Twin Ports

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The Twin Ports Open was created six years ago with the mission to provide high quality chess that can be enjoyed by everyone. International John Bartholomew has supported the Twin Ports Open all six years in the capacity of a featured player and special host – he has provided instructive lectures and high-quality simultaneous exhibitions – even once doing both during the same tournament! The Twin Ports Open has attracted such high-profile players as former U.S. Champion Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky, Grandmasters Bryan Smith and Mauricio Flores, and Woman Grandmaster Camilla Baginskaite. The Twin Ports Open isn’t only about attracting world-class chess competitors – the Reserve section boasts a first prize of $700 this year, and there is an U1200 section catered to scholastic players.

The sixth annual Twin Ports Open will be held in Superior, Wisconsin at Barker’s Island Resort and Conference center (just across the bridge from Duluth, Minnesota). Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky and International Master John Bartholomew will be adding a new event to the popular Friday night Twin Ports Open festivities – both players will be leading teams in a Fischer Random (Chess 960) match. Another new feature added to the Twin Ports Open perks will be free game analysis provided by National Master Dane Mattson on Saturday and Sunday. Twin Ports Open founder and Candidate Master Dane Zagar will be directing all three sections bringing his experience and reputation of running high-quality events to the 2017 Twin Ports Open.

-Dane Mattson

Below are past results

Upcoming Events
  • BLIZZARD FIDE December 16, 2017 – December 17, 2017 CASTLE Minnesota Blizzard FIDE Tournament 16-17 December 2017 Over $1,200 prizes projected! Site: Chess Castle of Minnesota (1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis MN, 55413). FIDE Section: FIDE & USCF rated. Entry fee is $50 for Chess Castle Members by 13 December, $60 non-members by 13 December (late registration and players below 1800 USCF each incurs…
  • Monday Action Quads December 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Chess Castle of MN MONDAY: A three round robin (RR) format at Game in 30 minutes. (Game/30 delay 5 sec) You play players of comparable strength. Register from 6:30-7pm, and I will be doing the pairings right away, so we should be done by ten-thirty. Entry fee is $12 for members, $15 others. Prizes are $25 for 1st in…
  • Casual Night December 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Chess Castle of Minnesota, 1121 NE Jackson St #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States TUESDAY: 6-10pm. A night of casual play where people gather to analyze games play Blitz (Game/5) and hang out. You should be able to get the basic information on the rules to get you started and ready for the other events. (Keeping score, using a clock, tournament rules, chess etiquette and how to say "Checkmate"…
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