World Open 2010

World Open 2010
June 29-July 5, 2010, Valley Forge, PA

The World Open 2010 took place from June 29 to July 5, 2010 at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza.

Czech Grandmaster Viktor Laznicka finished at the top of the standings with 7½/9, winning $17,413!

Laznicka started the tournament with 6 wins, leaving him a clear point ahead of the field at that stage. Rounds 7 and 8 were fairly peaceful draws while the final half-point needed to take the title was scored in a complex fight against GM Loek Van Wely in Round 9.

Finishing half-point behind the leader were GMs Pentala Harikrishna, Ilya Smirin and Luke McShane, who each won $5028.67 for their efforts.

FM Conrad Holt managed to hold on to score an IM norm despite finishing the event with just half-point in his final 4 rounds. This was achieved thanks to his great start to the event where he scored 4/5, including scoring 3/4 against GM opposition!

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Philadelphia International 2010
June 25-29, 2010, Valley Forge, PA

The Philadelphia International 2010 was won by IM Bryan Smith who finished on 7/9, a half-point ahead of five other players. Smith was unfortunately a victim of his own success as he missed out on a GM norm having failed to have played against the 3 GMs required.

However, FM Farai Mandizha and Amanda Mateer both put in great performances and managed to play against the necessary opponents for them to score IM and WIM norms respectively.

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World Open 2010 Side Events

As part of the World Open festival, various other events take place from June 25-July 5.

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