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Friday, August 3, 2012

Gata Kamsky Wins Inaugural Washington Chess International

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Gata Kamsky has won the inaugural Washington Chess International with a first prize of $5000. Going into the last round, Kamsky was tied for first with Alex Onischuk and Timur Gareev. All three players had already played each other, leading to pairings with the lower score group. 

Onischuk and Gareev were only able to draw with Sergei Azarov and Tamaz Gelashvili respectively. But Kamsky won his last round game against Joel Benjamin for a clear first. 

Alexander Shabalov won his last round game against Mikheil Kekelidze to join Onischuk and Gareev in a tie for second. Each of these three won $2000. More information is available at the official website:

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