Dear Warren Scholars and Families,
I wanted to encourage all of you to play in the upcoming Illinois Open on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-6. This promises to be the strongest Illinois Open in years, with three grandmasters—Yury Shulman, Dmitry Gurevich and Nikola Mitkov—planning on playing, as well as at least two IM's—Angelo Young and Florin Felecan. In addition to cash prizes for high-scoring players at every rating level, all players with 3.5 points or more will win a $20 gift certificate to the onsite chess bookstore. It's a good opportunity for the Warren Scholars to play very strong competition. For more information and to register, go to http://chessforlife.com/chess/Sounds like good advice for all of us!