Friday, March 23, 2012

6th Grand Pacific Open!

Goddesschess provides sponsorship for this great event in British Columbia that takes place over Easter weekend, now in its 6th year.  Preregistered players up to 90 - hope they break a record!

April 6 - 9, 2012
Victoria, British Columbia
at the beautiful Grand Pacific Hotel

The latest news is that GM Hikaru Nakamura is registered and confirmed to play in the Grand Pacific Open.  Say what?  All I know is that HN is listed as a confirmed player and this has been confirmed by one of the organizers, Brian Raymer.  Soooo.....WOW.  Fricking WOW!
WGM Nino Maisuradze
WGM Nino Maisuradze, 2011 Champion with a perfect 6-0, is returning to defend her title!  Hooray!  Oh my, she's going to have to face Nakamura OTB.  Guess who I'll be rooting for - YOU GO GIRL! 

Games of Nino Maisuradze at

Register online for the Grand Pacific Open. 

We increased the prizes for the chess femmes a modest amount this year.  We hope to see a great chess femme turn-out - we were very pleased with last year's turn-out and hope to top it!  Goddesschess prizes are awarded in addition to any prizes a female player wins. 

So come on out and play, and who knows?  Maybe one of the rising young regional players in the GPO can humble the mighty GM.  Well, this is the stuff of which dreams are made...

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