Ghaem Maghami, Bryant and Matikozyan share first in Agoura Hills

The 22nd Annual Western Class Championships were held from March 20-22, 2015, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California.

The event was 5-round Swiss with seven sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E.

The main Master section had 29 participants. GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, IM John Bryant and IM Andranik Matikozyan shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each.

Ghaem Maghami took the winner’s trophy and prize bonus on tie-break.

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami

Ehsan Ghaem Maghami

Master section final standings:
1-3. GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami 2612, IM John Bryant 2483 and IM Andranik Matikozyan 2490 – 4,0
4-6. Varun Krishnan 2377, Craig Hilby 2339 and IM Keaton Kiewra 2465 – 3,5
7-11. FM Eugene Yanayt 2358, FM Michael Brown 2444, IM Larry Remlinger 2378, Albert Lu 2352 and Daniel Mousseri 2243 – 3,0 etc

The minimum guaranteed prize fund was $16,000.

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