Largest Pan-Ams in 30 Years Underway in New Orleans

The largest Pan-American Championships in over 30 years are currently underway in the New Orleans area from December 27-30.  60 teams are competing, including a new powerhouse from Saint Louis University. Find some photos from the first day of festivities, live games and play and look for more reportage from Al Lawrence of the US Chess Trust this week.
PatialCrowd Some of the 60 teams waiting to make their first move
Webster GMLiem Webster still top-rated with GMs Le Quang Liem and Ray Robson on top two boards.
TexTechWomen Texas Tech’s all-woman team: WIM Iryna Andrenko, WIM Carla Heredia Serrano, WCM Claudia Munoz, and “Iffy” Ihemebir
ReceptionAnaniadis Last year’s PanAms organizer Constantine Ananiadis of Oberlin College with students at this year’s reception.
JazzBandReception Four piece jazz band celebrates New Orleans at reception for PanAm teams
IceCarvingReception Ice carving braves near-80 temperature at New Orleans kick-off

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In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Does anyone know Where can we watch live and see the standings?

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

News,results, games...any word at all would be nice

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

I love their website except it doesn't give any pairings or results. At least covering the top teams would be nice! Go UMBC!!!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Live games on monroi

In reply to by Roy Harrison (not verified)

Sorry but it is not on there

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Largest Pan Am in 30 yrs and you can't watch live or see the pairings/ratings... poor effort!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Cajunchess.com shows pairings. some matches are covered here: http://www.swchess.com/PanAms2016/tfd.htm

In reply to by Mikhail Koganov (not verified)

What about the results? Can't just all chess tournaments use chess-results.com as a standard these days.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

30 years? That would be 1986, when I was on the winning University of Chicago team, one of the last non-scholarship teams to win. It's good to have more money in the game, but we almost need to divide this like tennis into an "amateur" era and an "open" era.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

www.cajunchess.com has parings standings and individual board pairings.

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