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38th World Open (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Pentala Harikrishna, Gata Kamsky, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Viktor Laznicka, Ilya Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Vladimir Potkin, Evgeny Najer, Ray Robson, Samuel Shankland, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Chanda Sandipan, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Jan Gustafsson, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Ehlvest, Nick DeFirmian, Aleksandr Lenderman, Robert Lee Hess, John Fedorowicz, Mark Paragua, Falko Bindrich, Sergey Kudrin, Jiri Stocek, Alexander Ivanov, Nikola Sedlak, Alexander Stripunsky, Eugene Perelshteyn, Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, Alonso Zapata, Conrad Holt, Stefan Macak, Mesgen Amanov, Marc Tyler Arnold, Mackenzie Molner, Mikheil Kekelidze, Kidambi Sundararajan, Michael Mulyar, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Anthony Bellaiche, Vladimir Romanenko, Bryan G Smith, Steven Zierk, Martin Neubauer, Salvijus Bercys, Amon Simutowe, Tobias Hirneise, Shiyam Thavandiran, Puchen Wang, Marc Esserman, Angelo Young, Gabriel Battaglini, Raja Panjwani, Justin Sarkar, Kim Pilgaard, Yaacov Norowitz, Kassa Korley, Michal Meszaros, Vitaly Neimer, Igor Schneider, Kazim Gulamali, Howard Chen, Robby Adamson, Alec S Getz, Nelson Castaneda, Adarsh Jayakumar, Shinsaku Uesugi, Andrew Nathaniel Shvartsman, Dov Gorman, Alisa Melekhina, Liam Henry, William J Aramil, Luis A Baquero, Michael Thaler, Chris J Mabe, Jeffrey Haskel, Stephen J Barrett, Gerald Bailleau, Paul Fielding, Boris Reichstein, Nitai Leve, Sylvester Smarty, McKinley Tan, Bingjie Liu Chess Event Description
38th World Open (2010)

The 38th installment of the event took place at Valley Forge during their Independence Day week's celebrations. Viktor Laznicka emerged victorious.

Previous: World Open (2009) (37th installment).

Next: 39th World Open (2011)

References: (1)

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Pilgaard vs F Vallejo Pons  0-130 2010 38th World OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. Onischuk vs Mulyar  1-030 2010 38th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. S Thavandiran vs Ganguly  ½-½56 2010 38th World OpenB44 Sicilian
4. E Najer vs N Castaneda  1-048 2010 38th World OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. R Hess vs M Tan 1-044 2010 38th World OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Shabalov vs S Macak 1-021 2010 38th World OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. M Arnold vs Lenderman 0-147 2010 38th World OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
8. M Molner vs Smirin 0-130 2010 38th World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. M Meszaros vs M Panchanathan  0-135 2010 38th World OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
10. B G Smith vs V Laznicka 0-147 2010 38th World OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Sedlak vs D Gorman 1-028 2010 38th World OpenE97 King's Indian
12. A Jayakumar vs Y Norowitz  0-149 2010 38th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
13. B Reichstein vs S Bercys  0-129 2010 38th World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
14. Kamsky vs A Bellaiche 1-029 2010 38th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
15. A Shvartsman vs G Kacheishvili  ½-½66 2010 38th World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Harikrishna vs F Bindrich 1-060 2010 38th World OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Zapata vs E Najer  ½-½46 2010 38th World OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
18. McShane vs Onischuk 1-046 2010 38th World OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
19. F Vallejo Pons vs J Gustafsson 1-073 2010 38th World OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. Potkin vs G Battaglini  1-047 2010 38th World OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. McShane vs Harikrishna ½-½85 2010 38th World OpenB54 Sicilian
22. M Panchanathan vs J Haskel 1-036 2010 38th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. C Sandipan vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½32 2010 38th World OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
24. A Zapata vs Ganguly 0-134 2010 38th World OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Van Wely vs S Thavandiran  1-031 2010 38th World OpenD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-06-10  hellopolgar: Viktor Laznicka is the guy that knocked moro out of the world cup 2009...he is still young and has a lot of room to grow, looks like a future 2700+ imo.
Jul-07-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Jul-07-10  turbo231: According to Nakamura's website he was scheduled to play in this tournament, but he didn't.

I wonder what happened to cause him not to play? He should play in more tournaments, even if they are only minor ones, Kamsky does.

They say he has a sponsor now. That guy in Saint Louis I think his name is Rex.

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  Tabanus: World Open (Valley Forge, USA) 29 June - 5 July 2010, final ranking crosstable:

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  HeMateMe: Why didn't LeBron come here? He could be "King of King of Prussia"! hehehehe
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  al wazir: Does Laznicka always win on opponents' blunders? What is his secret, hypnosis?
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  whiteshark: <King of Prussia> Help! Did I miss in recent European history?
Jul-15-10  unsound: <whiteshark> No, but whoever set up the pub that bore the name did. Blame poor market research.
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  whiteshark: <unsound> Thanks a lot!

So it is Marketing, getting the right products to the right persons.

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  GrahamClayton: I was amazed to see Surya Ganguly and Luke McShane using a rolled-up plastic board that wasn't even sitting flat on the table! Surely a tournament with the title of the "World Open" can afford decent chess sets!
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