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Philadelphia Open: Fidel Corrales first on tie-break, GM norm for Daniel Naroditsky

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter week from March 27-31, 2013, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cuban GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez and IM Daniel Naroditsky finished at the top of the Open Section with 7/9. Both players led from the front, each winning 5 games and drawing 4.

Corrales Jimenez collected $4,827 for his efforts, which included the 1st place bonus by virtue of having a better tie-break score while Naroditsky collected $4,658. Naroditsky’s score was also good enough for a GM norm.

IM norms were scored by FM Adarsh Jayakumar, FM Jeffery Xiong, FM Arthur Shen and Adithya Balasubramanian.

Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Fidel Corrales Jimenez

Open section final standings:

1. GM Fidel C. Jimenez 2601 CUB ($4827) and IM Daniel A Naroditsky 2472 CA ($4658) – 7.0
3-6. GM Magesh Panchanathan 2579 IND, GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2488 GEO, GM Alexander Fishbein 2504 NJ and GM Alexander Shabalov 2550 PA – 6.5 ($953)
7-11. GM Zviad Izoria 2583 NY, ($402), IM Darwin Yang 2486 TX ($402), FM Adarsh Jayakumar 2294 IL ($1694), GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2565 GEO ($402) and IM Milos M Pavlovic 2482 SRB ($402) – 6.0
12-17. FM Jeffery Xiong 2330 TX ($282), IM Aman Hambleton 2463 CAN, FM Arthur Shen 2227 NJ ($282), Adithya Balasubramanian 2253 IND ($282), GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2601 NY and IM Bindi Cheng 2409 CAN – 5.5 etc (71 players)

The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The prize fund was projected to $75,000, with $50,000 minimum guaranteed.

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