Shankland Wins Northern California Int'l

Shankland Wins Northern California Int'l

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Sam Shankland 3.jpg The 2012 Northern California International ran from  2-8 January at the NorCal House of Chess at Northwestern Polytechnic University.

The competition was a 9-round Swiss organised by Arun Sharma and Ted Castro, giving GM and IM title norm opportunities for the 60+ strong field, including some familiar names to Chess.com members!

The time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment.

GM Sam Shankland (pictured) took clear first place with a score of 7 points and pocketed a prize of $3,000. His victory over ratings favourite Georg Meier in round seven was crucial.

The top standings:


Name  Elo Tot 
1 GM Sam Shankland  2565 7.0
2 GM Alejandro Ramirez  2594 6.5
3 GM Josh Friedel  2523 6.5
4 IM Marc Arnold  2482 6.5
5 GM Georg Meier  2671 6.0
6 GM Bartlomiej Macieja  2617 6.0
7 GM Yury Shulman  2598 6.0
8 GM Axel Bachmann  2560 6.0
9 GM Giorgi Margvelashvili  2531 6.0
10 IM Mackenzie Molner  2449 6.0
11 IM Daniel Rensch  2401 6.0
12 IM Greg Shahade  2463 5.5
13 IM Ricardo de Guzman  2393 5.5
14 IM Justin Sarkar  2370 5.5
15 WGM Tatev Abrahamyan  2287 5.5
16 NM Yian Liou  2283 5.5
17 FM Kayden Troff  2257 5.5
18 IM Enrico Sevillano  2490 5.0
19 IM Sam Collins  2426 5.0
20 IM Larry Remlinger  2402 5.0
21 SM Faik Aleskerov  2362 5.0
22 FM Teddy Coleman  2356 5.0
23 NM Damir Studen  2248 5.0
24 IM Adam Hunt  2462 4.5
25 IM Bryan Smith  2460 4.5
26 IM Max Cornejo  2411 4.5
27 IM David Pruess  2395 4.5
28 NM Tigran Ishkhanov  2350 4.5
29 IM Angelo Young  2325 4.5
30 FM Erik Santarius  2276 4.5

 

GM Alejandro Ramirez
GM Josh Friedel
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IM Marc Arnold
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan
Marc_Arnold_North_Cali_Intl_2012.jpg Tatev_Abrahamyan.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Inga Gurevich from the official website. More photos here. The full standings with round-by-round results can be found here.

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