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Grandmasters Mitkov and Amanov share top prize in Illinois Open

The 2013 Illinois Open took place from 31st August to 2nd September at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois.

The tournament was held in two sections – Open and Reserve (U1800), in two playing schedules. Both sections were played over six rounds of Swiss system.

The Open section had 66 participants. Grandmasters Nikola Mitkov and Mesgen Amanov shared the first place with 5,0/6 points each.

The Reserve section had 72 players competing. Aaron Maney is the clear winner with 5,5/6 points. Maney earned 700 USD prize and 100 uscf points.

Mesgen Amanov

Mesgen Amanov (photo by Arman Karakhanyan)

Open section standings:
1-2. GM Nikola Mitkov IL 2610 and GM Mesgen Amanov IL 2517 – 5,0
3-9. GM Dmitry Gurevich IL 2577, IM Angelo Young IL 2395, Sam Schmakel IL 2380, Tansel Turgut IL 2359, Gopal Menon IL 2300, Alex Ziqi Ding IL 2263 and Tam Nguyen IL 2196 – 4,5 etc

Reserve section standings:
1. Aaron Maney IL 1676 – 5,5
2-3. Brando Pawling IL 1776 and Niranjan Panneerselvam IL 1723 – 5,0
4-10. Adam Chambers IL 1736, Gokul Thangavel IA 1743, Julien Bendelac IL 1692, Marissa Li IL 1541, Ricky Wang IL 1595, Shashank Bala IL 1450 and Martin Stukan IL 1311 – 4,5 etc

The prize fund was projected to $7000 based on 150 paid entries.

Prizes in Open:
$1050 – $735 – $525; U2400 $490 – $350 – $245; U2200 $335 – $260; U2000 $245 – $175.

Prizes in Reserve:
$700 – $490 – $350; U1600 $280 – $210; U1400 $210- $140; U1200 $140 – $70

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