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2012 Philadelphia Open Underway

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/5/12, 12:32 PM.

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The 6th Annual Philadelphia Open is underway at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

The event takes place from 4-8 April and has a $80,000 projected prize fund with $60,000 guaranteed.

In addition to the main Open there are many other section ranging from the "Under 2200" to the "Under 1000".

The Open section is a 9 round Swiss tournament which should provide GM and IM norm opportunities.  Some games from the first round are below.

Familiar names to Chess.com members are taking part, including Sam Shankland, Jon Hammer and Magesh Panchanathan among others. A total of 79 players are entered in the Open; the top 40 are:

Name  St. Elo
1 GM Varuzhan Akobian  CA  2621
2 GM Tamaz Gelashvili  GEO  2619
3 GM Sergey Erenburg  ISR  2616
4 GM Giorgi Kacheishvili  GEO  2612
5 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer  NOR  2606
6 GM Gregory Kaidanov  KY  2598
7 GM Sam Shankland  CA  2580
8 GM Alexander Stripunsky  NJ  2566
9 GM Magesh Panchanathan  IND  2557
10 GM Axel Bachmann  PAR  2556
11 GM Alexander Shabalov  PA  2523
12 GM Joshua Ed Friedel  NH  2520
13 IM Leonid Gerzhoy  CAN  2489
14 IM Daniel Naroditsky  CA  2479
15 IM Greg Shahade  PA  2475
16 IM Rafael Prasca Sosa  VEN  2475
17 IM Nikoloz Managadze  GEO  2475
18 GM Mikheil Kekelidze  GEO  2473
19 GM Dmitry Gurevich  IL  2466
20 IM Irina Krush  NY  2461
21 IM Dean Ippolito  NJ  2452
22 IM Justin Sarkar  NY  2391
23 FM Thomas Bartell  PA  2365
24 IM Rulsan Kashtanov  RUS  2361
25 FM Teddy Coleman  NY  2356
26 IM Ronald Burnett  TN  2352
27 IM Rusudan Goletiani  NY  2344
28 IM Mauricio Arias Santana  CRC  2335
29 IM Mladen Vucic  NY  2328
30 IM Jay Richard Bonin  NY  2313
31 FM Seth Homa  MI  2306
32 FM Konstantin Kavutskiy  CA  2302
33 FM Kayden W Troff  UT  2297
34 Erik Santarius  WI  2292
35 John Rouleau  MD  2290
36 WGM Katerina Nemcova  CZE  2275
37 FM Alex Betaneli  WI  2263
38 WGM Nadya Ortiz  COL  2255
39 FM Miles F Ardaman  NC  2254
40 FM Eugene Yanayt  CA  2245




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  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Magesh just won the Philadelphia Open winning against Gelashvili in a astonishing turn of events from what looked like an exceptionally difficult position, Magesh found many strong moves on the 30 second increment and then when his opponent overpressed allowing the White King to penetrate the position; congratulations to him for the victory and on his recent marriage, and on overcoming less-than-stellar chess form earlier this year in the DOCA club championship and for getting a position to do the "Your Games Analyzed" segments on chess.com tv these next few weeks. Cool

  • 3 years ago

    TadDude

    Those who are hoping to see a norm from a countryman or any favourite player can use a norm calculator provided by fellow member boljen.

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-organizers/norm-calculator

    http://skaktal.dk/en/norm.php

    Based on TPR only. You have to check federations (not applicable in this tournament) & titles of opponents yourself.

  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    hammer and kaidanov at 3/3. many at 2.5 and below.

  • 3 years ago

    Andre_Harding

    Norms should be easier to come by, because the tournament has met the magical 20+10 FIDE festival requirement (20 foreign players, 10 with GM/IM/WGM/WIM titles). When a tournament has this, there is no need for a player to meet a certain number of foreign players, a big problem in US swisses.

  • 3 years ago

    marklimpin

    is there any upset in this tourney if so please publish it. thanks

  • 3 years ago

    shequan

    what's funny is that the hypothetical 70s tv show is kind of sort of happening in real life right now as they are roomates for this tournament.

  • 3 years ago

    shequan

    "weak field sadly"...............?..............not understanding.

  • 3 years ago

    ChessisGood

    Good luck to Ron Burnett!

  • 3 years ago

    shequan

    if hammer has his bear, they are all doomed.

  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    OK, who impersonated Will Fisher.  Kidding...that's clearly Will unfortunately, his USCF at 2427 now up from the 1800s in 2010 Surprised.  Kudos to Sam though, that's a very nice win.  Go chess.com team, and Dean (the highest rated casualty of round 1 Yell).

  • 3 years ago

    kirgar

    go Hammer .Hammer them !!!Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    Aknaim

    Wow all the chess.com players won :o and win black!

    Go team chess.com! :P

    -Shankland, Hammer, and Magesh!

  • 3 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Go Shanky! Win this thing! 

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