Dramatic Finale To The Philadelphia Open

Dramatic Finale To The Philadelphia Open

SonofPearl
  • 4,077 Reads
  • 16 Comments
  • Chess event coverage

CCA Chess Logo full.jpg

GM Magesh Panchanathan took clear first place in the 2012 Philadelphia Open with a score of 7/9, half a point ahead of seven players tied on 6½ points.

In a dramatic last round finale, Panchanathan stood worse in his game but turned the tables to pick up a full point and the tournament victory.

The competition took place from 4-8 April at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. In addition to the Open there were many other sections ranging from the "Under 2200" to the "Under 1000".

Further details of the Open results, and all the other competitions, can be found at the official website. The top standings in the 2012 Philadelphia Open are below.

Name  Elo St  Pts
1 GM Magesh Panchanathan  2557 IND  7.0
2 GM Varuzhan Akobian  2621 CA  6.5
3 GM Sergey Erenburg  2616 ISR  6.5
4 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer  2606 NOR  6.5
5 GM Sam Shankland  2580 CA  6.5
6 GM Alexander Stripunsky  2566 NJ  6.5
7 GM Axel Bachmann  2556 PAR  6.5
8 GM Mikheil Kekelidze  2473 GEO  6.5
9 IM Daniel Naroditsky  2479 CA  6.0
10 GM Tamaz Gelashvili  2619 GEO  5.5
11 GM Giorgi Kacheishvili  2612 GEO  5.5
12 GM Gregory Kaidanov  2598 KY  5.5
13 GM Alexander Shabalov  2523 PA  5.5
14 IM Greg Shahade  2475 PA  5.5
15 IM Rafael Prasca Sosa  2475 VEN  5.5
16 GM Dmitry Gurevich  2466 IL  5.5
17 IM Irina Krush  2461 NY  5.5
18 IM Justin Sarkar  2391 NY  5.5
19 FM Teddy Coleman  2356 NY  5.5
20 IM Ronald Burnett  2352 TN  5.5
21 IM Rusudan Goletiani  2344 NY  5.5
22 FM Seth Homa  2306 MI  5.5
23 Erik Santarius  2292 WI  5.5

.

The decisive final round game from the winner:


Have your games analysed by Magesh Panchanathan at Chess.com TV! Check out the schedule at www.chess.com/tv!

Online Now