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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gata Kamsky wins Las Vegas International Chess Festival 2014

Hello chess blog friends, here is some tournament chess news update via FIDE - US Chess Champion Gata Kamsky has won the Las Vegas Chess Festival 2014. The Las Vegas International Chess Festival – National Open Championship – was held 12-15th June at the Riviera Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, USA.

The Festival had eight sections: Championship, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200 and Unrated. The playing format was 6-rounds Swiss and the total prize fund was 80,000 USD.

Gata Kamsky took a clear first place with 5,0/6 points to claim the top prize of 6500 USD. A group of 13 players remained half a point behind the winner.

Final standings:
1. GM Kamsky Gata NY 2791 – 5,0
2-14. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2744, GM Gareev Timur CA 2732, GM Quesada Perez Yuniesky CUB 2727, GM Lenderman Aleksandr NY 2717, GM Kacheishvili Giorgi GEO 2667, GM Khachiyan Melikset CA 2642, GM Margvelashvili Giorgi GEO 2624, GM Finegold Benjamin P MO 2601, GM Matamoros Carlos ECU 2571, GM Gurevich Dmitry IL 2545, GM Sevillano Enrico CA 2533, FM Banawa Joel AZ 2438 and FM Landaw Julian W CA 2412 – 4.5
15-21. GM Ramirez Alejandro TX 2668, GM Chirila Ioan Cristian ROU 2631, IM Yankovsky Roman CA 2531, IM Vigorito David MA 2508, IM Bryant John Daniel CA 2489, IM Bradford Joseph TX 2451 and FM Raptis Nick-RE OR 2411 – 4,0 etc

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