21st Annual Chicago Open

21st Annual Chicago Open

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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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