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28th North American Masters

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/11/12, 2:54 PM.

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PRESS RELEASE

The 28th North American Masters will be held at North Shore Chess Center located in Skokie, IL from Sunday March 11th through Thursday March 15, 2012. The event will showcase three different events all at the same time.

Grandmaster Georg Meier (GER) vs Grandmaster Wesley So (PHI)

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You can watch GM Georg Meier, who led the Germany national team to the European Team Championships take on the top player from the Philippines, the young phenom GM Wesley So. They will collide in a 4 game classical match followed by a 4 game rapid match.

Classical match time control: 40/90 SD/30 + 30/sec increments

Rapid match time control: Game-20 + 10/sec increments

Classical Match time: 2pm each day Sunday - Wednesday

Rapid Match time: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Grandmaster Group A

Our Grandmaster Group A section will feature a 6-player Double Round Robin (10 rounds). 3 Grandmasters and 3 International Masters will lock horns twice each day. To earn a Grandmaster norm, the International Masters must score 7.0/10 points.

Our confirmed participants include:

  • Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi (IRI) - 2538
  • Grandmaster Mesgen Amanov (TKM) - 2526
  • Grandmaster Andre Diamant (BRA) - 2494
  • International Master Leonid Gerzhoy (CAN) - 2495
  • International Master Mackenzie Molner (USA) - 2449
  • International Master Angelo Young (PHI) - 2321

Time control: Game-90 + 30/sec increment

Round times: 10am and 3:30pm Chicago time Sunday through Thursday

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Grandmaster Group B

Our Grandmaster Group B section will feature a 10-player Single Round Robin (9 rounds). 3 Grandmasters and 7 International Masters will lock horns twice each day. To earn a Grandmaster norm, the International Masters must score 6.5/9 points.

Our confirmed participants include:

  • GM Anatoly Bykhovsky (ISR) - 2536
  • GM Joshua Friedel (USA) - 2520
  • GM Denes Boros (HUN) - 2482
  • International Master Darwin Yang (USA) - 2448
  • International Master Lev Milman (USA) - 2436
  • International Master Daniel Rensch (USA) - 2401
  • International Master Justin Sarkar (USA) - 2391
  • International Master Vitaly Neimer (ISR) - 2381
  • International Master Florin Felecan (USA) - 2381
  • FIDE Master & International Master-elect Faik Aleskerov (AZE) - 2362

Time control: Game-90 + 30/sec increment

Round times: 10am and 3:30pm Chicago time Sunday through Wednesday, and 10am only on Thursday

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  • 2 years ago

    SonofPearl

    divinapinoy results are being posted at the official website. I should be able to write an updated article with results eventually.

  • 2 years ago

    divinapinoy

    Could we have some results pls...is there any upsets ?

  • 2 years ago

    TALminator

    Interestingly in Group B, IM Sarker (who has the lowest FIDE rating of the group) is leading after 4 rounds with 3.0. 

     

    The event site is posting a day later.

  • 2 years ago

    adam35035

    I always look for an upset

  • 2 years ago

    TALminator

    The event's website doesn't seem to have results.

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