Viktor Laznicka Wins World Open

Viktor Laznicka Wins World Open

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 10, 2010, 5:26 AM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

The 22-year old Czech player Viktor Laznicka won the World Open in Philadelphia, taking the first prize ahead of a strong field.

It was his first visit to the USA, and presumably he was very happy with the result!

Laznicka started with 6 wins out of 6 in this Swiss style competition, and drew the remaining three to finish on 7.5/9, half a point clear.

A selection of games from the main event are below.  All games are available at the official website.

The top finishers were:

1 Viktor Laznicka 2636 CZE 7.5
2 Pentala Harikrishna 2660 IND 7.0
3 Ilya Smirin 2634 ISR 7.0
4 Luke McShane 2623 ENG 7.0
5 Loek Van Wely 2653 NED 6.5
6 Jan Gustafsson 2640 GER 6.5
7 Vladimir Potkin 2634 RUS 6.5
8 Aleksandr Lenderman 2598 NY 6.5
9 Francisco Vallejo Pons 2703 ESP 6.0
10 Gata Kamsky 2702 NY 6.0
11 Sandipan Chanda 2640 IND 6.0
12 Murtas Kazhgaleyev 2609 KAZ 6.0
13 Jaan Ehlvest 2591 NY 6.0
14 Robert L Hess 2590 NY 6.0
15 Giorgi Kacheishvili 2587 GEO 6.0
16 Alexander Shabalov 2585 PA 6.0
17 Mark C Paragua 2497 PHI 6.0
18 Puchen Wang 2469 NZL 6.0
19 Salvijus Bercys 2427 NY 6.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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