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GM Nikola Mitkov first in Chicago Class

The 6th Annual Chicago Class took place on 19-21st July at the Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling, Illinois.

The tournament was played in eight sections and over five rounds of Swiss system.

Grandmaster Nikola Mitkov won the Open section with 4,5/5 points, half a point ahead of Cuban Grandmasters Yuniesky Quesada Perez and Aryam Abreu and local player Sam Schmakel.

Open section final standings:
1. GM Nikola Mitkov 2621 IL (1st, $2100.00) – 4,5
2-4. GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez 2636 CUB (2nd-3rd, $750.00), GM Aryam Abreu 2483 CUB (2nd-3rd, $750.00) and Sam A Schmakel 2346 IL (1st U2400, $800.00) – 4,0
5-8. GM Dmitry Gurevich 2572 IL, IM Angelo Young 2380 IL, Alexander Velikanov 2319 WI and Benedict A Smail 2175 WI – 3.5
9-15. FM Eric S Rosen 2409 IL, Timur Aliyev 2350 IL, Kevin Y Cao 2289 MO, Ramya K Inapuri 2254 IL, Zach Kasiurak 2232 IL, David Tianjian Peng 2125 IL and Alex Bian 2071 IL – 3,0 etc

Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

Westin North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

The prize fund was $20,000.

Master (2200/up): $2000-1000-500-300, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, top U2400 $800-400. FIDE rated.
Expert (2000-2199): $1400-700-400-200.
Class A (1800-1999/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class B (1600-1799/Unr): $1400-700-400-200.
Class C (1400-1599/Unr): $1200-600-400-200.
Class D (1200-1399/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Class E (Under 1200/Unr): $1000-500-300-200.
Under 1000 (Under 1000/Unr): $200-100-60-40, trophies to first 5, top Under 800, Under 600, Unrated.

Full standings

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