Mika Brattain at the 2015 U.S. Junior Championships. Photo: Austin Fuller

Four Tie in Indianapolis Open

Four players finished tied for first in the Indianapolis Open held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Indianapolis Airport from August 27-29. GM Priyadharshan Kannappan, IM Ron Burnett, SM Mika Brattain and NM Jason Wang all scored 4-1 to tie for first and take $975, with Brattain taking an extra $100 for the best tiebreaks.

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IM Andrey Gorovets at the 2015 National Chess Congress

Gorovets Wins the Manhattan Open

IM Andrey Gorovets won the Manhattan Open with a score of 4 ½ – 1/2, taking the $2000 first prize and $100 clear first bonus. His path to victory was slightly unusual, but was very dominant.

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Igor Khmelnitsky and his daughter, Nikki

Father knows best?

This past Father’s Day, there were numerous chess tournaments held around the country, and what better way for a Father/Daughter to spend time than playing in a chess tournament?

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GM Alexander Ivanov. Photo: St. Louis Chess Club

World Open Preview

When most people think of the World Open they naturally think of the main event – the 9 round Swiss that ends July 4th weekend. However, the World Open is more like a festival and actually includes fifteen separate events over 12 days and features events with prize funds from $500 to the $225,000 main tournament.

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