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Yu Yangyi convincing at the 2022 Summer Chess Classic

The Saint Louis Chess Club hosted the second leg of the Classic Series, the 2022 Summer Chess Classic, from June 1-11. Read more: Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Legends and Rising Stars of American Chess

Over the course of 9 days, twenty competitors fought for $36,000 in prize money in two 10-player Round Robin tournaments: A and B. Chinese grandmaster Yu Yangyi convincingly won the A tournament scoring 6.5/9 points. He was a point and a half ahead of Grigoriy Oparin and Abhimanyu Mishra who tied for the second place with 5 points each. (scroll down for final rankings)

GM Yu Yangyi; photo from the official website of the event

The youngest Grandmaster in the history of chess was unbeaten in the event. With 8 draws and one victory, he scored 5.5 points to claim third place.

Final standings – Summer Chess Classic A tournament:

1GM Yu, Yangyi27106.5
2GM Oparin, Grigoriy26855
3GM Mishra, Abhimanyu25355
4GM Theodorou, Nikolas25674
5GM Gledura, Benjamin26443.5
6GM Hakobyan, Aram26153.5
7GM Bjerre, Jonas Buhl26103.5
8GM Smirin, Ilia25993.5
9GM Sevian, Samuel27033
10GM Robson, Ray26841.5


Mikhail Antipov and Guillermo Vasquez shared the top of the B tournament as they had the same score of 6 points. Additional criteria was in favor of Mikhail Antipov. To players tied for the third place with 5.5 points each: Kamil Dragun and Cemil Can Ali Marandi. (scroll down for final rankings)

Final standings – Summer Chess Classic B tournament:

1GM Antipov, Mikhail Al.25926
2GM Vazquez, Guillermo25606
3GM Dragun, Kamil25715.5
4GM Ali Marandi, Cemil Can25325.5
5GM Yoo, Christopher Woojin25485
6GM Zhou, Jianchao25834
7GM Burke, John M25794
8GM Checa, Nicolas25333.5
9GM Harutyunyan, Tigran K.25503
10GM Jacobson, Brandon25262.5


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