Thursday, October 11, 2012

IM Andranik Matikozyan sweeps through Los Angeles Open

The 9th Annual Los Angeles Open was held from October 5-7, 2012 at the Sheraton Four Points LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, California.

The event had a $15,000 projected prize fund (based on 200 entries) with $10,000 guaranteed.

The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. Each section had either 3-day (October 5-7) or 2-day (October 6-7) schedules to play in.

IM Andranik Matikozyan certainly discovered some great moves on Columbus Day Weekend! The wind was clearly at his back as he swept through a field of four Masters (including 2 IMs), racing to a 2751 performance rating, before trimming his sails with a last round draw against US Women’s Olympian WGM Tatev Abrahamyan to breeze to a first place finish, a whole point ahead of the rest of the galleon. He won the $1,498 First Prize, plus the additional $75 bonus prize for finishing clear first.

IM Roman Yakovsky tied for 2nd with Abrahamyan and California Master Shijie Chen - they each won $499.

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