2012 Philadelphia Open Underway

2012 Philadelphia Open Underway

SonofPearl
  • 4,202 Reads
  • 17 Comments
  • Chess event coverage

CCA Chess Logo full.jpg

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




Online Now