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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cardinal Chess Open Ohio: GM Andre Diamant Wins Clear First

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Hi everyone,
The 36th Cardinal Open Chess Tournament took place on 25-27th January at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2886 Airport Dr, Columbus, Ohio. The event was held in five sections: Open (FIDE rated), U2100, U1800, U1500, U1300. All sections were played over five rounds of Swiss system, according to a Fide chess tournament news report.

A total of 190 players competed. GM Andre Diamant took a clear first place in the Open section among 42 participants.

The U2100 section had 37 players. Manis Davidovich (USA, 2049) is the winner with 4,5/5 points.

The U1800 section featured 52 players. Tom Rosenbaum (1604 USCF) completed the race with perfect score of 5/5 points to take the top prize of $700.

The U1500 section had 30 players. Matthew Yuan (1465 USCF) won the group with 4,5/5 points.

The U1300 section had 41 players. Michael Giglio (1204 USCF) and Ayush Sunkad (1055 USCF) shared the first place with 4,5/5 points each.

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