Washington International

 

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Going into the last round of the 5th Washington International four players were tied with 6/8 (GM Kamsky, GM Holt, GM Moradiabadi, and IM Kiewra) closley followed by five players a half a point behind and it looked like for the first time there would not be a sole winner of the title. But, in the end the only player in the top score group able to win their game was GM Elshan Moradiabadi giving him sole first place and $4000. Five players were equal second, GM Ilya Smirin, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Conrad Holt, IM Keaton Kiewra, and IM Arthur Shen earning them all $1190.

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Heading into the last round of the 4th Annual Washington International, the race for A section champion was down to just two players. After starting out 4-0, GM Gata Kamsky had drawn three games out of four, allowing GM Arun Prasad Subramanian (IND), whom he defeated in round 3, to join him in the lead with a score of 6.5. A full point behind the leaders at 5.5 were GM Sergei Azarov (BEL), GM Michael Roiz (ISR), GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR), IM Akshat Chandra (USA), FM Ruifeng Li (USA), and FM Nicolas Checa (USA). Kamsky's last round apponent was Li who had already earned an IM norm and only needed a draw to get a GM norm. Li's problems were that Kamsky needed a win to ensure at least a tie for first and that Kamsky had white.

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The 3rd Annual Washington International was held from August 9-14 in Rockville, MD. GM Sergei Azarov (BLR) won the A section with a score of 7/9 and took home the $4000 first place prize. A full point behind the winner, six players tied for 2nd: GM Yaroslav Zherebukh (UKR), GM Ioan Cristian Chirila (ROU), IM Akshat Chandra (USA), IM Samuel Sevian (USA), IM Levan Bregadze (GEO), and IM Justin Sarkar (USA).

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SwissSys Standings. washintl: A

# Name Rtng Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Tot Prize
1 GM Kamsky, Gata 2670 USA W53 W15 W3 W7 D4 D5 W6 D2 W11 7.5 4000.00
2 GM Roiz, Michael 2595 ISR W48 W16 D9 L11 W17 D8 W14 D1 W3 6.5 1500.00
3 GM Subramanian, Arun Prasad 2503 IND W25 W40 L1 W10 W19 D4 W7 W5 L2 6.5 1500.00
4 GM Azarov, Sergei 2602 BEL W24 D17 W44 W6 D1 D3 D5 D11 D8 6.0 650.00
5 GM Sevian, Samuel 2553 USA W14 D44 W18 W17 D11 D1 D4 L3 W15 6.0 650.00
6 GM Steingrimsson, Hedinn 2550 ISL W32 W10 D11 L4 W16 W21 L1 D9 W19 6.0 650.00
7 GM Mikhalevski, Victor 2526 ISR W33 W23 W50 L1 W9 W11 L3 D8 D10 6.0 650.00
8 IM Chandra, Akshat 2496 USA L26 W54 W38 D16 W22 D2 W15 D7 D4 6.0 650.00
9 IM Yang, Darwin 2465 USA W31 W13 D2 D12 L7 D15 W17 D6 W18 6.0 650.00
10 FM Checa, Nicolas De 2362 USA W47 L6 W41 L3 W45 W20 D12 W21 D7 6.0 650.00
11 FM Li, Ruifeng 2408 USA W27 W26 D6 W2 D5 L7 W18 D4 L1 5.5  
12 IM Eggleston, David J 2392 ENG W54 D38 D45 D9 D18 W23 D10 D19 D16 5.5  
13 FM Song, Michael 2319 CAN W39 L9 L43 W55 W29 L18 D23 W42 W22 5.5  
14 IM Ruiz C, Joshua D 2390 COL L5 W30 D20 W45 D31 W40 L2 L18 W32 5.0  
15 IM Tang, Andrew 2387 USA W30 L1 W33 D22 W50 D9 L8 W32 L5 5.0  
16 Sorkin, Igor 2378 ISR W35 L2 W26 D8 L6 W44 L19 W31 D12 5.0  
17 IM Viswanadha, Kesav 2366 USA W36 D4 W29 L5 L2 W24 L9 W38 D20 5.0  
18 Sheng, Joshua 2363 USA D41 W55 L5 W32 D12 W13 L11 W14 L9 5.0  
19 FM Shetty, Atulya 2357 USA D55 W52 D21 W43 L3 D31 W16 D12 L6 5.0  
20 FM Wheeler, Cameron 2321 USA L38 W28 D14 D24 W33 L10 W43 D22 D17 5.0  
21 GM Bakre, Tejas 2449 IND D34 W49 D19 D50 W44 L6 D31 L10 D26 4.5  
22 Hilby, Craig 2366 USA D52 D41 W36 D15 L8 D43 W40 D20 L13 4.5  
23 IM Mandizha, Farai 2344 ZIM W37 L7 D48 D29 W42 L12 D13 D28 D25 4.5  
24 FM Zhang, Yuanchen 2314 CAN L4 D46 W35 D20 D43 L17 D30 W39 D28 4.5  
25 FM Getz, Shelby D 2286 USA L3 D39 D55 D41 D38 D37 W29 D26 D23 4.5 275.00
26 FM Song, Edward 2284 USA W8 L11 L16 L42 D37 W49 W47 D25 D21 4.5 275.00
27 Pandya, Karma 2256 IND L11 L56 D30 D47 D55 D35 D39 W49 W42 4.5 275.00
28 King, Alexander B 2245 USA L43 L20 D37 D52 D34 W55 W41 D23 D24 4.5 275.00
29 Jacobson, Brandon 2202 USA H--- W51 L17 D23 L13 D39 L25 W48 W40 4.5 275.00
30 IM Arjun, Vishnuvardh 2199 IND L15 L14 D27 W53 D39 D38 D24 W46 D33 4.5 275.00
31 FM Wang, Kevin 2319 USA L9 D35 W52 W38 D14 D19 D21 L16 U--- 4.0  
32 FM Panchanatham, Vignesh 2297 USA L6 W37 D51 L18 D41 W36 W44 L15 L14 4.0  
33 Wang, Qibiao 2291 CHN L7 W42 L15 W39 L20 D47 D46 D36 D30 4.0  
34 FM Pressman, Leif 2276 USA D21 L45 L46 D35 D28 D42 D49 W47 D36 4.0  
35 WFM Yu, Jennifer R 2193 USA L16 D31 L24 D34 D52 D27 W53 D40 D38 4.0  
36 Zhu, Hong Rui 2189 CAN L17 W53 L22 D51 D48 L32 B--- D33 D34 4.0  
37 Nydick, Brandon 2135 USA L23 L32 D28 W49 D26 D25 H--- H--- H--- 4.0  
38 Cuarta, Braulio 2129 CUB W20 D12 L8 L31 D25 D30 W45 L17 D35 4.0  
39 Lowinger, Daniel 2112 USA L13 D25 W49 L33 D30 D29 D27 L24 W44 4.0  
40 GM Kaufman, Lawrence 2320 USA W42 L3 H--- W46 H--- L14 L22 D35 L29 3.5  
41 Song, Terry Guannan 2166 CAN D18 D22 L10 D25 D32 D45 L28 B--- U--- 3.5  
42 Zheng, Andrew 2121 USA L40 L33 W54 W26 L23 D34 W48 L13 L27 3.5  
43 IM Ippolito, Dean 2389 USA W28 L50 W13 L19 D24 D22 L20 U--- U--- 3.0  
44 FM Shankar, Gauri 2365 IND W46 D5 L4 W48 L21 L16 L32 D45 L39 3.0  
45 FM Brodsky, David 2275 USA D51 W34 D12 L14 L10 D41 L38 D44 U--- 3.0  
46 FM Kumar, Aravind 2182 USA L44 D24 W34 L40 D51 D48 D33 L30 U--- 3.0  
47 Eswaran, Ashritha 2156 USA L10 L48 D53 D27 W54 D33 L26 L34 D49 3.0  
48 Balakrishnan, Praveen 2309 USA L2 W47 D23 L44 D36 D46 L42 L29 U--- 2.5  
49 Jacobson, Aaron 2231 USA H--- L21 L39 L37 W53 L26 D34 L27 D47 2.5  
50 Applebaum, Andy F 2103 USA W56 W43 L7 D21 L15 U--- U--- U--- U--- 2.5  
51 FM Bodek, Michael H 2427 USA D45 L29 D32 D36 D46 U--- U--- U--- U--- 2.0  
52 WFM Ulrich, Rachel J 2184 USA D22 L19 L31 D28 D35 D54 U--- U--- U--- 2.0  
53 FM Gorti, Akshita 2314 USA L1 L36 D47 L30 L49 B--- L35 U--- U--- 1.5  
54 Tarhon, Brian 2248 ENG L12 L8 L42 B--- L47 D52 U--- U--- U--- 1.5  
55 Niemann, Hans Moke 2142 USA D19 L18 D25 L13 D27 L28 U--- U--- U--- 1.5  
56 Phillips, Jeff Phi 2047 USA L50 W27 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  

SwissSys Standings. washintl: B

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Tot Prize
1 Zhou, Ziwen 2161 W23 D12 W11 W9 W4 D2 D3 5.5 1500.00
2 Jose, Franco Monce 2134 W24 W30 W5 D3 W6 D1 D4 5.5 1500.00
3 Sinha, Sahil 2197 W15 D8 W33 D2 W7 D5 D1 5.0 166.67
4 Huang, Andy 2194 W22 W13 D7 W10 L1 W9 D2 5.0 166.67
5 Steincamp, Isaac K 2037 W31 W6 L2 W16 W18 D3 D7 5.0 166.67
6 Xanthos, Constanti 2200 W20 L5 W22 W33 L2 D15 W11 4.5  
7 Tang, Arthur 2090 W25 W14 D4 D18 L3 W19 D5 4.5  
8 Jian, Alex 2002 W26 D3 L9 W13 H--- D14 W20 4.5  
9 Mao, Andrew 1906 W35 D18 W8 L1 W10 L4 W21 4.5 1000.00
10 Slack, David Richm 2028 D17 W34 W36 L4 L9 D16 W24 4.0  
11 Hiban, Josh 1990 W27 H--- L1 W36 D15 W17 L6 4.0  
12 Deng, Leon 1981 W28 D1 L18 W20 L19 W32 D14 4.0  
13 Chiu, Isaac 1956 W32 L4 W24 L8 D21 W25 D15 4.0  
14 Nath, Sathish R 1884 W37 L7 W25 H--- H--- D8 D12 4.0  
15 Hafiz, Ahmed 1838 L3 W26 W37 D19 D11 D6 D13 4.0  
16 Molodtsov, Konstantin 1795 L18 W35 W30 L5 D32 D10 W23 4.0 250.00
17 Al-hariri, Saad 1754 D10 L36 D34 W22 W33 L11 W32 4.0 250.00
18 Shih, Matthew 2117 W16 D9 W12 D7 L5 D21 U--- 3.5  
19 Senft, Sean 2058 W21 L33 W23 D15 W12 L7 U--- 3.5  
20 Tan, Richard T 1844 L6 W31 D21 L12 W36 W27 L8 3.5  
21 Hontz, Justin Will 1764 L19 W38 D20 W30 D13 D18 L9 3.5  
22 Prem, Pranav 1813 L4 W27 L6 L17 W34 D24 D26 3.0  
23 Guo, Bradley 1806 L1 W28 L19 D34 H--- W31 L16 3.0  
24 Hu, Pinyi 1796 L2 W32 L13 W28 D27 D22 L10 3.0  
25 Burke, Dennis 1791 L7 W29 L14 W37 H--- L13 H--- 3.0  
26 Veluvolu, Vinay Da 1691 L8 L15 L32 D29 W28 W37 D22 3.0  
27 Cao, Claire 1664 L11 L22 W38 W31 D24 L20 H--- 3.0  
28 Zheng, Zhi Kevin 1625 L12 L23 W29 L24 L26 W38 W35 3.0  
29 WCM Eswaran, Aksithi 1600 L30 L25 L28 D26 D35 B--- W34 3.0  
30 Menon, Vishal 1925 W29 L2 L16 L21 H--- H--- H--- 2.5  
31 Ou, Brandon 1762 L5 L20 W35 L27 D37 L23 W38 2.5  
32 Nair, Siddhant 1615 L13 L24 W26 W38 D16 L12 L17 2.5  
33 Olufemi, George 1863 W38 W19 L3 L6 L17 U--- U--- 2.0  
34 Auman, Alan 1600 D36 L10 D17 D23 L22 D35 L29 2.0  
35 Covey, Theodore De 1590 L9 L16 L31 B--- D29 D34 L28 2.0  
36 Malcolm, Douglas M 1929 D34 W17 L10 L11 L20 U--- U--- 1.5  
37 Gutierrez, Mario 1497 L14 B--- L15 L25 D31 L26 U--- 1.5  
38 Abrham, Dawit unr. L33 L21 L27 L32 B--- L28 L31 1.0  
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