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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Alexander Shabalov Wins 13th Pittsburgh Chess Open 2012

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news (via is that Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov has won the Pittsburgh Chess Open 2012. The 13th Annual Pittsburgh Open was held from March 23-25 at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree, 101 Radisson Drive, Pittsburgh. The event had 5 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500, and Under 1200.
All sections were 5 round Swiss tournaments with 3-day and 2-day schedules to play in. Grandmasters Alexander Shabalov, Tamaz Gelashviliand Alex Ivanov finished at the top of the Open Section, all concluding the race with an undefeated 4/5. However, Shabalov took the title and some additional money by finishing with the best tie-breaks. The event had a $12,000 projected prize fund with $9,000 guaranteed.

Final Standings Open Section:
GM Alexander Shabalov ($840.00), GM Tamaz Gelashvili ($756.00) and GM Alexander Ivanov ($756.00) – 4.0
4-7. FM Luuk Van Kooten ($56.00), FM Eric S Rosen ($56.00), WIM Iryna Zenyuk ($56.00) and Kevin Mo ($588.00, top U2300) – 3.5
8. Edward Song ($504.00, top U2200) – 3.0
9-13. Daniel E Malkiel, IM Maurico Arias Santana, Walker K Griggs, Edward T Dean and Joseph Mucerino Jr – 2.5 etc

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