Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ivan Sokolov Wins 2012 World Open

The 40th Annual World Open took place at the Sheraton City Center Hotel in Philadelphia from 2-8 July 2012. The main event was a 9 round Open Swiss which was won by Ivan Sokolov in an exciting Armageddon playoff with Alexander Shabalov after both finished with a score of 7 points. The tournament provided GM and IM norm opportunities: IM Mark Arnold achieved his final GM norm, and IM Eesha Karavade and FM John Bryant also picked up GM norms. IM norms were achieved by FM Michael Kleinman, FM Thomas Bartell, Yaacov Norowitz and Luke Harmon-Vellotti. 2012 World Open Chess Standings Chess Games 2012 World Open

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