The 44th Annual World Open was held from June 30-July 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The event had 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated.
The main Open section had 220 participants. After 9 rounds of Swiss seven players shared the first place with 7,0 points each.
The two players with best tie-break scores, GM Gabor Papp and GM Viktor Bologan, proceeded to Armageddon playoff to decide who will take the bonus award. Papp won in great style and was declared overall winner.
Open section final standings:
1-7. GM Gabor Papp 2596 HUN, GM Viktor Bologan 2654 MDA, GM Tamaz Gelashvili 2557 NY, GM Gil Popilski 2542 TX, GM Aleksandr Shimanov 2631 RUS, GM Vasif Durarbayli 2596 AZE, GM Illia Nyzhnyk 2622 MO – 7,0
8-18. GM Varuzhan Akobian 2612 CA, GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2595 TX, IM Andrey Gorovets 2551 TX, GM Alexander Shabalov 2533 PA, GM Gata Kamsky 2675 NY, IM Razvan Preotu 2462 CAN, GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2614 NY, GM Samuel Sevian 2603 MA, FM Nicolas T Checa 2398 NY, FM William Morrison 2295 MD and GM Alejandro Ramirez 2563 MO – 6.5
19-34. GM Giorgi Kacheishvili 2589 NY, IM Ruifeng Li 2529 TX, GM Axel Bachmann 2642 PAR, IM Awonder Liang 2408 WI, FM Atulya Shetty 2366 MI, GM Isan Ortiz Suarez 2578 CUB, FM Kevin Wang 2314 MD, Levy Rozman 2254 NY, FM Joshua Colas 2387 NY, Erik Santarius 2302 WI, IM Raja Panjwani 2393 CAN, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2390 NY, GM Arun Prasad 2502 IND, IM Jake Kleiman 2378 TN, IM Justin Sarkar 2439 NY, IM Dionisio Aldama 2391 CA – 6,0 etc