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Stukopin and Burke tied first in Philadelphia International 2017

The 11th Philadelphia International was held from June 24-29, 2017, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

GM Andrey Stukopin from Russia and local IM John Burke shared the first place with 7,0/9 points to earn $2250 each. Burke also earned a GM norm, as well as IM Nicolas Checa (6,5 points).

The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with 81 players in single section. The prize fund was $10,000.

Most of the players have continued the tour in the World Chess Open.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Final standings:

1-2. GM Andrey Stukopin 2577 RUS and IM John Burke 2489 USA – 7,0

3-8. GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez 2624 CUB, GM Jianchao Zhou 2595 CHN, GM Ruifeng Li 2571 USA, GM Julio Becerra 2556 USA, GM Oliver Barbosa 2511 PHI and IM Nicolas Checa 2415 USA – 6,5

9-14. GM Illya Nyzhnyk 2612 UKR, GM Vladimir Belous 2567 RUS, IM Kaiqi Yang 2415 CHN, IM Cameron Wheeler 2407 USA, IM Rolando Nolte 2393 PHI and FM David Tianjian Peng 2254 USA – 6,0

15-23. GM Holden Hernandez 2510 USA,  IM Jan Emmanuel Garcia 2436 PHI, FM Craig Hilby 2380 USA, IM Justin Sarkar 2375 USA, IM Joshua Ruiz 2367 COL, Deepak Aaron 2321 USA, Benjamin Moon 2304 USA, FM Hans Moke Niemann 2282 USA and FM Ben Li 2263 USA – 5,5 etc

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