You can not turn around without bumping into a grandmaster at the World Open! A large number GMs showed up for the 5-day schedule, including Goldin, Benjamin, Atalik, Timoshenko, Shabalov, Fedorowicz,
Serper, Gurevich, Blatny, Sherzer, Stripunsky, Ivanov, Lein, and Bisquier. World Open 1999 may be the strongest World Open ever! We'll know more after the 3-day schedule begins. 25 GMs are playing now during
various schedules. Our first GM audio interview is now online.
All Thursday Results
are now online!!
The ChessCam is HERE!!
See games live!
Next ChessCam -- Live, Friday, 7 p.m. ET: White: GM Jan Ehlvest vs. Black: GM Boris Gulko
(left) Earlier GM Goldin prepares to move as the silent ChessCam records the action!