2010 World Open approaches!

The 2010 World Open will be held at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza beginning June 29th and will last through July 5th in four formats. The World Open remains the marquee event in the U.S. and looks to have a strong lineup in this year’s event. The Continental Chess Association will also be holding the Philly International from June 25th to June 29th. The event is held in King of Prussia and not Philadelphia.

38th annual WORLD OPEN

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5 or June 29-July 5, 2010

Valley Forge Convention Plaza, Scanticon & Radisson Hotels


A Heritage Event
An American Classic

July 1-5, 2-5, 3-5 or June 29-July 5 GPP: 300 (enhanced) Pennsylvania
38th Annual World Open. 9 round Swiss, 40/2, SD/1 (4-day option, rds 1-2 G/75, 3-day option, rds 1-5 G/45).

Open Section plays 5-day July 1-5 or 7-day June 29-July 5 only.
Under 900/Unr Section plays separate 3-day schedule July 3-5 only, G/45.

At Valley Forge Convention Plaza and Scanticon & Radisson Hotels, 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia PA 19406. Free parking. 20 miles west of Philadelphia (PA Turnpike to I-76 East to Exit 327, right on N Gulph Rd, right on 1st Ave, or from Philadelphia, I-76 West to Exot 328B-A, right on Mall Blvd, right on N Gulph Rd, right on 1st Ave). For shuttle info from Philadelphia Airport or 30th St train station, call 800-559-2040 or 215-616-5370. All play in same room (brightly lighted exhibit hall with capacity 1800 players). Scanticon and Radisson Hotels are connected to Convention Plaza.

PRIZES $250,000 based on 1100 paid entries (seniors, re-entries, U1200 Section, GMs, WGMs count as 50% entries, rated players in Under 900 as 25% entries, Unrated in Under 900 or Under 1400 not counted.) Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik; free lectures by other GMs 9 am 7/3 & 7/4.

Full details here!


  1. 2008 U1400 Champion will be coming back this year to defend my title in the U1600 section, 5-day schedule! I feel like I am playing chess on another level right now! I will attempt to stay humble and earn another title! Winning one’s section is EXTREMELY hard and gut-wrenching and mind draining, but you all already know this!! See you there!

  2. If you are registering online and requesting a bye, there is an option


    Click on that and fill out the request form.

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