2005 World Open Information Center

(Photos by Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum)

The 33rd annual World Open moved to a new site after 20 memorable years at the Adams Mark Hotel. Players will have to become oriented to playing at the Wyndham Hotel since the tournament had become synonymous with the Adams Mark Hotel. Nevertheless, the tournament draws most of America's strongest players plus foreign contingents and the usual mixture of Grandmasters.

Attention is usually paid on young talent such as
GM Hikaru Nakamura, but GM Gata Kamsky has made a foray back to the tournament scene. The issue here is whether the turnout will reach expectations given the impact of the HB Global Chess Challenge and the added congestion of holiday traffic around the downtown site. The addition of the Indian contingent is certainly a boost for the strength of the tournament and hopefully will serve as a passing ground for many more chess delegations.

World Open Coverage

GM Miton, IM Panchanathan win 33rd World Open!

Results from the 2005 World Open

Interview: GM Sandipan Chanda (audio - 3:21 minutes)

Interview: Lawyer Times (audio - 5:53 minutes)

Storming the Barricades: India impresses at World Open!

FM Emory Tate solid at World Open with 6-3

Photo Gallery (The Chess Drum)

Open Section - FM Emory Tate A board level view of games in the under-2200 section. IM Magesh Panchanathan (India)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 6 July 2004