Igor Khmelnitsky and his daughter, Nikki

Father knows best?

This past Father’s Day, there were numerous chess tournaments held around the country, and what better way for a Father/Daughter to spend time than playing in a chess tournament?

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GM Alexander Ivanov. Photo: St. Louis Chess Club

World Open Preview

When most people think of the World Open they naturally think of the main event – the 9 round Swiss that ends July 4th weekend. However, the World Open is more like a festival and actually includes fifteen separate events over 12 days and features events with prize funds from $500 to the $225,000 main tournament.

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