The 47th Annual World Open will begin this week with its usual fanfare during July 4th weekend. More than 1,000 players will journey to the iconic city of Philadelphia for the festival. The World Open attracts a wide array of national and international players and the 9-round Swiss tournament always has its magic moments. Ideally located in downtown Philly, the venue is near the Reading Terminal Market, a smorgasbord of restaurants to suit all palates. There are even tours for the family and even a chess park to relax in.
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July 2-7, 3-7, 4-7 or 5-7, 2019
9 rounds at luxurious Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107 (directly across the street from the world famous Reading Terminal Market with over 80 food vendors).
In 9 sections. Unrated may enter only Open, U2200, U2000, or Unrated Sections.
Free analysis of your games by GM Sam Palatnik 7/3-7. Free GM lectures 7/5 and 7/6, 9 am.
OPEN SECTION, July 3-7 only: 40/2, SD/30 d10.
Tournament Website: https://chessevents.com/worldopen/