Van Wely Wins 4th Berkeley International

Van Wely Wins 4th Berkeley International

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 9, 2011, 8:20 AM |
28 | Chess Event Coverage

Loek van Wely.jpgDutch GM Loek Van Wely (pictured) took first prize in the 4th Berkeley International, organised by Arun Sharma and David Pruess of Chess.com which ran from 2-8 January.

Over 50 players competed in a 10-round Swiss format, with many being familiar names to Chess.com members!

The tournament also provided an opportunity for many players to attempt to gain title norms, and several were successful, including Sam Shankland who finally achieved his third GM norm.

The final standings:


Name Rtg Pts Prize
1 GM Loek van Wely 2676 8.0 $3000
2 GM Sergey Erenburg 2600 7.5 $1500
3 GM Magesh Panchanathan 2537 7.0 $1000
4 GM Timur Gareev 2605 6.5
5 GM Josh Friedel 2508 6.5
6 IM Sam Shankland 2498 6.5 GM Norm
7 FM Daniel Naroditsky 2419 6.5 IM Norm
8 FM Conrad Holt 2388 6.5 IM Norm
9 SM Denys Shmelov 2357 6.5 GM Norm
10 WFM Tatev Abrahamyan 2327 6.5 WGM Norm
11 GM Axel Bachmann 2548 6.0
12 IM Lev Milman 2467 6.0
13 IM Daniel Rensch 2393 6.0
14 IM Dmitry Zilberstein 2386 6.0
15 SM Roman Yankovsky 2359 6.0
16 FM Keaton Kiewra 2337 6.0
17 GM Robert Hess 2572 5.5
18 GM Jesse Kraai 2516 5.5
19 GM Anatoly Bykhovsky 2510 5.5
20 IM Robert Ris 2418 5.5
21 IM Max Cornejo 2413 5.5
22 IM Davorin Kuljasevic 2545 5.0
23 GM Dejan Bojkov 2544 5.0
24 IM Sam Collins 2436 5.0
25 IM Zhanibek Amanov 2421 5.0
26 IM Istvan Sipos 2409 5.0
27 IM Mark Ginsburg 2393 5.0
28 NM Yian Liou 2285 5.0
29 FM Bela Evans 2262 5.0
30 Michael Kleinman 2127 5.0
31 NM Jarod Pamatmat 2100 5.0
32 IM Siddharth Ravichandran 2458 4.5
33 FM Darwin Yang 2421 4.5
34 IM David Pruess 2377 4.5
35 IM Alfonso Almeida 2356 4.5
36 FM Shivkumar Shivaji 2303 4.5
37 NM Ankit Gupta 2258 4.5
38 NM Kayden Troff 2247 4.5
39 FM Dale Haessel 2198 4.5
40 NM Konstantin Kavutskiy 2170 4.5

plus 18 others


 

Once the players have recovered from their exertions we should hear more about their experiences in their articles and blogs right here at Chess.com!  Planned live coverage of the event ran foul of technical problems - apologies to all those who were disappointed.

The playing hall at the 4th Berkeley International Chess Tournament

4thBerkeley_Playing_Hall.jpg

 

 

 

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