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GM Elshan Moradiabadi triumphs at ALTO tournament in Charlotte

Charlotte Chess Center in North Carolina organized three ALTO (At Least Twenty-One) chess tournaments played in 5 rounds from April 29 – May 1 with a total prize fund of 5.500$.

The main tournament gathered 25 players including 3 grandmasters, while the U1800 and U1400 tournaments brought together more than 80 players.

GM Elshan Moradiabadi and GM Magesh Panchanathan scored 4/5 points to tie for the first place in the main championship. Moradiabadi had better tiebreaks but the two players shared the trophy and the prize.

Final rankings – ALTO chess tournament:

1GM Elshan Moradiabadi26084.0
2GM Magesh Panchanathan25524.0
3Tianqi Wang24293.5
4GM Benjamin Finegold25153.5
5Dominique Myers22023.5
6WIM Luciana Morales21753.0
7Patrick McCartney19673.0
8Emmanuel Carter22003.0
9John Timmel20703.0
10WFM Uthra Pakkirisamy20093.0
11Noah Hamilton17663.0
12Benjamin Snodgrass22102.5
13Juan Almaguer21642.5
14Anthony Parker21412.5
15Dereck Laureano20562.0
16Henry Hasman19882.0
17Ali Shirzad17552.0
18Paul King18002.0
19Neil Luo18392.0
20Garret Allen18821.5
21Solomon Pointer19291.5
22Robert Fischer20511.0
23Noshir Patel17611.0
24Gary Cote18001.0
25Gregory Risk18770.5

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