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🏆 Philadelphia Open (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Gata Kamsky, Samuel Shankland, Ray Robson, Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest, Nick de Firmian, Mark Paragua, Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin, Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov, Alexander Yevgenyevich Stripunsky, Alonso Zapata, Joshua E Friedel, Jake Kleiman, Mikheil Kekelidze, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Vladimir Romanenko, Amon Simutowe, John Bartholomew, Angelo Young, Yurij Lapshun, Siddharth Ravichandran, Justin Sarkar, Jay R Bonin, Arthur Shen, Thomas J Bartell, Emory Tate, Erik F Santarius, Mladen Vucic, Ilye Figler, Andrew Karklins, Mauricio Uribe, Christopher Wu, Alec S Getz, David A Hua, Michael Langer, Shinsaku Uesugi, Dov Gorman, Iryna Zenyuk, Oladapo Oluto Adu, Alexander Solomon Barnett, Ravshan Khamroev, William J Aramil, Michael Thaler, Luis Manuel Belliard Alonzo, Paul Vianna, Vadim Kudryavtsev, Sohrab Samimi, Kenneth Holroyd, Stephen Sandager, Stuart Finney, Julian M Chan, Manuel Valerio Nieto, Andrew Ding, Mike Lucente, Segev Weiss, Darrian Robinson, George Tom, Andre Harding, Peter Hess, E Rodriguez Chess Event Description
Philadelphia Open (2010)

Kamsky, Robson, Stripunsky and Kudrin split a little over ~$3400 apiece (+ a slight bonus to Kamsky) and tie-breaks of 1st-4th for their efforts of scoring 7/9 total points each.

Website: (leaderboard), (source pgn file with 78 total games).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Langer vs G Tom  1-0302010Philadelphia OpenB32 Sicilian
2. C Wu vs Shabalov  0-1612010Philadelphia OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. P Vianna vs D Hua 1-0222010Philadelphia OpenA04 Reti Opening
4. S Sandager vs Kamsky 0-1262010Philadelphia OpenD85 Grunfeld
5. V Romanenko vs S Samimi  1-0362010Philadelphia OpenE92 King's Indian
6. P Hess vs L Belliard Alonzo  0-1392010Philadelphia OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. J Bartholomew vs J M Chan  ½-½452010Philadelphia OpenA90 Dutch
8. Stripunsky vs E Santarius 1-0392010Philadelphia OpenA13 English
9. Segev Weiss vs I Zenyuk ½-½642010Philadelphia OpenA48 King's Indian
10. A Zapata vs P Vianna  0-1552010Philadelphia OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
11. O Adu vs J Friedel  0-1412010Philadelphia OpenA20 English
12. Ehlvest vs T Bartell  ½-½412010Philadelphia OpenE17 Queen's Indian
13. I Figler vs Stripunsky  0-1372010Philadelphia OpenA09 Reti Opening
14. A Getz vs S Ravichandran 1-0352010Philadelphia OpenB01 Scandinavian
15. Robson vs S Uesugi 1-0542010Philadelphia OpenB33 Sicilian
16. V Romanenko vs J Kleiman  ½-½312010Philadelphia OpenE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
17. P Vianna vs R Hungaski  0-1582010Philadelphia OpenA15 English
18. Angelo Young vs Kamsky 0-1402010Philadelphia OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. Shabalov vs M Thaler  ½-½332010Philadelphia OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. E Rodriguez vs Ehlvest 0-1332010Philadelphia OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
21. W J Aramil vs Alexander V Ivanov  ½-½242010Philadelphia OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Barnett vs Robson  0-1472010Philadelphia OpenB83 Sicilian
23. L Belliard Alonzo vs V Romanenko  0-1462010Philadelphia OpenE12 Queen's Indian
24. A Ding vs S Sandager 0-1272010Philadelphia OpenD85 Grunfeld
25. J Friedel vs D Gorman  ½-½662010Philadelphia OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-09-10  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!! Philidelphia Open!!!

goodjob by Kamsky.

Apr-09-10  laskersteinitz: Kamsky will play the loser of the Anand-Topalov match in the first round of the next Candidates tournament. He needs to stay on top of his game as much as possible. Winning tournaments like these is expected, but still quite impressive and a good omen.
Apr-09-10  laskersteinitz: A heartfelt thank you to for posting this tournament!
Apr-09-10  HowDoesTheHorsieMove: A news report from the Philippines states that Kamsky edged out Robson, Stripunsky and Kudrin on tie-break points.
Apr-09-10  laskersteinitz: That's correct. It's not clear what tie-break system was used though. (
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  Tabanus: Philadelphia Open (USA) 31 March - 4 April 2010, final ranking crosstable:

Apr-14-10  mikejaqua: Actually this looked like a rather poor performance by Kamsky. Four draws in 9 games, against opponents rated more than 100 point lower than him? Not impressive. His Rp was 2663 if I read it right. That's not gonna get him anywhere against Anand or Topa.
Apr-14-10  waustad: If it was SB, it might make a big difference where he started and when the first draws were. Robson started as the 5th rated and drew a his first game one round earlier, so Kamsky did a little better on tiebreaks by playing opponents who were ranked a little higher at several points during the tournament.
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