22nd Annual Chicago Open

The 22nd Annual Chicago Open was held on May 23-27, 2013, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.

Grandmasters Ray Robson, Josh Friedel and Nikola Mitkov all finished tied at the top of the Open Section with 7/9.

Robson and Friedel took a quick draw in the final round to ensure they finished at the top while Mitkov beat overnight leader Alex Lenderman, who also lost in round 8 to Friedel, to join them.

Ray Robson and Susan Polgar

Ray Robson and Susan Polgar

Each player collected $5833.34 for their efforts while Robson took home an additional $200 bonus for having the best tie-break score of the three.

Finishing just half-point behind the leaders were GM Alexander Shabalov and IM Edward Porper. Porper’s performance was good enough for a GM norm and the top U2500 prize.

The final standings, with prizes, are now posted for all sections.

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