Live Your Own Queen’s Gambit at Rochester’s Largest Chess Tournament

Rochester Minnesota hosts biggest chess tournament since 1958

The Rochester Chess Club announced Rochester’s biggest chess tournament since the 1958 Chess Open. Kings and Queens (and those around them) will arrive in town on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, 2022.

Have you watched (or better, read) The Queen’s Gambit? This is your chance to live that dream, only you don’t have to come from an orphanage or go to the bathroom to think about it. Well you can, but you don’t have at.

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The 2022 Rochester Chess Open will take place at the Mayo Civic Center. This United States Chess Federation– the ranked event is expected to attract around 100 players, including some of the top chess masters from Minnesota and the Midwest competing for $3,000 in prizes.

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Rochester Minnesota hosts biggest chess tournament since 1958

The Rochester Chess Club announced Rochester’s biggest chess tournament since the 1958 Chess Open. Kings and Queens (and those around them) will arrive in town on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, 2022.

This led me to Getty Imaged to find a photo of the 1958 Chess Open, but no luck. I still found some really cool pictures.

Plus, Townsquare Media’s James Rabe of the Y-105FM Early Morning Show will take on one of the best (TDB). Follow his journey in the coming weeks, which he calls “The Rookie Gambit”, on this app.

2022 Rochester Open… do you want to participate?

Why play Rochester Open 2022 (from rochesterchess.com)?

1) It’s going to be a big tournament with some of Minnesota’s best players in attendance.

2) You’ll be supporting chess in Rochester by participating in a one-of-a-kind tournament.

3) I told you so (to borrow a phrase from Ben Finegold).

The first early bird registration discount for the Rochester Open 2022 is Saturday, June 11, 2022

“If you plan to play the Rochester Open, the first deadline for early online registration ($50) is June 11. Each week thereafter, registration increases by $10 until a maximum $100 Save money and register early here: rochesterchess.com/registration

The club meets most Tuesdays at the Mayo Clinic Harwick building, South Cafeteria, 201 3rd Avenue SW, Rochester, MN. Park for free on the street after 5:00 PM weekdays/all day weekends or at a nearby parking ramp. Participants must be free of COVID symptoms and wear a mask. If you haven’t already, please get vaccinated for everyone’s safety.

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