13 July 2012

The Biggest Open in the World

The US Chess Scoop on the 2012 World Open (3:03) • 'Features tournament winners GMs Ivan Sokolov (the champ on tiebreak) and four-time US Chess Champion Alexander Shabalov.'

Shabalov: 'Of course it's exciting. It's the World Open, the biggest open in the world.' The blurb also tells us,

We also talked to GMs Yury Shulman, Sam Shankland, US Women's Champion Irina Krush, James Black, and norm-earner Luke-Harmon Vellotti. Extreme Chess Champ Elliott Liu also has a special message for Marc Arnold, who earned a GM norm.

Official site: World Open Chess Tournament.

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