skittles rooms, sometimes with GMs playing. Chess vendors from sets and clocks and books to artwork. And in whatever off time you have, you might run into GMs in the restaurant or bar, or the designated smoking area if they still have one.
No matter what section you play, make a point to get to the main room at some point and watch the top boards for awhile. Gelfand, now playing in the Candidates' Final, played in several and won a couple, I think, in the early 90s, and of course many of the top US players will be there.
I went this year. I didn't do all that well (4.5 out of 9 in the U-2000 section) but I had fun.
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Nakamura is Japanese not American
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Sub 1000 (ranging from just below 1000 to about 400 :O)
by With_every_step 7 minutes ago
Why do you need to say draw in the middle of a game
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10/25/2016 - Too Far Advanced
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The notion that <1000 is awful?
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Why are so many non members on this site?
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To the people who won't stop complaining about other people
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