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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, Sam Shankland, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Evgeny Najer, Viktor Laznicka, Ilia Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Vladimir Potkin, Ray Robson, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Sandipan Chanda, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Jan Gustafsson, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Ehlvest, Aleksandr Lenderman, Nick de Firmian, Robert Hess, John Fedorowicz, Mark Paragua, Falko Bindrich, Nikola Sedlak, Sergey Kudrin, Jiri Stocek, Alexander Ivanov, Alexander Stripunsky, Conrad Holt, Eugene Perelshteyn, Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, Alonso Zapata, Stefan Macak, Mesgen Amanov, Marc Tyler Arnold, Mackenzie Molner, Mikheil Kekelidze, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Sundararajan Kidambi, Michael Mulyar, Gabriel Flom (Battaglini), Steven Zierk, Anthony Bellaiche, Vladimir Romanenko, Bryan G Smith, Martin Neubauer, Salvijus Bercys, Amon Simutowe, Tobias Hirneise, Shiyam Thavandiran, Puchen Wang, Marc Esserman, Angelo Young, 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, Daniel F Leach III, 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)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 163  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Neubauer vs D F Leach III  ½-½54201038th World OpenE92 King's Indian
2. K Pilgaard vs F Vallejo Pons  0-130201038th World OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. Onischuk vs M Mulyar  1-030201038th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. S Thavandiran vs Ganguly  ½-½56201038th World OpenB44 Sicilian
5. E Najer vs N Castaneda  1-048201038th World OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. F Vallejo Pons vs J Gustafsson 1-073201038th World OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. McShane vs Onischuk 1-046201038th World OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
8. A Zapata vs E Najer  ½-½46201038th World OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. Harikrishna vs F Bindrich 1-060201038th World OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Kamsky vs A Bellaiche 1-029201038th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. B G Smith vs V Laznicka 0-147201038th World OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Potkin vs G Flom (Battaglini)  1-047201038th World OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. M Molner vs Smirin 0-130201038th World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
14. M Arnold vs Lenderman 0-147201038th World OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Shabalov vs S Macak 1-021201038th World OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
16. M Meszaros vs M Panchanathan  0-135201038th World OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
17. R Hess vs McKinley Tan 1-044201038th World OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Sedlak vs D Gorman 1-028201038th World OpenE97 King's Indian
19. A Jayakumar vs Y Norowitz  0-149201038th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
20. B Reichstein vs S Bercys  0-129201038th World OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. A Shvartsman vs G Kacheishvili  ½-½66201038th World OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. S Chanda vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½32201038th World OpenD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. McShane vs Harikrishna ½-½85201038th World OpenB54 Sicilian
24. A Zapata vs Ganguly 0-134201038th World OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Van Wely vs S Thavandiran  1-031201038th 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?
Jul-15-10  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.
Aug-06-10  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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