North American Open

stats_man

Anybody else going to this tournament, Dec 26 - 30, 2011 in Las Vegas?

Chess and gambling....you know you want to.

http://chesstournamentservices.com/cca/north-american-open/

Lawdoginator

Cool. 

corrijean

I'm going. Smile

kco

cool you might see erik there.

corrijean

I hope so. I can talk him into hiring me to be his accountant. Smile

stats_man

Met Erik at the summer Las Vegas event in June '09.

trysts
stats_man wrote:

Met Erik at the summer Las Vegas event in June '09.


So he's real?

stats_man

As far as I can tell. Although according to him he has lost a few pounds since then.

trysts

Laughing

chessgdt

I'm going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Laughing

Skwerly

i went last year and a couple others, it's a LOT of fun.  not SURE on this year, but i'm sure going to try.  i'm at 60% yes.

stats_man
Skwerly wrote:

i went last year and a couple others, it's a LOT of fun.  not SURE on this year, but i'm sure going to try.  i'm at 60% yes.


 Looks like we would be in same section - U1700

corrijean

I plan to hang out at the spa. Sounds more relaxing than playing chess.

bigpoison

You're not going to play?! 

corrijean

Nope. A shame the tournament isn't in summer time. Lounging by the pool is my specialty.

stats_man
IMDeviate wrote:
stats_man wrote:

Anybody else going to this tournament, Dec 26 - 30, 2011 in Las Vegas?

Chess and gambling....you know you want to.

http://chesstournamentservices.com/cca/north-american-open/


December in Las Vegas? Be prepared for snow and airport closures.


 Only at original point of departure!!

stats_man

We go there every winter and have never had problems.

We have flight/hotel package so if plane does not get there then we get full refund and I can get most of my tournament fees refunded.

Of course, the goal is to play chess and gamble so I am not rooting for the refund (although I imagine a local Indian Casino would suddenly get my business with some of it).

Danik1

I don't feel like going there to much money and its like a 5 hour trip there

corrijean

I'm sure you could find one that requires less travel.

AnthonyCG

But probably not as awesome... Cry