The 7th Annual Chesapeake Open took place from 9-11th January at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
The tournament format was 5-round Swiss and there were seven sections: Championship (FIDE rated), U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1300 and U1000.
The organizers popularize an innovative prizing system where prizes are based on score and not on standings. More information on the tournament website.
The Championship section had 35 participants. GM Gata Kamsky took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points to win $800 (based on score) + $300 (clear first bonus).
Second place was shared by IM Levan Bregadze and Srdjan Darmanovic, Montenegro’s ambassador to the United States.
Championship, final standings:
1. GM Kamsky Gata 2746 NY – 4,5 – $1100
2-3. IM Bregadze Levan 2564 MD and Darmanovic Srdjan 2291 DC – 4,0
4-8. GM Paragua Mark 2615 NY, IM Chandra Akshat 2576 NJ, IM Enkhbat Tegshsuren 2477 MD, Dehmelt Karl 2293 PA and FM Zimmer Ralph 2270 MD – 3,5
9-16. GM Huschenbeth Niclas 2627 MD, Samuelson Andrew 2360 VA, Zheng Andrew 2234 MD, Yu Jennifer 2230 VA, FM Reichstein Boris 2219 MD, FM Savage Allan 2206 MD, Sinha Sahil 2195 MD and Jacobson Aaron 2147 NJ – 3,0 etc