in 16 years

  • Two Hundred Grandmasters have participated
    • Three former World Champions
    • Fifty-Six players in the current top 100 FIDE list
  • Almost $2,000,000 paid out to players in prizes.
  • Players have come from 48 different countries
    • This includes Cuba, the first time any of their players have played in the USA since Castro came to power
  • Major national and international multimedia coverage: Television and front page newspapers across the world