The world's largest open chess tournament!
$250,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND.
THE VENUE OF THE TOURNAMENT
From left to right: NM George Umezinwa, Ola Osanyinjobi,Dr Okechukwu Iwu, Toyin Gbenle, Next row: Dr Daaim Shabazz of the Chess Drum (some of the pics here are from the drum), Kenneth Odeh, IM Dapo Adu, Kebadu Belachew (Ethiopia),
Bottom row:Frank Johnson and Quale Johnson of the Houston Chess Club, Chikwere Onyekwere, Dr Jide Falana and Dr Sylvester Smarty
From left to Right Top: Grandmasters, Alexander Ivanov, Michael Rhode, Swati Ghate, Lubomir Ftacni. Next row: Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura,Evgeny Najer, Nisha Mohota,Victor Mikhalevski . Bottom row:Grandmasters Alexander Moiseenko,Arthur Yusupov, Parimarjan Negi, Alexandra Shabalov,
Our feature chess player for this event is Abiye Williams.
Abiye is a very talented chess player. Recently, he has had a string of successes in many tournaments that he has been moved up to play in higher sections in three different tournaments by the organizers. It will be interesting to see his performance in his new category at the World Opens.
BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE AT THE WORLD OPENS.