The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog

The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog: parents Guy and Ludmila with children NM Ethan and WIM Naomi

Thursday, December 31, 2015

North American Open

Viva Las Vegas, for the fourth time... a bit repetitive?
Like many times before, at the end of the year the North American Open chess tournament is up again at Bally's Las Vegas, though this time we fly, no more adventurous/tedious driving like previous times.

Naomi played in the Under 2100 Section and took 4 points out of 7, which is a good result.  Her chess rating grew from 1983 to 2006, crossing the 2000 line for the first time!

The most exciting part was that we met my second cousin Helen from Texas and her son Benji, who played in the same section, and took 4.5 points.  We spent great time together!

Here are the photo albums from our trip to Las Vegas:

Day 1: Flight from Seattle, Bally's, Venetian, Bellagio Conservatory, 'O' show

Day 2: Paris, MGM, NY NY, CityCenter, North American Open chess round 1

Day 3: Round 2, Flamingo, The Linq, Round 3, Bellagio singing fountains

Day 4: Sbarro, Round 4, Flamingo buffet, Auto Collection, Round 5, Piff show

Day 5: Flamingo, Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, Round 7, Caesar, Mirage, Bellagio

Back home: View west from our living room and roof, Snoqualmie Summit skiing