Chessplayers celebrate Independence Day at the biggest open tournament of the year, the World Open in Philadelphia. The event features a quarter of a million dollar projected prize fund (and $200,000 guaranteed) and spans from July 4-8. In addition to CLO reportage, look for U.S. Chess  Scoop coverage, hosted on our channel.

Junior Closed in St. Louis
The U.S. Junior Closed, a 10-player round-robin invitational will be held from July 10-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. A spot is up for grabs at the 2013 U.S. Chess Championship, also set for St. Louis.  Find CLO reports and live commentary