Corrales signed up for a last round half point bye when he registered. Would this help or hurt him?
GM Fidel Corrales and IM Jay Bonin tied for first in the Cleveland Open August 10th to 12th at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport Hotel.
GM Alex Lenderman won the Manhattan Open with a perfect 5-0 score. The Manhattan Open was held August 3-5th, which unfortunately coincided with the second weekend…
On the weekend of July 27-29, Continental Chess Association held three separate events that collectively drew 560 players and awarded $41,000 in prizes!
On the weekend of July 20-22, Continental Chess Association held three separate events that collectively drew 712 players and awarded $62,500 in prizes!
In order for Yip to win on tiebreaks, her opponents would have to all win, and Badamkhand’s opponents would have to all lose. Amazingly, that is what happened, and she edged Badamkhand by half a tiebreak point!
GM Sam Sevian won the 12th annual Philadelphia International with an undefeated score of 7 ½ – 1 ½ pocketing $5000 for clear first.
The 2018 version of the World Open kicked off at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott last week. Counting blitz and action events, the World Open “Festival” is eighteen separate events over a twelve day period. The first two events are already in the books, and each section produced a clear winner.
The favorites to qualify would have to be top seeded WFM Martha Samadashvili rated 2172 or second seeded Sophie Morris-Suzuki rated 2146. But there were also two other experts and five Class A players who would be looking to pull off the upset.
GM Ruifeng Li won the 12th annual Philadelphia Open held from March 28 to April 1 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
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