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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 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning June 27, 2018, Central Park will become entirely car-free. The Central Park transverse roads at 97th, 86th, 79th and 65th Streets will remain open to motor vehicles.

Nature CentersBelvedere Castle Visitor Center

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The castle will reopen to the public in 2019. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Central Park, please call (212) 360-1444.

ParkCentral Park

Beginning Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle will be closed for restoration. The surrounding plaza and terrace remain open, but will also close in the coming weeks. The Belvedere will reopen to the public in 2019. For more information on the restoration of Belvedere Castle, please visit Central Park Conservancy's website.

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