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Corrales and Naroditsky lead at the Main Section of the Philadelphia Open

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open is being held over the Easter week from March 27-31, 2013, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

71 players are participating in the main section of the event, including 10 GMs and 8 IMs. The participants are fighting for the 7,000 USD first prize.

Cuban GM Fidel Corrales and American IM Daniel Naroditsky are leading the event after 5 rounds. They arrived to the fifth round with perfect scores and drew their game. Chessdom commentator IM Aman Hambleton is among the players in the chasing pack, with 4/5.

Last year winner was GM Magesh Panchanathan.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2601 CUB 4.5
2 IM Daniel A Naroditsky 2472 CA 4.5
3 GM Boris Kreiman 2482 NY 4.0
4 IM Aman Hambleton 2463 CAN 4.0
5 IM Bryan G Smith 2460 PA 4.0
6 FM Jeffery Xiong 2330 TX 4.0
7 GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2601 NY 3.5
8 GM Robin Van Kampen 2592 NED 3.5
9 GM Zviad Izoria 2583 NY 3.5
10 GM Magesh Panchanathan 2579 IND 3.5
11 GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2565 GEO 3.5
12 IM Darwin Yang 2486 TX 3.5
13 FM John Daniel Bryant 2454 CA 3.5
14 IM Dean Ippolito 2423 NJ 3.5
15 IM Lorin A R D’Costa 2416 ENG 3.5
16 FM Adarsh Jayakumar 2294 IL 3.5
17 GM Alexander Shabalov 2550 PA 3.0
18 GM Alexander Fishbein 2504 NJ 3.0
19 GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2488 GEO 3.0
20 IM Milos M Pavlovic 2482 SRB 3.0
21 IM Bindi Cheng 2409 CAN 3.0
22 Robert M Perez 2361 FL 3.0
23 FM Carlos E Mena 2323 CUB 3.0
24 David Hua 2256 NJ 3.0
25 Adithya Balasubramanian 2253 IND 3.0
26 Tyrell Harriott 2249 NY 3.0
27 FM Dov Gorman 2243 NJ 3.0
28 FM Arthur Shen 2227 NJ 3.0
29 Safal Bora 2140 MI 3.0
30 IM David Vigorito 2437 MA 2.5
31 IM Michael A Mulyar 2382 CO 2.5
32 IM James A Rizzitano 2322 MA 2.5
33 FM Seth Homa 2307 MI 2.5
34 WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2300 CA 2.5
35 WIM Lisa Schut 2289 NED 2.5
36 WGM Camilla Baginskaite 2283 SD 2.5
37 Kevin Wang 2276 MD 2.5
38 Alexander B King 2244 NY 2.5
39 Michael Song 2189 CAN 2.5
40 Benjamin Coraretti 2123 NM 2.5
41 Isaac D Leon 2107 ECU 2.5
42 FM Awonder Liang 2005 WI 2.5
43 IM Farai Mandizha 2400 ZIM 2.0
44 FM Thomas Bartell 2381 PA 2.0
45 FM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2379 NY 2.0
46 Jared E Defibaugh 2287 MD 2.0
47 Kevin Mo 2282 PA 2.0
48 FM Akshat Chandra 2265 NJ 2.0
49 Thomas M Ulrich 2239 WI 2.0
50 Alex Barnett 2214 MD 2.0
51 FM Alisa Melekhina 2211 PA 2.0
52 Justus D Williams 2188 NY 2.0
53 Eric Most 2167 VA 2.0
54 Praveen Balakrishnan 2075 NJ 2.0
55 Nicolas De T. Checa 2032 NY 2.0
56 Yuanchen Zhang 2018 CAN 2.0
57 Iryna Zenyuk 2263 PA 1.5
58 Christopher Wu 2244 NJ 1.5
59 Sean Vibbert 2235 IN 1.5
60 Anuprita A Patil 2079 IND 1.5
61 Behrooz Ebrahim-Shirazi 2070 CAN 1.5
62 FM Aravind Kumar 2007 NJ 1.5
63 Alexander Ross Katz 2254 NJ 1.0
64 FM Nathan Resika 2191 NY 1.0
65 James Chan 2027 CAN 1.0
66 Denis F Strenzwilk 1960 MD 1.0
67 Matt D Helfst 1933 FL 1.0
68 Adream Liang 1892 WI 1.0
69 IM Nazi Paikidze 2392 GEO 0.5
70 FM Miles F Ardaman 2283 NC 0.5
71 Chris Williams 2150 MA 0.0

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