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Winners of the 2010 World Amateur Chess Championship

In four categories – Overall, Women, FIDE 1799 – 1600 and Unrated

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The 2010 World Amateur Chess Championship was held on 19-25th March in Skokie, IL, U.S.A. The tournament was managed by the North American Chess Association, Sevan A. Muradian and the Village of Skokie, and featured $20,000 USD prize fund. Bellow is the list of winners. Photos and information, also visit the official website.

Overall

1st place
Andrew Hubbard (USA) – 7.5/9
FM Title, FIDE 2200 rating, and Texas Tech Scholarship
$3,000 money prize

2nd – 5th place (in order of tie breaks)
Alybaev Djekshenbek (KGZ), Mohammad Shaikh (IND), Richard Huang (CAN), Jeff S. Dixon (USA) – 7/9
Alybaev Djekshenbek is awarded the rating of 2100
Mohammad Shaikh is awarded the rating of 2050
$1000 each

Women

1st – 2nd place (in order of tie breaks)
Fan Yun (USA), Anu Bayar (MGL) – 6.5/9
Fan Yun wins the WFM title, FIDE 2050 rating, and Texas Tech Scholarship
$800 each

3rd – 4th place
Bianca Jeremias (POR), Denitza Dragieva (BUL) – 6/9
$400 (Jeremias), $600 (Dragieva – highest of 2 prizes qualified for)

5th place
Regina Veronicka Kalaydina (CAN) – 5.5/9
$200

FIDE 1799 – 1600

1st place
Bhaskar Gupta (IND) – 6.5/9
$1000

2nd place
Raino Soikkeli (FIN) – 4.5/9
$400
*Note ($600 second place prize for this rating category went to Denitza Dragieva – highest of 2 prizes qualified for)

3rd – 5th place
Olivier Desormes (FRA), Manuel Valerio Waldo Nieto (COL), Gheorghe Ionita (ROU) – 4/9
$67 each

FIDE Unrated

1st place
Ariel Ofek (USA) – 7/9
$1000

2nd place
Kevin Velazquez (USA) – 6.5/9
$600

3rd – 5th place
Luis Torino Caballero (ARG), Joe Cima (USA), James Wei (USA) – 6/9
$200 each

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