Pittsburgh Open 2015 – Four players share first place

The 16th Annual Pittsburgh Open was held from March 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, One Industry Lane, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The event had 4 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300.

The main Open section gathered 36 participants. Four players shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each, but GM Sergey Erenburg took the bonus prize on best tie-break.

Sergey Erenburg

Sergey Erenburg (photo by Susan Polgar blog)

Open section final standings:

1-4. GM Sergey Erenburg 2655 VA, FM Seth Homa 2464 MI, FM Atulya Shetty 2428 MI and Dominique Myers 2241 NC – 4,0

5-8. IM Steven C Zierk 2559 MA, FM Yuanchen Zhang 2193 ON, Daniel E Malkiel 2134 PA and Johnson Moore 2119 PA – 3,5

9-15. FM Safal Bora 2457 MI, Erick Garcia 2339 PA, Yefim Treger 2284 NY, Michael Bowersock 2264 MI, Gabriel Ewing 2213 NM, Luke Bohua Xie 2182 OH and CM Christopher Y Shen 2167 OH – 3,0 etc

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