• $100,000 Prize Fund, in 5 sections, with 9 round International Section, at a new location- The Radisson Hotel at Newark International Airport in New Jersey.
    • The new site offered free parking, first class hotel rooms, and even a great pool and exercise room
  • 32 GMs, 18 IMs, 21 FMs, and 177 players in the International Section, from 28 countries
  • GM Pavel Blatny of the Czech Republic scored 8 out of 9 points, the highest winning percentage in New York Open history, to win $10,000.
    At the 1990 Novi Sad Olympiad, GM Pavel Blatny (left) about to start his game. Sitting next to him is GM Igor Stohl
    Photographs by Jerome Bibuld
    At 7 points were: GMs Lembit Oll, EST; Zybnell Hracek, CZE; Joel Benjamin, USA & Peter Svidler, CIS
  • Class Winners