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Washington International

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


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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 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.

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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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The Washington International finished on August 1st with Gata Kamasky taking first place. Below is the final crosstable

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