21st Chicago Open
May 24-28, 2012
The 21st Annual Chicago Open was held May 24-28, 2012, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.
The Open Section was won by Armenian GM Gabriel Sargissian, who finished undefeated with 7/9. A crucial 8th round win over GM Tamaz Gelashvili followed by a draw in the final round against GM Mesgen Amanov secured at least a share of first place. GMs Robert Hess and Milos Perunovic, the only other people capable of sharing the spoils, were unable to beat GMs Yury Shulman and Michael Adams respectively, leaving Sargissian all alone at the top.
IM Daniel Ludwig finished in joint 2nd-8th with 6½/9, scoring a GM norm, as well as taking the top U2500 prize, FM Kayden Troff finished with 5/9, scoring an IM norm and Sarah Chiang finished with 4½/9, scoring a WIM norm.
Final standings, with prizes, are now posted for all sections.
Please select from one of the following links to get more information regarding the 2012 Chicago Open:
- Tournament Information – Schedules, prizes, entry fees, hotel, etc.
- Final Standings
- Replay Games/Download PGN