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2023 Chicago Open set for Memorial Day weekend with prizes galore

Jamie Tang | Published on 4/12/2023

The 2023 Chicago Open is taking place over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, in Evanston, Illinois. “Family members are more than welcome to hang out in the tournament venue,” says Albert Yen, tournament organizer. Players are encouraged to register here before the May 6 early-bird deadline to be entered into a raffle to win a prize from the Nihon Ki-in. Register early to book one of the six remaining Evanston Holiday inn discounts before they sell out.

Additionally, Albert Yen has created two Illinois-themed tsumego; players who submit a correct answer through the response form by April 30th will be entered into a raffle to win a prize upon attending the Chicago Open. 

“The tournament organizers thank all the sponsors — New York Institute of Go, Baduk Club, Yellow Mountain Imports, Online Go Server, and Moon Ki Cho — for donating fun prizes,” Mark Rubenstein, Evanston Go Club president adds.  

(top left) White to kill; (top right) Black to live); bottom: Chicago Open organizers Albert Yen, Ginger Persolus, Sungsoo Kim, Cheuk To Tsui, and Jamie Tang (from left to right) pose with AGA Board Member Devin Fraze (center) at the 2023 Midwest Open in Columbus, Ohio, March 26, 2023.

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