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Philadelphia Chess Open 2010

Kamsky, Robson, Stripunsky and Kudrin share the first place

The Philadelphia Open 2010 with 125 players took place from 31st March to 4th April. GM Gata Kamsky and GM Alexander Stripunsky maintained the lead which they obtained after the 7th round, and following the draws against GM Ehlvest and GM Shabalov respectively, concluded the race with 7.0 points each.

But Ray Robson, America’s youngest Grandmaster, and experienced GM Sergey Kudrin both took the advantage of white pieces and won their last round games to reach the four-way tie on the first place.

15 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters participated in the tournament.

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Gata Kamsky

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Ray Robson at the Arctic Chess Challenge

Round 9 top results:

GM Ehlvest Jaan 2598 - GM Kamsky Gata 2702 ½ – ½

GM Shabalov Alexander 2587 - GM Stripunsky Alexander 2559 ½ – ½

GM Robson Ray 2559 - GM De Firmian Nick 2557 1 – 0

GM Kudrin Sergey 2556 - IM Shankland Samuel 2486 1 – 0

GM Akobian Varuzhan 2610 - IM Lapshun Yury 2443 ½ – ½

IM Bartholomew John 2447 - GM Friedel Joshua E 2543 ½ – ½

GM Ivanov Alexander 2534 - IM Vucic Mladen 2336 1 – 0

GM Zapata Alonso 2523 - IM Hungaski Robert Andrew 2407 0 – 1

FM Kleiman Jake 2318 - GM Paragua Mark 2497 0 – 1

GM Simutowe Amon 2449 - FM Gorman Dov 2266 1 – 0

Santarius Erik F 2266 - IM Romanenko Vladimir 2499 0 – 1

WIM Zenyuk Iryna 2263 - Siddharth R 2458 ½ – ½

Final standings:

1-4. GM Kamsky Gata USA 2702, GM Robson Ray USA 2559, GM Stripunsky Alexander USA 2559 and GM Kudrin Sergey USA 2556 – 7.0

5-10. GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2598, GM Shabalov Alexander USA 2587, GM Ivanov Alexander USA 2534, GM Paragua Mark PHI 2497, GM Simutowe Amon ZAM 2449 and IM Hungaski Robert Andrew USA 2407 – 6.5

11-20. GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2610, GM De Firmian Nick USA 2557, GM Friedel Joshua USA 2543, IM Romanenko Vladimir BLR 2499, IM Shankland Samuel USA 2486, IM Bartholomew John USA 2447, IM Lapshun Yury USA 2443, GM Kekelidze Mikheil GEO 2430, IM Young Angelo PHI 2334 and CM Ostrovskiy Aleksandr USA 2205 – 6.0 etc

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