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34th World Open Tournament

Gata Kamsky7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Yoshiharu Habu6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Joel Benjamin6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Eugene Perelshteyn6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Joshua E Friedel6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Giovanni Vescovi6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
James M Critelli6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Benjamin Finegold6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Merab Gagunashvili6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Lars Bo Hansen6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Thomas Roussel-Roozmon5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Timothy Taylor5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Stephen Muhammad5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
John Fedorowicz4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
William Paschall4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Evgeny Najer4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Alexander Ivanov4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Michael Mulyar4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[games]
Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Magesh Chandran Panchanathan4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Tatev Abrahamyan4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
John Bartholomew4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Dronavalli Harika4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[games]
Ildar Ibragimov4.5/5(+4 -0 =1)[games]
Justin Sarkar4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Jiri Stocek4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Jaan Ehlvest4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Giorgi Kacheishvili4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Julio Becerra Rivero4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
(213 players total; 181 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
34th World Open (2006)

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"The 34th Annual World Open in Philadelphia, held June 28 to July 4, ended in a nine-way tie for first. Gata Kamsky won the title in a blitz playoff over Vadim Milov of Switzerland. The other seven were Ildar Ibragimov, Jaan Ehlvest, Leonid Yudasin, Alexander Ivanov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz and Joel Benjamin."

Source: Robert Byrne in The New York Times, July 23, 2006.

Next: World Open (2007)

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 404  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smirin vs E Varshavsky 0-157200634th World OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. G Swathi vs C Cadman  1-018200634th World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. T Magar vs M Zlotnikov  0-140200634th World OpenE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. E Najer vs T Batchimeg 1-014200634th World OpenD85 Grunfeld
5. A Samuelson vs V Akobian 0-117200634th World OpenB07 Pirc
6. Benjamin vs C Acor  1-035200634th World OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
7. Ftacnik vs T Battsetseg  1-033200634th World OpenE97 King's Indian
8. C Onyekwere vs Nakamura 0-155200634th World OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. B Finegold vs E N Cooke  1-037200634th World OpenE61 King's Indian
10. L Murzin vs E Perelshteyn  0-147200634th World OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. J Hanken vs A Florean  0-139200634th World OpenA25 English
12. F La Rota vs Kamsky 0-162200634th World OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. N Yap vs A Ivanov ½-½44200634th World OpenB06 Robatsch
14. L B Hansen vs P Bierkens  1-037200634th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. D Filipovich vs Ganguly  0-130200634th World OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. D Antic vs W J Aramil 0-120200634th World OpenE97 King's Indian
17. C Cadman vs J Friedel  0-156200634th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. Fedorowicz vs M W Dejmek  ½-½21200634th World OpenA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
19. A Simutowe vs J Critelli 0-129200634th World OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Hansen vs S Muhammad  0-151200634th World OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
21. J Sarkar vs W Hook  1-040200634th World OpenE73 King's Indian
22. D Levine vs S Peric  0-142200634th World OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. J Bick vs T Bartell  1-026200634th World OpenE70 King's Indian
24. C Airapetian vs J Bonin  ½-½17200634th World OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. I Zenyuk vs Y Habu  0-149200634th World OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Jul-06-06  jperr75108: The time controls were different the usual time control was 40/120 G/60 but the 3 day and 4 day had shorter time controls at the beginning of the tournament. I played two games of G/75. That was the four day. I think the three day had 3 or 4 games at G/60.
Jul-06-06  s4life: Thanks for the info ;)
Jul-07-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Hey didn't someone in our community participate in this tournament?
Jul-07-06  Necessary Truths: I did, but in the U18 section.
Jul-07-06  geraldo8187: I did as well, but in the U12 section
Jul-07-06  geraldo8187: <jperr75108> if i'm not mistaken, all three days had five games at g/45 the first day
Jul-07-06  harcee sarmiento: i also did... BUT IN MY DREAMS.
Jul-07-06  southpawjinx: I was there and played in the U1200 section. Here is one of my games from the tournament.

R. Watson (960) W
D. Hirsch (1132)B

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nf6
3. d4 d6
4. Nc3 Be7
5. Bc4 Bd7
6. Be3 0-0
7. Qd2 c6
8. dxe5 dxe5
9. Nxe5 b5
10. Nxd7 bxc4
11. Nxf8 Qxf8
12. 0-0-0 Nbd7
13. f3 Rd8
14. Qe2 Bb4
15. Qxc4 c5
16. a3 Ba5
17. Nd5 Nxd5
18. exd5 Nb6
19. Qxc5 Qxc5
20. Bxc5 Nxd5
21. Bxa7 h6
22. c4 Nf6
23. Rxd8+ Bxd8
24. Rd1 Be7
25. b4 Kh7
26. Bc5 Bxc5
27. bxc5 Ne8
28. a4 Nc7
29. Rd7 Na6
30. c6 Kg8
31. c7 Nxc7
32. Rxc7 1-0

This was a fun tournament that I recommend everyone play in.

Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <southpawjinx> nice exchange to win a pawn on moves 8/9, trading a knight for a rook is always good.

And then your opponent allowed you to grab all the Q-side pawns! But, you already have 2R + B vs. his R + N + B.

Good game!!! =)

(By the way, how come you went from U14 HB Global to U12??)

Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <southpawjinx> Nevermind, I did not know that HB did not have a U12 section. Just looked it up. =)
Jul-07-06  s4life: Was there a women's section?
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <s4life> No, everyone plays together.
Jul-07-06  jperr75108: Heres a game I played in the U1800 in the second round. Got a little lucky. It was a good tournament, although I messed up a few good positions. (Ill save myself embarassment and post one of my better more interesting ones)

[Event "World Open"]
[White "Robertson"]
[Black "Perrotta"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. exf5 Bxf5 12. c3 Rc8 13. Qf3 Qg5 14. Ne3 Be6 15. Nac2 f5 16. Be2 h5 17. h4 Qg6 18. O-O-O f4 19. Bd3 Qf7 20. Be4 Na5 21. b4 fxe3 22. Qxf7+ Bxf7 23. bxa5 Rxc3 24. Kb2 Rc5 25. Nxe3 b4 26. Bd5 Rxa5 27. Bxf7+ Kxf7 28. Nc4 Rc5 29. Nxd6+ Bxd6 30. Rxd6 a5 31. Rc1 Rhc8 32. Rxc5 Rxc5 33. Kb3 Rc3+ 34. Kb2 Rc5 35. Rd3 Ke6 36. Kb3 e4 37. Re3 Kf5 38. f3 exf3 39. gxf3 Kf4 40. Rd3 Rc3+ 41. Rxc3 bxc3 42. Kxc3 Kxf3 43. Kd3 Kg4 44. Ke4 Kxh4 45. Kf4 Kh3 46. Kf3 Kh2 47. Kf2 a4 48. a3 h4 49. Kf1 Kg3 50. Kg1 Kf3 51. Kh2 Ke3 52. Kh3 Kd3 53. Kxh4 Kc3 0-1

Jul-08-06  Atking: I note that the 2 best players of the world of Shogi (Mr Habu and Mr Moriuchi) were playing the World Open ! I think it is the first time that these champions plaid the same open. They plaid quite well indeed.
Jul-08-06  Dionyseus: <Atking> Indeed. Mr. Habu finished 38th, only a point behind the winner. Mr. Moriuchi finished 88, two points behind the winner.
Jul-08-06  Knight13: This guy's killing: Very likely he's gonna be number 1 on top list!
Jul-09-06  chess champion 8: Did Topalov or Magnus Carlsen play in this tournament?
Jul-10-06  southpawjinx: <chess champion 8> Neither of them played in this tournament.
Jul-10-06  jperr75108: Habu also made an IM norm.
Jul-15-06  rustamrocks: Great performance by Kamsky. After M-Tel and Turin Olympiad, he continues to amaze the chess world.
Jul-18-06  rjsolcruz: IM Sevillano has bested at least 15 GMs in this big event. I hope he can be with the RP Team in the next Olympiad.
Mar-19-07  geraldo8187: is anybody from the chessgames community planning to attend the 35th world open in july? i will be playing in the U1600 section.
Mar-21-07  geraldo8187: actually, depending on how many tournaments i play in before july, i could very well be in the U1400 section, however doubtful, or quite possibly the U1800 section.
Jun-22-07  Bob726: <Geraldo8187> Hey, i'll be there in the U1600 section. I'll see you there if you go to the U1600 section.
Jun-22-07  AVA: ill be in U2000 or U2200 section
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