First Annual Susan Polgar World chess Challenge for Boys
Sections: under 19, 14, 11, 8 (as of June 8, 2007)
Second Annual Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls
Sections: Open, under 14, 11, 8 (as of June 8, 2007)

Part of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival!

Awesome Prizes!
(Scholarship opportunities for foreign players too!)

June 8-10, 2007 Las Vegas
6 Round Swiss G/45

Prizes: Scholarships! Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 3 teams in each section! Special medals to 11th – 20th place individuals and 4th – 6th teams. 3 or more from the same school and section or same chess club and section (top 3 scores added to give team final standings). Trophies to top 3 two–person family (siblings – mother/child) team

Additional Individual Prizes to each section: Very special Grand Prize to 1st!! $200 in chess prizes to 2nd $150 in chess prizes to 3rd $100 chess in prizes to 4th $50 in chess prizes to 5th! Any player with 6-0 score in the main event will also receive a digital chess clock!

Prizes for Blitz / Puzzle Solving Championships: Trophies to top 3 players in each section. Special medals to 4th – 10th place. Blitz and Puzzle Solving Championships will be only one section but trophies will be given out to separate categories.

Special Prizes: Any school with 10 or more participants will receive a set of 6 Winning Chess the Easy Way Training DVDs by Susan Polgar ($175 retail value).

Entry Fees: $39 if received by April 15, 2007; $49 if received by May 15, 2007; $65 on site – On site registration: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday and up to 9:30 AM on Saturday. Blitz EF: $12 – Puzzle Solving EF: $12 – Simul: $25 Special $35 entry fees for all 3 events (Blitz, Puzzle & Simul)

Registration: sign up at or send checks to the: Susan Polgar Foundation 103-10 Queens Boulevard (Suite 1C) Forest Hills, NY 11375.

Hotel Information: Riviera Hotel and Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. HR: $79 single or double ($89 Friday and Saturday nights) includes free tickets to one of three Mardi Gras Riviera Las Vegas Shows Wednesday, Thursday or Monday. Phone: 1-800-634-6753 or (702) 734-5110. Make your reservations early and be sure to ask for the chess rates; the Riviera sells out most weekends. Cutoff for special hotel rate is May 15th.

The winner of each section in the SP World Open Championship for Girls (must meet age and residency requirements) will automatically qualify to the 2007 SP National Invitational for Girls in New Jersey!

For more info, please check out or email

Friday, June 8:
3:30 PM Special lecture – Q&A for by Susan Polgar
5:00 PM Puzzle Solving Championship
6:15 PM Simul with Susan Polgar (Maximum 70 players)

Saturday, June 9:
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
Rounds: 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
7 PM Blitz Championships (G/5 – 7 SS)

Sunday, June 10:
Rounds: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM
4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

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