GM Tamaz Gelashvili wins Manhattan Open on tie-break

The 14th Annual Manhattan Open was held from August 21-23, 2015, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New York, NY.

The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10.

The main Open section had 73 participants. Grandmasters Tamaz Gelashvili, Gata Kamsky and Vadim Zvjaginsev shared the first place with 4,5/5 points each to earn 1200 USD a piece.

Tamaz Gelashvili is declared winner on tie-break.

Tamaz Gelashvili

Tamaz Gelashvili

Open section final standings:

1-3. GM Tamaz Gelashvili 2662 GEO, GM Gata Kamsky 2753 NY and GM Vadim Zvjaginsev 2653 RUS – 4,5
4-8. GM Zviad Izoria 2638 NY, GM Maxim Dlugy 2613 NJ, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson 2596 NY, FM Arthur Shen 2475 NJ and IM Justin Sarkar 2471 NY – 4,0
9-13. GM Alexander Stripunsky 2661 NJ, IM Akshat Chandra 2588 NJ, GM Sergey Kudrin 2586 CT, Erick Gumersindo Garcia 2329 PA and Ikrom Ibrohimov 2315 TJK – 3,5 etc

The total prize fund was $20,000 collected from entry fees.

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