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Friday, July 5, 2013

Parimarjan Negi Wins D.C. International Chess

12th Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Latest Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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The D.C. International Chess was held from June 27-July 1, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia. The tournament was played as a single section over nine rounds of Swiss system. 71 players took part in the competition.

Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi took a clear first place with 7,5 points, leaving the second placed Canadian IM Bindi Cheng half a point behind. Prize fund $8000: $2000-1200-800-700-600-500-400-300, top FIDE under 2300 or unrated $1000-500. The 41st Annual World Chess Open continues at the same playing venue.

Final standings:
1. GM Parimarjan Negi 2634 IND – 7.5
2. IM Bindi Cheng 2406 CAN – 7.0
3-4. GM Conrad Holt 2531 KS and FM Adarsh Jayakumar 2340 IL – 6.5
5-13. GM Gregory Kaidanov 2577 KY, GM Magesh C Panchanathan 2570 IND, IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2469 CAN, IM Daniel Fernandez 2396 TX, IM Max Cornejo 2395 PER, FM Yian Liou 2385 CA, FM Michael H Bodek 2339 NY, FM Atulya Shetty 2320 MI and Mario Alexis Arias 2130 PER – 6.0 etc

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