Bay Area International – Six players share first place

The Bay Area International Open Chess Tournament took place on 2-8th January, 2014, at the Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California 95054.

The tournament was a 9-round Swiss open to players with FIDE ratings above 2000 and it was possible to earn FIDE title norms. 74 players competed.

Six players shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each: GM Anton Kovalyov 2617 (Canada), GM Wei Yi 2607 (China), GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2583 (Poland), GM Sam Shankland 2602, GM Daniel Naroditsky 2535 and IM Darwin Yang 2463 (all USA). Each of them received $1083 for the effort.

Half a point behind the winners are GM Alexander Ipatov 2615 (Turkey), GM Michael Roiz 2614 (Israel), GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2555 (Georgia) and GM Mackenzie Molner 2525 (USA).

IM Darwin Yang completed a GM norm, while WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, FM Jeffery Xiong and WIM Ni Shiqun all made IM norms.

Tournament website

Bay Area International

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