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21st Annual Chicago Open

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/26/12, 1:15 AM.

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21st Annual Chicago Open
May 24-28, 2012

The 21st Annual Chicago Open is underway at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel.  The event runs from 24-28 May and the prize fund is a guaranteed $100,000.

Several Chess.com members are taking part, including David Pruess and Danny Rensch.

The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300, Under 1100 and Under 900.

The Open Section is a 9 round Swiss tournament with GM and IM norm opportunities, played over a 5-day schedule from May 24-28.  The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to a finish with an increment of 30 seconds.


More information is available at the official website, including live game broadcasts here, and completed games for replay here.

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The standings in the Open after 2 rounds, and draw for the third round:

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Name  Rtng  Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Pts
1 GM Gabriel Sargissian  2679 W50  W32  ~11  2.0
2 GM Ivan Ivanisevic  2655 W70  W31  ~8  2.0
3 GM Robert L Hess  2635 W51  W34  ~13  2.0
4 GM Varuzhan Akobian  2625 W52  W33  ~9  2.0
5 GM Tamaz Gelashvili  2600 W71  W38  ~14  2.0
6 GM Giorgi Kacheishvili  2598 W53  W35  ~10  2.0
7 GM Alejandro Ramirez  2593 X79  W39  ~15  2.0
8 GM Milos Perunovic  2577 X80  W40  ~2  2.0
9 GM Yury Shulman  2571 W54  W42  ~4  2.0
10 GM Alexander Shabalov  2534 X81  W45  ~6  2.0
11 GM Victor Mikhalevski  2519 W55  W41  ~1  2.0
12 GM Nikola Mitkov  2518 X82  W47  ~—  2.0
13 GM Joshua E Friedel  2499 W83  W44  ~3  2.0
14 GM Benjamin Finegold  2494 W58  W46  ~5  2.0
15 IM Nikoloz Managadze  2472 W60  W48  ~7  2.0
16 IM Daniel J Ludwig  2456 W61  W56  ~17  2.0
17 GM Michael Adams  2728 D24  W68  ~16  1.5
18 IM Conrad Holt  2515 W57  D23  ~25  1.5
19 GM Mikheil Kekelidze  2494 W84  D26  ~23  1.5
20 IM Darwin Yang  2476 D59  W72  ~26  1.5
21 IM Michael A Mulyar  2408 D63  W73  ~27  1.5
22 FM Teddy Coleman  2407 D64  W75  ~24  1.5
23 FM Seth Homa  2303 W95  D18  ~19  1.5
24 FM Kayden W Troff  2276 D17  W77  ~22  1.5
25 Atulya Ary Shetty  2219 D28  W78  ~18  1.5
26 Benjamin Coraretti  2066 W37  D19  ~20  1.5
27 Dante Zuniga  unr.  H—  W69  ~21  1.5
28 GM Eugene Perelshteyn  2526 D25  H—  ~48  1.0
29 GM Mesgen Amanov  2518 L56  W86  ~53  1.0
30 GM Dmitry Gurevich  2471 D73  D59  ~50  1.0
31 IM Eric Hansen  2454 W85  L2  ~51  1.0
32 IM John Bartholomew  2445 W86  L1  ~52  1.0
33 IM Raja Panjwani  2416 W74  L4  ~49  1.0
34 IM Justin Sarkar  2411 W87  L3  ~55  1.0
35 FM Farai Mandizha  2406 W88  L6  ~54  1.0
36 IM Zhanibek Amanov  2401 D65  D64  ~56  1.0
37 IM Florin Felecan  2399 L26  W85  ~57  1.0
38 IM Daniel M Rensch  2396 W89  L5  ~58  1.0
39 IM David Pruess  2390 W90  L7  ~59  1.0
40 IM Ronald Burnett  2360 W76  L8  ~60  1.0
41 FM Eric S Rosen  2353 W91  L11  ~62  1.0
42 FM Kazim Gulamali  2346 W92  L9  ~61  1.0
43 FM Alexan Kretchetov  2339 H—  D63  ~66  1.0
44 IM Angelo Young  2338 W66  L13  ~63  1.0
45 FM Kassa Korley  2334 W93  L10  ~64  1.0
46 WGM Tatev Abrahamyan  2329 W94  L14  ~65  1.0
47 FM Robby Adamson  2322 W67  L12  ~68  1.0
48 FM Aung T Zin  2299 W96  L15  ~28  1.0
49 IM Vishnuvardh Arjun  2296 D78  D65  ~33  1.0
50 Bradley J Denton  2267 L1  W87  ~30  1.0
51 FM Miles F Ardaman  2252 L3  W89  ~31  1.0
52 Konstantinos Stoumbos  2249 L4  W88  ~32  1.0
53 FM Alisa Melekhina  2242 L6  W90  ~29  1.0
54 WIM Viktorija Ni  2228 L9  W92  ~35  1.0
55 Sean Vibbert  2214 L11  W91  ~34  1.0
56 Christopher Wu  2204 W29  L16  ~36  1.0
57 James A Black Jr  2201 L18  W93  ~37  1.0
58 Justus D Williams  2189 L14  W94  ~38  1.0
59 FM Jeffery Xiong  2180 D20  D30  ~39  1.0
60 Gopal Menon  2180 L15  W95  ~40  1.0
61 Steven D Greanias  2155 L16  W96  ~42  1.0
62 Kevin Y Cao  2151 H—  H—  ~41  1.0
63 Kai Jie Edward Lee  2102 D21  D43  ~44  1.0
64 Thomas M Ulrich  2086 D22  D36  ~45  1.0
65 Joshua Colas  2083 D36  D49  ~46  1.0
66 FM Tommy O He  1948 L44  W83  ~43  1.0
67 Dan E Mayers  1912 L47  W84  ~69  1.0
68 Vasanta Wettasinha  1827 B—  L17  ~47  1.0
69 FM Gauri Shankar  2307 D77  L27  ~67  0.5
70 Timur Aliyev  2258 L2  D74  ~73  0.5
71 FM Victor Plotkin  2243 L5  D76  ~75  0.5
72 Trevor S Magness  2163 H—  L20  ~76  0.5
73 Okechukwu A Iwu  2161 D30  L21  ~70  0.5
74 Daniel McGowan  2111 L33  D70  ~78  0.5
75 Derek Ri Paitrick  2104 H—  L22  ~71  0.5
76 Sarah Chiang  2033 L40  D71  ~72  0.5
77 FM Awonder Liang  1890 D69  L24  ~—  0.5
78 Jalen Wang  unr.  D49  L25  ~74  0.5
79 IM Rahul Shetty  2242 F7  U—  ~—  0.0
80 FM Ryan Harper  2237 F8  U—  ~—  0.0
81 FM Dan Wolf  2228 F10  U—  ~—  0.0
82 No Player  2211 F12  U—  ~—  0.0
83 FM Michael Dougherty  2195 L13  L66  ~90  0.0
84 FM Visweswaran Kameswaran  2190 L19  L67  ~91  0.0
85 Nolan R Hendrickson  2141 L31  L37  ~92  0.0
86 Sam A Schmakel  2127 L32  L29  ~95  0.0
87 John Michael Williams  2111 L34  L50  ~94  0.0
88 WGM Melissa Greeff  2084 L35  L52  ~93  0.0
89 Mike Lucente  2046 L38  L51  ~96  0.0
90 David Itkin  2041 L39  L53  ~83  0.0
91 Kesav Viswanadha  2031 L41  L55  ~84  0.0
92 Benedict A Smail  2030 L42  L54  ~85  0.0
93 Jonathan Chiang  1934 L45  L57  ~88  0.0
94 Peter Hess  1929 L46  L58  ~87  0.0
95 Adream Liang  1851 L23  L60  ~86  0.0
96 David R Cardenas  unr.  L48  L61  ~89  0.0

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The Under 2300 to Under 1300 sections are 7 round Swiss tournaments having 4-day, 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in from May 25-28. The Under 1100 section is a 7 round Swiss tournament having 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in from May 26-28. The Under 900 section is a 7 round Swiss tournament that will be played over a 2-day schedule, May 27-28.

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  • 2 years ago

    NM Bab3s

    Wow, Black's queen guards f8. Silly me. 76. Rxd5 a5 77. h6 Qf8 is indeed completely won for Black.

  • 2 years ago

    kevingong

    btw, looks like Petrosianic was right... computer analysis shows 69. ... Rg2+ wins.  After 69. ... Rg2+ 70. Kd3 Qd1+ 71. Ke4 Qe1+ and it's mate 5 moves later.  Of course I'm sure they were probably in time trouble and couldn't calculate that far that quickly.

  • 2 years ago

    kevingong

    How exactly does 71 ... Re3+ force a *draw* right away?  Isn't black just winning then?

    71. ... Re3+ 72. Kb4 Qb3+ 73. Kc5 Qa3+ 74. Kd4 Rd3+ 75. Ke4 Rxd5, winning the queen (and black's queen is guarding the f8 square to avoid checkmate).  Am I missing something?

  • 2 years ago

    NM Bab3s

    @diomed1 Indeed that would seem to be the case. I would not be in the least bit surprised if Kayden missed this because Black has to be precise and not do things like trying to win White's queen.

  • 2 years ago

    diomed1

      In the Adams Troff game doesn't 71 ... Re3+ force a draw right away?

  • 2 years ago

    EZASPI

    Nice win by Adams in game 5 last night. I thought it was an excellent example of how a Q versus 2 rooks is superior in a certain position. I am curious why Adams decided to play in Chicago in the first place?

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Had Danny played 20...Qg6 against Gelavishi [apologies if mispelling] he would have had great chances at an upset.  Surprised he did not play it. Frown

  • 2 years ago

    Andre_Harding

    Glad to see Daniel Ludwig doing well. He won the First Saturday GM tournament a few years back, which shows he can certainly play on a GM level. I remember being impressed with his games. I guess he has been at school which has cut into his chess time, otherwise he might be a GM already.

  • 2 years ago

    NM RelaxingNaked

    kayden!!  congrats buddy, great game!  see you in a couple weeks at the Met :)

  • 2 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Aggressive play by black kept GM Adams dancing. Great work, Kayden! Nice queenside domination by Danny as well!

  • 2 years ago

    EZASPI

    Looks like Adams lost the third round against IM Daniel Ludwig! I guess the Americans are just too much! Laughing

    [Event "21ST ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN"]
    [Site "Wheeling, Illinois"]
    [Date "2012.05.25"]
    [Round "3"]
    [White "Ludwig, Daniel"]
    [Black "Adams, Michael"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [WhiteELO "2456"]
    [WhiteTitle "IM"]
    [BlackELO "2728"]
    [BlackTitle "GM"]
    [Source "MonRoi"]

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bg2 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.O-O Be7 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.Qa4 Nf6 12.Nh4 g6 13.Bh6 a6 14.Nc3 b5 15.Qf4 Qb8 16.Qf3 Qe5 17.Bg7 Rg8 18.Rd5 Qe6 19.Bxf6 Qxf6 20.Qxf6 Bxf6 21.Ne4 Be7 22.Nxc5 Bxc5 23.Rxc5 Ke7 24.Nf3 Rgc8 25.Rac1 Na5 26.Ne1 Rxc5 27.Rxc5 Kd6 28.Nd3 Re8 29.Bxb7 Nxb7 30.Rc2 a5 31.f3 f5 32.Kf2 a4 33.h3 Na5 34.Rc5 Nc6 35.g4 fxg4 36.hxg4 Rb8 37.e4 Ke7 38.Ke3 Na5 39.f4 Nc4 40.Kd4 Kd8 41.f5 Rb6 42.g5 h6 43.gxh6 gxf5 44.Rxb5 Rxh6 45.Kxc4 fxe4 46.Nc5 e3 47.Kd3 a3 48.bxa3 Rh2 49.Kxe3 Rxa2 50.Rb3 Kc7 51.Kd4 Kc6 52.Nd3 Ra1 53.Nb4 Kd6 54.Kc4 1-0

  • 2 years ago

    NM Bab3s

    Petrosianic, I don't see how 69...Rg2+ would win for Kayden; it seems to risk allowing the king to escape via e5. For instance 69...Rg2+ 70. Kd3 Qd1+ 71. Ke4(only move) Re2+ 72. Kf4 and it looks like Black has at least made getting the draw many times more difficult to achieve than it was after Kayden's move. Here, it seems that 71...Qe2+ still draws, so don't think I think 69...Rg2+ is a blunder.

  • 2 years ago

    imsodumicantdie

    and I was gonna be the first to congratulate Kayden on the draw...oh well. :D

  • 2 years ago

    nyLsel

    Good games!

  • 2 years ago

    shengyi

    Good games!

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    21...g6 Sealed ahh.... 69...rg2 surely would win kayden!! i guess it is difficult even for 2700+ players to play with an exposed king! congrats on holding a difficult position!

  • 2 years ago

    GeniusKJ

    Great draw Kayden!

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