Tuesday, January 02, 2007

16th North American Open

16th North American Open was held on December 26-30 in Las Vegas, US. GM Hikaru Nakamura won the open section, GM Varuzhan Akobian and IM Josh Friedel have withdrawn before the last round. There were 78 participants.

Final standings (ratings are USCF):
1. GM Hikaru Nakamura (2707) with 6.0/7
2-4. GM Vadim Milov (SUI 2716), GM Zviad Izoria (2693) and GM Alexander Shabalov (2643) 5.5
5-9. GM Dmitry Gurevich (2589), GM Dashze Sharavdorj (2529), GM Pavel Blatny (2496), IM Michael Mulyar (2426) and FM Ray S. Robson (2254) with 5.0 etc

GM Hikaru Nakamura - GM Vadim Milov
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O Nbc6 7.Nxc6 Nxc6 8.f4 d6 9.Nd2 g6 10.Nf3 Bg7 11.c3 O-O 12.Qe2 Re8 13.Qf2 Qc7 14.Nh4 b5 15.Be3 Bb7 16.Rad1 Qe7 17.Bb6 Bf6 18.Nf3 e5 19.g3 Bg7 20.Bb1 Nd8 21.f5 Bf8 22.Nh4 Bc6 23.a3 Qb7 24.Ba2 g5 25.Ng6 Bxe4 26.Nxf8 d5 27.Qe3 h6 28.Nd7 1-0

GM Vadim Milov - GM Dashze Sharavdorj
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 cxd4 7.exd4 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.a3 Bd6 10.Ne4 Be7 11.Bc2 O-O 12.Qd3 Qc7 13.O-O Rd8 14.Ng5 g6 15.Qf3 Bf8 16.Rd1 Bg7 17.h4 h6 18.Ne4 Nce7 19.N4c3 Bd7 20.h5 g5 21.Nxd5 Nxd5 22.Qd3 Bb5 23.Qh7 Kf8 24.Nc3 Bc6 25.Nxd5 Rxd5 26.a4 Re8 27.b3 f5 28.Ba3 Kf7 29.Bd3 Qd7 30.Rac1 g4 31.Bc4 Qd8 32.Bxd5 Qxd5 33.Rxc6 Qxc6 34.d5 Qd7 1-0

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