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GM Andrey Baryshpolets claims the Golden State Open

The 8th Annual Golden State Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 13-16, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, California.

The event had five sections: Open, U2100, U1800, U1500 and U1200. The playing format was 7-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.

In the Open section with 62 participants the Ukrainian Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets emerged clear winner with 6/7 points to earn $3100.

Final standings:
1. GM Andrey Baryshpolets 2657 UKR – 6,0
2-5. GM Vladimir Belous 2670 RUS, GM Elshan Moradiabadi 2634 TX, Jack Qijie Zhu 2399 CA and Andrew Hong 2370 CA – 5,5
6-7. GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2593 MA and GM James Edward Tarjan 2464 OR – 5,0
8-14. GM Andrey Stukopin 2680 TX, GM Conrad Holt 2656 KS, GM Alejandro Ramirez 2635 MO, IM John Daniel Bryant 2599 CA, Tigran Ishkhanov 2355 CA, Jimmy Heiserman 2328 CA and Derek Zhang 2132 WA – 4,5

The total prize fund was $25,000

Andrey Baryshpolets

Andrey Baryshpolets

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