Winter Open Preview
- Written by Bill Buklis Bill Buklis
The first Illinois Chess Tour event of the 2017 season starts tomorrow with the 34th Annual Tim Just Winter Open. The tournament once again returns to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg. Registrations have been heating up in the last days before the tournament.
At this time there are currently 179 players registered for the main event and 76 players in the companion tournament - the Winter Scholastic.
Leading the field are FMs Sam Schmakel, George Li, David Peng, and Tansel Turgut. The reserve section is currently led by Rick Lutzke, William Dwyer, Adam Wallach, and Emmett Madigan.
Stay tuned for the full tour schedule as it will be posted online soon.