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Corrales and Zierk share first in Boston Chess Congress

The 3rd Annual Boston Chess Congress was held from January 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport, 101 Harborside Dr, Boston, Massachusetts.

The 5-round Swiss event had 6 sections: Premier, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1300.

35 players competed in the main Premier section. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez of the Webster team and former World U18 Champion IM Steven Zierk shared the first place with 4,5/5 points each. Corrales is declared winner on better tie-break.

Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Premier section final standings:
1-2. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2578 MO and IM Steven C Zierk 2543 MA – 4,5
3. FM Charles Riordan 2355 MA – 4,0
4-8. GM Alexander Ivanov 2594 MA, IM David Vigorito 2519 MA, FM Steven Winer 2437 MA, FM David Brodsky 2299 NY and Chris Williams 2298 MA – 3,5
9-13. Brandon Ashe 2321 CA, Emilio Fiora 2300 ARG, Farzad Abdi 2243 MA, Carl A Haessler 2202 OR and Alan Curtis Price 2136 CT – 3,0 etc

The prize fund was around $12,000

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