National Open ChessThe National Open in Las Vegas is happening this weekend, “…one of America’s longest running, premier Open tournaments.” Boasting an $80,000 prize fund and good chances for players of all levels, many Hawaii players make the trip to Vegas every year. This year is no different, and Hawaii is well-represented with at least 7 players from Hawaii competing.

Cornelius Rubsamen (2264)

Tristan Kaonohi (1957)

Guy Ontai (1668)
Peter Mertvago (1639)

Jon Neet (1534)
Dustin Honda (1426)

Ed Hayes (1101)

Some games are being broadcast live online.  One can also play through finished games that were broadcast on the site.  Below is Cornelius Rubsamen’s first round draw (!) against very strong Grandmaster, Alejandro Ramirez  (2667).