GM Samuel Sevian wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 11th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 12-16, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100.

The main Open Section was a 5-day, 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE norms possible. 91 players competed.

Grandmasters Samuel Sevian (2574 USA) and Angel Arribas Lopez (2498 Spain) shared the first place on 7,0/9 points to claim 5600 USD each. Sevian took the winner’s trophy and additional prize on better tie-break.

Samuel Sevian

Samuel Sevian (photo

Open section final standings:

1-2. GM Samuel Sevian 2574 USA and GM Angel Arribas Lopez 2498 ESP – 7,0
3-7. GM Aleksandr Shimanov 2650 RUS, GM Julio Sadorra 2580 PHI, GM Ruifeng Li 2565 USA, GM Mark Paragua 2521 PHI and GM Mackenzie Molner 2450 USA – 6,5
8-12. GM Vladimir Belous 2581 RUS, GM Oliver Barbosa 2509 PHI, IM Nicolas Checa 2400 USA, IM Michael Mulyar 2390 USA and FM Akshita Gorti 2261 USA – 6,0

IM norms were completed by David Brodsky and Andrew Hong.

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