Philadelphia Open 2016: Ruifeng Li and Aleksandar Indjic share first place

The 10th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from March 23-27, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100.

The Open Section was a 5-day 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE norms possible. 87 players competed in this group.

The 15-years old IM Ruifeng Li and 2014 Serbian champion GM Aleksandar Indjic shared the first place with 7,0/9 points to earn $5225 each. Ruifeng Li took the winner’s trophy and bonus on better tie-break.

Aleksandar Indjic

Aleksandar Indjic

Open section final standings:

1-2. IM Ruifeng Li 2486 USA and GM Aleksandar Indjic 2542 SRB – 7,0

3-7. GM Denis Kadric 2546 BIH, GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2532 GEO, GM Ioan Chirila 2524 ROU, GM David Berczes 2482 HUN and FM Craig Hilby 2343 USA – 6,5

8-10. GM Samuel Sevian 2580 USA, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2387 USA and FM Christopher Wu 2330 USA – 6,0

11-23. GM Joshua Friedel 2519 USA, IM Akshat Chandra 2491 USA, GM Alexander Fishbein 2485 USA, IM Zurab Javakhadze 2453 GEO, GM Sandro Pozo Vera 2439 CUB, FM Joshua Sheng 2397 USA, IM Kaiqi Yang 2380 CHN, IM Farai Mandizha 2364 ZIM, Erik Santarius 2343 USA,FM Sam A Schmakel 2323 USA, John Gabriel Ludwig 2319 USA, FM Yuanchen Zhang 2242 CAN and Martire Duarte 2167 DOM – 5,5 etc

The event had a $80,000 prize fund, based on 500 paid entries, with $60,000 guaranteed.

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