The 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation World Open for Boys and Girls is taking place on November 10-12th, 2017, at the Robert F Wagner Middle School in New York, USA.
The prestigious annual event (SPFWO) was created in 2006 and is sponsored by the Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF), Chess NYC and Webster University affording young chess players in the United States and around the world an outstanding opportunity to compete and develop their game.
The Main Event, 12th Annual SPF World Open for Girls and Boys, takes place on 11-12th November as 5-round Swiss. Time control G/60; d5. The total prize fund is over $100,000 in Scholarship and Chess Prizes.
Additional events included Puzzle Solving and Blitz Championship. Both were won by 15 year old IM Nicolas Checa (Blitz 6/6 and Solving 20/20), who is also leading the main event en route to the Triple Crown.
On 10th November GM Susan Polgar held a 25-Board Simul & Q/A at the New York Friars Club.