Players in the U.S. Women’s Open include defending champion, Tsogtsaikhan Saikhanchimeg of Mongolia, and WGM Carla Heredia of Ecuador.
🏆A punto de empezar la primera ronda del Us Women’s Open en #LasVegas .
😅También me puse mi “maglia” rosa😅
👉Pueden seguir mi partida en vivo acá https://t.co/UavdCYYrr5
👍 @BancoGuayaquil pic.twitter.com/xk2aAFZ66N
— Carla Heredia (@HerediaCarla) June 11, 2019
This year’s Main Event, the National Open, is a nine-round event with GM and IM norms available. Pre-registered players include over 20 Grandmasters, including our champions from 2018 and 2017, GMs Cristian Chirila and Ruifeng Li. GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista of Cuba is the highest rated player registered so far. Other American stars playing include four-time U.S. Champion Alexander Shabalov, Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, coach of the SLU chess team, GM and popular streamer Andrew Tang and legendary GM James Edward Tarjan. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and FM Annie Wang, two of the fiercest of competitors in the U.S. Women’s Championships are also in the mix. That event starts on Wednesday and spans through Sunday.