GM Negi Wins 2008 Philadelphia International

GM Negi Wins 2008 Philadelphia International

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Patzer24
Jul 3, 2008, 4:45 PM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

The Philadelphia International event was held from June 26-30, 2008 at the Philadelphia Center City Sheraton. The event had 5 GM participants and many more titled players to make it a very competitive field. GM Parimarjan Negi won the event with a score of 7/9 taking home first prize of $2,000.

In other news Gabriel Battaglini rated 2356 earned an IM norm with a score of 6/9 and IM Arun Prasad finished with a score of 6.5/9 which brings him over the 2500 rating mark to earn the GM title as he already had 3 GM norms.

Below is one of the key games for GM Negi which led him to win the event:

 

Final Standings:

1) GM Negi (7/9)

2) IM Prasad (6.5/9)

3-6) GM Becerra, GM Gopal, Battaglini, WGM Karavade (6/9)


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