2003 Western States Open (October 17-19)

Travelling up to Reno for the annual tournament has become an October tradition for many California chess players. Organizer Jerry Weikel and the Sands Regency hotel strive to provide an entertaining and enjoyable weekend for everyone. I would say they have succeeded! Here your humble photographer goes star gazing amongst the dozens of internationally titled players participating.




Downtown Reno
Downtown Reno
Tournament hall
Tournament hall
Nakamura
GM Hikaru Nakamura
Stripunsky
GM Alexander Stripunsky
DeFirmian
GM Nick DeFirmian
Yermolinsky
GM Alex Yermolinsky
Wojtkiewicz
GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz
DeGuzman
IM Ricardo DeGuzman
Bookstore entrance
Bookstore entrance