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.
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.
The 1st Annual Washington International was held July 28 - Aug 1 just outside of Washington, DC. The strong field was led by Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, and Timur Gareev. A total of 55 players participated in the nine-round tournament. It was a nine-round tournament with a time control of 40/90, SD/30 with a 30" increment. The first two rounds had a large number of upsets. The highest rated to lose was GM Sergi Azarov from Belarus. He lost to local untitled player Jared Defibaugh.
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|
Coments: Spacious, Good lighting
The Washington International finished on August 1st with Gata Kamasky taking first place. Below is the final crosstable