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The 2015 Hawaii Chess Festival was a tremendous success with players from over 10 countries and many U.S. states converging on Hawaii for the many events. There was some great coverage of the event(s) in International chess press, including:

ChessBase

Grandmasters in Hawai’i
Hawai’i GM Challenge – 1 of 2
Hawai’i GM Challenge – 2 of 2

Chess.com

2015 Hawaii Chess Festival Kicks Off; Shankland Leads GM Challenge
Hawaii Chess Festival: Hou Yifan Dominates Sunday, Wins GM Challenge
Women's World Champion Hou Yifan with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley

We encourage anyone interested in seeing pictures from the events to see our various Facebook photo galleries.

We were also privileged to have live Grandmaster video commentary during our Grandmaster Challenge.

Results for the various Festival tournaments, not including the GM Challenge, can be found on the USCF website here. Crosstables and results from the GM Challenge can be found at the ChessBase and Chess.com links above.

2015 Hawaii State Scholastic Championship Results are also on the USCF website. Congratulations to Evan Zheng for winning his second State Scholastic Championship!

Ford Nakagawa taking on 2015 Hawaii State Scholastic Champion Evan Zheng (r)

Thanks to all who participated in what was a very memorable week! We are trying to bring the Festival back again, but are unsure of whether it will be in 2016 or 2017. Stay tuned!