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GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops Mid-America Open

The 19th Annual Mid-America Open was held from March 13-15, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The 5-round Swiss event had seven sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open section gathered 37 participants. GM Illya Nyzhnyk of Webster University took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points to claim the top prize of 2100 USD.

IM Priyadharshan Kannappan is second with 4,0 points, having collected 1000 USD for the effort.

Illya Nyzhnyk

Illya Nyzhnyk

Open section final standings:

1. GM Illya Nyzhnyk 2748 MO – 4,5
2. IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2559 MO – 4,0
3-6. GM David Berczes 2602 TX, IM Ashwin Jayaram 2561 MO, Advait Patel 2345 OK and David Tianjian Peng 2275 IL – 3,5
7-12. FM Tansel Turgut 2382 IL, Alex Richter 2281 MO, Petros Karagianis 2280 IL, Yogesh Gautam 2266 HA, Dane Mattson 2249 WI and Joseph Cheng-Yue Wan 2079 IA – 3,0 etc

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