Washington International

The 2nd Annual Washington International was won by GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez (CUB) with a score of 7/9. By drawing his last round game against IM Michael Mulyar, GM Perez finished a half point ahead of Mulyar, GM Ilya Smirin and IM Daniel Ludwig and took home the $5000 first place prize. IM Mulyar had secured a GM Norm in the eighth round when he drew Ludwig. Ludwig earned his third GM norm with his last round draw.

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At this year's Washington International we made 30 second highlight videos for each day. Browse through them all and get a feel for the tournament.

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In addition to the PGN file will all the games from the 1st Washington International. Below is a board where you can play through any game from the tournament.

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The Washington International returns for this year to the Rockville Hilton on August 6th. We've major several changes this year such as increasing the prize fund, adding a "B" section, lowering the entrance fees, and having minimum prizes for all non-US FIDE players. You can see all the details at http://washingtoninternationalchess.org.

 

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At the end of this year's Washington International we ask the players a few questions about the tournament. We received responses from over half of the players. Below are the unedited responses.

Overall, I liked the playing conditions

Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Stongly Disagree
65% 35%      

Coments: Spacious, Good lighting

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