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9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open

9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Bethesda Fountain's Angel of the Waters overlooks the action
Bethesda Fountain's Angel of the Waters overlooks the action
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Checking his time
Checking his time
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
The view from above
The view from above
Scores of competitors concentrate on the game
Scores of competitors concentrate on the game
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Getting an early start
Getting an early start
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
A crowd gathers to watch a match
A crowd gathers to watch a match
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Watch and learn
Watch and learn
International Master Yury Lapshun plays a round of speed chess
International Master Yury Lapshun plays a round of speed chess
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Ed Feldman, event organizer
Ed Feldman, event organizer
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Commissioner Benepe speaks to the crowd
Commissioner Benepe speaks to the crowd
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Children compete
Children compete
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Young gamers
Young gamers
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Good sports
Good sports
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Staring down a competitor
Staring down a competitor
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Trophies
Trophies
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Winners
Winners
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Men's Winners
Men's Winners
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
A proud winner
A proud winner
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
A chess champion
A chess champion
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
9th Annual Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

ParkCentral Park

Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.

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