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Gabriel Sargissian wins Chicago Open on tie-break

The 23rd Annual Chicago Open was held on 22-26th May at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.

The event had 9 sections: Open, Under 2300/Unrated, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300, Under 1000/Unrated and Unrated/Provisional.

The strongest Open Section with 94 participants was completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system in 5-days.

GM Gabriel Sargissian from Armenia and IM Priyadharshan Kannappan from India shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each. Sargissian had a better tie-break to take the winner’s trophy and top prize 7700 USD. Kannappan earned 7500 USD.

Top U2500 finisher was FM Michael Lee who earned 2000 USD.

Gabriel Sargissian

GM Gabriel Sargissian

Open section final standings:
1-2. GM Gabriel Sargissian 2684 ARM and IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2420 IND – 7,0
3-9. GM Anton Kovalyov 2636 CAN, GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2605 POL, GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2577 MO, GM Yury Shulman 2560 IL, GM Conrad Holt 2555 KS, GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2550 GEO annd FM Michael Lee 2394 WA – 6,5
10-15. GM Julio Catalino Sadorra 2611 PHI, GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2582 NY, GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2513 MA, IM Kayden W Troff 2484 UT, GM Dmitry Gurevich 2475 IL and IM Jeffery Xiong 2412 TX – 6,0 itd

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