The richest open tournament in chess history

Posted: 9/18/2004 | Updated: 2/13/2008

HB Global Chess Challenge

With a total prize fund of US $500,000 the HB Global Chess Challenge is arguably the richest open tournament in the history of chess. It is certainly the largest ever open chess tournament in the US. It will be held from May 18–22, 2005, and the venue is the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event is expected to draw more than 4000 participants.