Kamsky, Barbosa and Erenburg share first in Washington Chess Congress

The Washington Chess Congress was held from October 8-13, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia.

The event had 4 sections: Premier, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300. The tournament format was 7-round Swiss with the time control 40/110, SD/30, d10.

The total prize fund was around $23,000, significantly down from the expected $40,000.

The main Premier section had 38 participants. Grandmasters Gata Kamsky, Oliver Barbosa and Sergey Erenburg shared the first place with 5,5/7 points each.

Gata Kamsky

Gata Kamsky

Premier section final standings:
1-3. GM Gata Kamsky 2755 NY, GM Oliver Barbosa 2583 NY and GM Sergey Erenburg 2667 VA – 5,5
4-5. GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2544 NY and Teofilo Mesa 2150 DC – 5,0
6-7. FM Boris Reichstein 2200 MD and WFM Jennifer Yu 2198 VA – 4,5
8-12. GM Mark Paragua 2588 NY, IM Samuel Sevian 2583 MA, Andrew N Samuelson 2353 VA, WGM Sabina-Francesca Foisor 2344 TX and FM Ralph Patrick Zimmer 2256 MD – 4,0 etc

The same venue hosted the 2014 World Open.

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