Gata Kamsky Wins 2011 World Open

Gata Kamsky Wins 2011 World Open

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 6, 2011, 12:11 PM |
42 | Chess Event Coverage

Gata_Kamsky_CCSCSL.jpgThe 39th World Open Festival organised by the Continental Chess Association took place from 28 June - 4 July in Philadelphia.

This huge chess festival included over a thousand competitors in seven different sections, with the showpiece event being the World Open itself.

Gata Kamsky of the US and Michael Adams of England both finished with a score of 7/9 and played an Armageddon tie-break to decide the winner.

Kamsky had five minutes with white to beat Adams with three minutes as black, and he did it to take his third World Open title (see the final game below).

The top standings in the World Open:


 Name Elo Pts
1  Gata Kamsky 2741 7.0
2  Michael Adams 2726 7.0
3  Loek Van Wely 2683 6.5
4  Ilya Smirin 2676 6.5
5  P Harikrishna 2666 6.5
6  Timur Gareyev 2613 6.5
7  Ray Robson 2545 6.5
8  Mesgen Amanov 2517 6.5
9  Vitali Golod 2592 6.0
10  Jaan Ehlvest 2583 6.0
11  Giorgi Kacheishvili 2582 6.0
12  Victor Mikhalevski 2577 6.0
13  Aleksander Lenderman 2548 6.0
14  Mikheil Kekelidze 2452 6.0
15  Yury Lapshun 2442 6.0
16  Puchen Wang 2437 6.0
17  Tamaz Gelashvili 2616 5.5
18  Leonid G Yudasin 2526 5.5
19  Irina Krush 2487 5.5
20  Mackenzie Molner 2464 5.5
21  Robert A Hungaski 2452 5.5
22  Darwin Yang 2434 5.5
23  Conrad Holt 2417 5.5
24  Jake Kleiman 2375 5.5
25  Luke Van Kooten 2341 5.5
26  Victor Plotkin 2243 5.5
27  Arthur Calugar 2210 5.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture: St. Louis Chess Club

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