5th Annual Philadelphia Open
April 20-24, 2011
The 5th Annual Philadelphia Open was held as usual over the Easter weekend from April 20-24, 2011, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia.
The Open Section was won by Georgian Grandmaster, Tamaz Gelashvili, who finished with 7.5/9. Gelashvili recovered from his Swiss Gambit draw with IM Jay Bonin in round 1 to top the 105 player section.
Gelashvili won four in a row in rounds 2 through 5 including critical victories over GMs Nikola Mitkov and Eugene Perelshteyn lifting him to the top of the standings with GM Julio Becerra. A quick draw with Becerra followed by victories in round 7 and 8 left Gelashvili in clear first going into the last round, half a point ahead of Becerra. A tough draw in the final round with GM Jiri Stocek was enough to seal the title after Becerra could only draw with Perelshteyn.
Luke Harmon-Vellotti scored an IM norm, which he had secured after his round 7 victory over GM Mikheil Kekelidze.
The final standings for all sections are now posted.
Please select from one of the following links to get more information regarding the 2011 Philadelphia Open:
- Tournament Information – Schedules, prizes, entry fees, hotel, etc.
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