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Mikhalevski, Khachiyan and Roiz share first in Golden State Open

The 5th Annual Golden State Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-20, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, California.

The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 7-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10.

Grandmasters Victor Mikhalevski, Melikset Khachiyan and Michael Roiz shared the first place with 5,5/7 points each. Mikhalevski got a $100 bonus for the best tie-break score.

Open section final standings (49 players):
1-3. GM Victor Mikhalevski 2649 OT, GM Melikset Khachiyan 2616 CA and GM Michael Roiz 2614 OT ($1833 each) – 5,5
4-7. GM Alexander Ipatov 2725 IL, IM Ricardo De Guzman 2502 CA, IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti 2492 ID and IM Roman Yankovsky 2489 CA ($250 each) – 5,0
8-12. GM Enrico Sevillano 2539 CA, Michael William Brown 2373 CA, Hayk Manvelyan 2357 CA, FM Andy C Lee 2314 CA (1st-2nd U2350, $750) and Vignesh Panchanatham 2306 CA (1st-2nd U2350, $750) – 4,5 etc

The event had a guaranteed prize fund of $25,000.

Standings for all sections on the tournament website

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