Newsflash: Tigran Petrosian Wins National Open

GM Tigran Petrosian, Photo Tim Hanks
Congrats to GM Tigran Petrosian for winning clear first at the National Open in Las Vegas, with a score of 5/6. This earns Tigran $8000 and the Edmondson Cup. Petrosian also won the Blitz tournament held on Thursday before the tournament. See full results here. Petrosian scored a key victory in the penultimate round over last year's champion, GM Ruifeng Li. Find that game annotated in National Open News.  Look for more news on National Open coming soon, and meanwhile, find further details on the Las Vegas International Chess Festival website, and facebook page.