Results are in at the National Open: Nyzhnyk Wins!

Results are in at the National Open (June 11-16), the Main Event at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival.  GM Illia Nyzhnyk defeated Timur Gareyev in the final round to take down the title in clear first with 7/9, winning $8000!

[pgn] [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.06.17"] [Round "?"] [White "Nyzhnyk, Illya"] [Black "Gareyev, Timur"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C70"] [PlyCount "109"] [SourceVersionDate "2019.06.17"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 g6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bg7 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. Nc3 Ne7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 d5 11. O-O-O Rb8 12. Bh6 Qd6 13. Bb3 dxe4 14. Bxg7 Qxd2+ 15. Rxd2 Kxg7 16. Nxe4 Rb5 17. Re1 Nf5 18. Nc3 Rc5 19. Re4 h5 20. Na4 Ra5 21. Rd3 Nh6 22. Re2 h4 23. Rc3 Rf5 24. f3 Rd8 25. Nc5 a5 26. Ba4 Ng4 27. h3 Ne5 28. Ne4 g5 29. Rd2 Rxd2 30. Kxd2 Be6 31. Bb3 Bd5 32. Nf2 Rf4 33. Rc5 a4 34. Bxd5 cxd5 35. Rxd5 Nc4+ 36. Kc3 Ne3 37. Re5 Nf1 38. Rxg5+ Kf6 39. Rc5 Ne3 40. Ng4+ Nxg4 41. hxg4 h3 42. gxh3 Rxf3+ 43. Kb4 Rxh3 44. Kxa4 Rh4 45. Kb5 Rxg4 46. a4 Ke6 47. a5 Kd7 48. a6 Kc8 49. a7 Kb7 50. Rxc7+ Ka8 51. c4 f5 52. c5 Rd4 53. b4 f4 54. Ka6 Rd8 55. b5 1-0[/pgn]
Streamer and bullet legend GM Andrew Tang won the Walter Browne Memorial Blitz tournament.

GM Andrew Tang, Photo Tim Hanks

Other special events at the veritable chess festival included a simul by GM Fidel Corrales and live analysis from GM Melik Khachiyan.

Women's Program Director Jennifer Shahade gave a simul and signing of our recent Women's themed US Chess Publications at the International Youth Festival. She also interviewed U.S. Women's Open Champion Megan Lee for Ladies Knight, a podcast that will drop tomorrow, Tuesday June 18.

Browse full results of the Main Event and sides here, and look for the full story from IM John Watson later in the week. Also find great reporting and photos in the daily newsletters from NTD David Hater, featuring Tim Hanks photography.

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