Yuniesky Quesada Perez wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 9th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 1-5, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took the winner’s trophy and bonus prize after edging Ioan Cristian Chirila of Romania on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each.

The Open section had 105 participants. The organizers observed the FIDE rules and the event was valid for FIDE norms: Akshat Chandra earned a GM norm, while Eric Rosen, Qibiao Wang, Awonder Liang and Igor Sorkin earned IM norms.

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Yuniesky Quesada

Yuniesky Quesada

Open section final standings:

1-2. GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez 2629 CUB and GM Ioan Cristian Chirila 2537 ROU – 7,0

3-10. GM Aleksey Dreev 2636 RUS, GM Boris Avrukh 2610 ISR, GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami 2562 IRI, GM George Margvelashvili 2539 GEO, IM Steven C Zierk 2485 MA, IM Jeffery Xiong 2482 TX, IM Akshat Chandra 2476 NJ and IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2456 IND – 6,5

11-16. IM Justin Sarkar 2393 NY, FM Eric S Rosen 2322 IL, FM Arthur Shen 2316 NJ, Nicolas Checa 2289 NY, IM Alexander Ross Katz 2265 NJ and Qibiao Wang 2206 CHN – 6,0

17-26. GM Isan Ortiz Suarez 2612 CUB, GM Bryan G Smith 2482 PA, GM Michael A Rohde 2455 NY, FM Safal Bora 2410 MI, WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan 2347 IRI, FM Atulya Shetty 2342 MI, IM David Cummings 2340 CAN, IM Andrew Tang 2326 MN, Igor Sorkin 2325 ISR and FM Awonder Liang 2293 WI – 5,5 etc

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