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Anton Kovalyov and Andrey Baryshpolets share first in Southwest Class Championships

The 9th Southwest Class Championships were held from February 15-19, 2018, at the DFW Airport Marriott South, 4151 Centreport Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

The event featured seven rating sections, including the 9-round Swiss Master which was FIDE rated and eligible for title norms.

The Master section gathered 81 players. Grandmasters Anton Kovalyov (Canada) and GM Andrey Baryshpolets (Ukraine) shared the first place with 7 points each. Kovalyov grabbed the trophy and winner’s bonus due to better tie-break.

Anton Kovalyov

Anton Kovalyov

Master section final standings:
1-2. GM Anton Kovalyov 2654 CAN and GM Andrey Baryshpolets 2587 UKR – 7,0
3-4. GM Dani Raznikov 2487 ISR and IM Nicolas Checa 2475 USA – 6,5
5-10. GM Kamil Dragun 2608 POL, GM Andrey Stukopin 2587 RUS, IM Evgeny Shtembuliak 2505 UKR, GM Andrey Gorovets 2498 BLR, IM Kacper Drozdowski 2459 POL and GM Holden Hernandez 2458 USA – 6,0
11-23. GM Samuel Sevian 2617, GM Awonder Liang 2578 USA, GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2550 POL, GM Gil Popilski 2512 ISR, GM Denis Kadric 2511 BIH, GM Razvan Preotu 2491 CAN, IM Eylon Nakar 2473 ISR, GM Angel Arribas Lopez 2457 ESP, IM Zurab Javakhadze 2451 GEO, IM Titas Stremavicius 2439 LTU, IM Craig Hilby 2403 USA, IM Michael A Mulyar 2392 USA and FM Andrew Hong 2324 USA – 5,5 etc

The total prize fund was $30,000.

Master (2200/up): $3000-1500-1000-600-400, clear or tiebreak winner $200, top FIDE U2300 $1400-700. FIDE rated.
Expert (2000-2199): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $2000-1000-500-300-200.
Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1700-900-500-300-200.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $800-400-300-200-100.

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