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Monday, August 22, 2011

IM Vladimir Romanenko wins Manhattan Chess Open 2011

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news from the Manhattan Open in New York is that IM Vladimir Romanenko and GM Alex Shabalov were tied for the first spot and the former won the Open Section on tiebreak along with a third GM norm. Both the players had finished at an unbeaten 7/9. The Manhattan Open took place August 17-21 at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, New York. There were different rating sections and day schedules, but the big event was the ‘Open’, a 9-round Swiss played over five days.

‘Big money chess returns to the Big Apple!’ This is how the organisers advertised their event, referring to the strong New York Open tournaments from the 80s and early 90s. German GM Jan Gustafsson was the top seed. Besides, there were the Georgians Giorgi Kacheishvili, Tamaz Gelashvili and Mikheil Kekelidze, and Azerbaijani Eltaj Safarli. American GM Maurice Ashley played his first major tournament since the 2003 U.S. Championship.

You can check the official website for more details.
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