107th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship
03.08.06: Over 500 players are expected to participate in the 107 th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship. The tournament is to be held in Double Tree Hotel in Chicago-Oak Brook, Illinois. This celebrated chess tournament would start from August 8 th and continue till August 13 th . There are three playing schedules offered in an effort to accommodate all players: Traditional (9-Day), 6-Day, 5-Day. All players will be merged after having played five games. The U.S. Blitz (quick chess) Championship will be held on August 12 with a guaranteed prize fund of $2000. The competition consists of 14 games, five minutes per player per game.