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Washington International

4th Annual Washington International

Pairings for Round 9. 4th Annual Washington International: A

Bd Res White Res Black
1   GM Kamsky, Gata (2670 w 6.5 )   FM Li, Ruifeng (2408 w 5.5 )
2   GM Subramanian, Arun Prasad (2503 w 6.5 )   GM Roiz, Michael (2595 BB 5.5 )
3   IM Chandra, Akshat (2496 w 5.5 )   GM Azarov, Sergei (2602 BB 5.5 )
4   FM Checa, Nicolas De (2362 w 5.5 )   GM Mikhalevski, Victor (2526 b 5.5 )
5   IM Tang, Andrew (2387 WW 5.0 )   GM Sevian, Samuel (2553 b 5.0 )
6   FM Shetty, Atulya (2357 w 5.0 )   GM Steingrimsson, Hedinn (2550 b 5.0 )
7   IM Yang, Darwin (2465 w 5.0 )   Sheng, Joshua (2363 b 5.0 )
8   IM Eggleston, David J (2392 b 5.0 )   Sorkin, Igor (2378 b 4.5 )
9   FM Wheeler, Cameron (2321 w 4.5 )   IM Viswanadha, Kesav (2366 b 4.5 )
10   FM Song, Michael (2319 w 4.5 )   Hilby, Craig (2366 BB 4.5 )
11   FM Song, Edward (2284 w 4.0 )   GM Bakre, Tejas (2449 b 4.0 )
12   IM Ruiz C, Joshua D (2390 w 4.0 )   FM Panchanatham, Vignesh (2297 b 4.0 )
13   IM Mandizha, Farai (2344 WW 4.0 )   FM Getz, Shelby D (2286 b 4.0 )
14   FM Zhang, Yuanchen (2314 w 4.0 )   King, Alexander B (2245 b 4.0 )
15   IM Arjun, Vishnuvardh (2199 WW 4.0 )   Wang, Qibiao (2291 w 3.5 )
16   GM Kaufman, Lawrence (2320 WW 3.5 x)   Jacobson, Brandon (2202 BB 3.5 x)
17   FM Pressman, Leif (2276 w 3.5 v)   Song, Terry Guannan (2166 B 3.5 Vx)
18   Pandya, Karma (2256 w 3.5 V^)   Zheng, Andrew (2121 b 3.5 )
19   Zhu, Hong Rui (2189 W 3.5 vx)   WFM Yu, Jennifer R (2193 b 3.5 v)
20   Cuarta, Braulio (2129 w 3.5 )   Lowinger, Daniel (2112 b 3.0 v)
21   FM Shankar, Gauri (2365 w 3.0 ^)   Jacobson, Aaron (2231 B 2.0 ^x)
  1 Eswaran, Ashritha (2156 b 2.5 )   BYE
  ½ Nydick, Brandon (2135 WW 3.5 Vvx)   BYE



Heading into the last round of the 4th Annual Washington International the top of the A section race is pretty tight. After starting out 4-0, GM Gata Kamsky has drawn three games out of four, allowing GM Arun Prasad Subramanian(IND), whom he defeated in round 3, to join him in the lead. A full point behind the leaders at 5.5 are GM Sergei Azarov (BEL), GM Michael Roiz (ISR), GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR), IM Akshat Chandra (USA), FM Ruifeng Li (USA), and FM Nicolas Checa (USA).

At this point there are several players in the running for norms. FM Ruifeng Li has already earned an IM norm. He is paired against Kamsky in the last round and needs a draw to earn a GM norm. FM Nicolas Checa has also already earned his IM norm no matter what his last round result is. Additionally, three other players can also earn IM norms by winning their last round games: Joshua Sheng (USA), Atulya Shetty (USA), and Igor Sorkin (ISR).

The B section finished on Tuesday and was won by Ziwen Zhou (PA) and Franco Jose (VA) with each of them taking home $1500.

The final round for the A section starts at 11am on Thursday. The top seven boards are being broadcast at mdchess.com and on playchess.com. Pictures from the tournament are also on the Maryland Chess Assn. Facebook page.

The tournament is being organized by the Maryland Chess Association.

The 4th Annual Washington International is 2/3 of the way through and the top of the A section race is pretty tight. After starting out 4-0, GM Gata Kamsky drew his next to games, allowing the rest of the field to catch up. Kamsky is tied with GM Victor Kimhalevski (ISR) who he beat in round 4. A half point behind the leaders are four GMs: Sergei Azarov (BEL), Samuel Sevian (USA), Hedinn Steingrimsson (ISL) and Arun Prasad Subramanian (IND).

At this point there are several players in the running for norms. FM Ruifeng Li was at 4 out of 5 before losing in round 6. Even so, he only needs to score one out of his last three for an IM norm and 2.5 for a GM norm. Also with 4 is FM Nicolas Checa who needs 1.5 or 2 points in his last three game to earn an IM norm. The other person in the score group with a chance for a norm is Joshua Sheng. He needs a score of about 2 and needs to play two more non-US players.The 3.5 score group has a couple of other players who have a good chance; both Igor Sorkin (ISR) and FM Gauri Shankar (IND) will earn norms if they score two in their last three games.

 

2015 Washington International Blitz

SwissSys Standings. Washington International Blitz: Open

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 GM Roiz, Michael 2695 $14 $16 #6 W2 $9 8.5 400.00
2 GM Mikhalevski, Victo 2683 #8 $7 $13 W1 W4 7.5 175.00
3 IM Chandra, Akshat 2487 #28 $19 W5 W6 $12 7.5 175.00
4 Li, Ruifeng 2502 $18 W15 W12 $14 W2 7.0  
5 GM Azarov, Sergei 2719 $20 W12 W3 #13 W6 6.5  
6 GM Steingrimsson, Hed 2687 $10 $22 D1 W3 W5 6.5  
7 Schoch, Ian David 2442 #29 L2 W11 $28 $19 6.5  
8 Viswanadha, Kesav 2268 D2 $29 W15 W16 $22 6.5  
9 IM Ruiz C, Joshua D 2564 $17 L13 $28 $22 L1 6.0  
10 Arjun, Vishnuvardh 2270 L6 $26 $21 W19 W11 6.0  
11 Zhu, Hong Rui 1742 B--- W23 W7 $17 W10 6.0 130.00
12 King, Alexander B 2456 $25 W5 W4 #15 L3 5.5  
13 Song, Michael 2324 $21 $9 L2 D5 W15 5.5  
14 Karamsetty, Jeevan 2298 L1 $25 $23 L4 #20 5.5  
15 Heesters, Pieter S 1927 X31 W4 W8 D12 W13 5.5 110.00
16 Checa, Nicolas 2448 $26 L1 W17 W8 W18 5.0  
17 Phillips, Jeff Phi 2248 L9 $27 W16 L11 $23 5.0  
18 Applebaum, Andy F 2193 L4 $20 L22 $27 W16 5.0 70.00
19 GM Kaufman, Lawrence 2304 #24 L3 $29 W10 L7 4.5  
20 Zimmer, Ralph Patr 2299 L5 L18 $24 $26 D14 4.5  
21 Steincamp, Isaac K 1902 L13 B--- L10 D23 $28 4.5 60.00
22 fm Shankar, Gauri 2371 $27 L6 $18 L9 L8 4.0  
23 Song, Terry Guanna 2170 B--- W11 L14 #21 L17 3.5  
24 Senft, Sean 1900 D19 L28 L20 W29 $30 3.5  
25 Chieu, Kenneth Jos 2099 L12 L14 L26 $30 W27 3.0  
26 Paul, Justin 2050 L16 L10 $25 L20 W29 3.0  
27 Liatti, Mark Lloyd 1915 L22 L17 B--- L18 W25 3.0  
28 Sinha, Sahil 2108 D3 $24 L9 L7 L21 2.5  
29 Snell, Christopher 1928 D7 L8 L19 W24 W26 2.5  
30 Nath, Sathish R 1915 H--- H--- U--- L25 L24 2.0  
31 Niemann, Hans Moke 2425 F15 U--- U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

2015 Washington International Blitz

SwissSys Standings. Washington International Blitz: Under 1800

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot
1 Bailey, Bryan Robe 1234 $6 W2 W4 $5 $7 8.0
2 Karamsetty, Madhu 1539 $9 W1 $5 L3 $8 7.0
3 Malcolm, Douglas M 1670 L5 W4 $9 $2 W6 6.0
4 Kyawe, Htay Aung 1658 W7 W3 W1 W6 $9 6.0
5 Johnson, Jumoke 1514 $3 $8 L2 L1 B--- 6.0
6 Gargiulo, Darrick 1570 L1 W7 B--- W4 W3 5.0
7 Boobalan, Vikraman 1489 W4 W6 W8 B--- L1 5.0
8 Zimmer, Kevin Patr 536 B--- L5 W7 $9 L2 5.0
9 Rockefeller V, Joh 1101 L2 F--- L3 L8 L4 0.0

4th Annual Washington International

SwissSys Standings. 4th Annual Washington International: A

# Name Rtng Team Tot
1 GM Kamsky, Gata 2670 USA 0.0
2 GM Azarov, Sergei 2602 BEL 0.0
3 GM Roiz, Michael 2595 ISR 0.0
4 GM Sevian, Samuel 2553 USA 0.0
5 GM Steingrimsson, Hedinn 2550 ISL 0.0
6 GM Mikhalevski, Victor 2526 ISR 0.0
7 GM Subramanian, Arun Prasad 2503 IND 0.0
8 IM Chandra, Akshat 2496 USA 0.0
9 IM Yang, Darwin 2465 USA 0.0
10 GM Bakre, Tejas 2449 IND 0.0
11 FM Bodek, Michael H 2427 USA 0.0
12 FM Li, Ruifeng 2408 USA 0.0
13 IM Eggleston, David J 2392 ENG 0.0
14 IM Ippolito, Dean 2389 USA 0.0
15 IM Tang, Andrew 2387 USA 0.0
16 Sorkin, Igor 2378 ISR 0.0
17 IM Viswanadha, Kesav 2366 USA 0.0
18 Hilby, Craig 2366 USA 0.0
19 FM Shankar, Gauri 2365 IND 0.0
20 Sheng, Joshua 2363 USA 0.0
21 FM Checa, Nicolas De 2362 USA 0.0
22 FM Shetty, Atulya 2357 USA 0.0
23 IM Mandizha, Farai 2344 ZIM 0.0
24 FM Wheeler, Cameron 2321 USA 0.0
25 GM Kaufman, Lawrence 2320 USA 0.0
26 FM Song, Michael 2319 CAN 0.0
27 FM Gorti, Akshita 2314 USA 0.0
28 FM Zhang, Yuanchen 2314 CAN 0.0
29 Balakrishnan, Praveen 2309 USA 0.0
30 IM Ibrahim, Hatim 2305 EGY 0.0
31 FM Panchanatham, Vignesh 2297 USA 0.0
32 Wang, Qibiao 2291 CHN 0.0
33 FM Getz, Shelby D 2286 USA 0.0
34 FM Song, Edward 2284 USA 0.0
35 FM Wang, Kevin 2281 USA 0.0
36 FM Pressman, Leif 2276 USA 0.0
37 FM Brodsky, David 2275 USA 0.0
38 Pandya, Karma 2256 IND 0.0
39 Tarhon, Brian 2248 ENG 0.0
40 King, Alexander B 2245 USA 0.0
41 Jacobson, Aaron 2231 USA 0.0
42 Jacobson, Brandon 2202 USA 0.0
43 IM Arjun, Vishnuvardh 2199 IND 0.0
44 WFM Yu, Jennifer R 2193 USA 0.0
45 Zhu, Hong Rui 2189 CAN 0.0
46 WFM Ulrich, Rachel J 2184 USA 0.0
47 FM Kumar, Aravind 2182 USA 0.0
48 Song, Terry Guannan 2166 CAN 0.0
49 Eswaran, Ashritha 2156 USA 0.0
50 Niemann, Hans Moke 2142 USA 0.0
51 Nydick, Brandon 2135 USA 0.0
52 Cuarta, Braulio 2129 CUB 0.0
53 Zheng, Andrew 2121 USA 0.0
54 Lowinger, Daniel 2112 USA 0.0
55 Applebaum, Andy F 2103   0.0

4th Annual Washington International

SwissSys Standings. 4th Annual Washington International: B

# Name Rtng Tot
1 Xanthos, Constanti 2200 0.0
2 Sinha, Sahil 2197 0.0
3 Huang, Andy 2194 0.0
4 Zhou, Ziwen 2161 0.0
5 Shih, Matthew 2117 0.0
6 Tang, Arthur 2090 0.0
7 Senft, Sean 2058 0.0
8 Steincamp, Isaac K 2037 0.0
9 Slack, David Richm 2028 0.0
10 Jian, Alex 2002 0.0
11 Hiban, Josh 1990 0.0
12 Deng, Leon 1981 0.0
13 Chiu, Isaac 1956 0.0
14 Malcolm, Douglas M 1929 0.0
15 Menon, Vishal 1925 0.0
16 Mao, Andrew 1906 0.0
17 Nath, Sathish R 1884 0.0
18 Olufemi, George 1863 0.0
19 Tan, Richard T 1844 0.0
20 Hafiz, Ahmed 1838 0.0
21 Prem, Pranav 1813 0.0
22 Guo, Bradley 1806 0.0
23 Hu, Pinyi 1796 0.0
24 Molodtsov, Konstan 1795 0.0
25 Burke, Dennis 1791 0.0
26 Hontz, Justin Will 1764 0.0
27 Ou, Brandon 1762 0.0
28 Al-hariri, Saad 1754 0.0
29 Veluvolu, Vinay Da 1691 0.0
30 Cao, Claire 1664 0.0
31 Zheng, Zhi Kevin 1625 0.0
32 Nair, Siddhant 1615 0.0
33 Auman, Alan 1600 0.0
34 Eswaran, Aksithi 1600 0.0
35 Covey, Theodore De 1590 0.0
36 Gutierrez, Mario 1497 0.0
37 Abrham, Dawit unr. 0.0

Here's a word cloud summary of the answers to question: "What do we do better than other tournaments" from the survey at the 3rd Annual Washington International.

Players at the 3rd Annual Washington International were given a survey at the end of the tournament. The results were overwhelmingly positive.

3rd Annual Washington International

SwissSys Standings. 3rd Annual Washington International: Wash International - "A" Section

3rd Annual Washington International

SwissSys Standings. 3rd Annual Washington International: Washington International Blitz