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Third Annual Fall Festival in Michigan

The 3rd Annual Fall Festival was organized by Michigan Chess Festival LLC on October 23-27, 2013, at the Adoba Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.

The tournament had 61 participants competing over nine rounds of Swiss system. Seven players shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each.

Final standings:

1-7. GM Alexander Ipatov TUR 2630, GM Anton Kovalyov CAN 2615, GM Yuri Shulman USA 2562, GM Aleksandr Lenderman USA 2537, GM Mackenzie Molner USA 2516, GM Eugene Perelshteyn USA 2500 and GM Carlos Matamoros ECU 2546 – 6,5
8-10. GM Holden Hernandez CUB 2542, IM Bryan Smith USA 2477 and Erik Santarius USA 2346 – 6,0
11-15. GM Alexander Shabalov USA 2540, GM Benjamin Finegold USA 2493, GM Mikheil Kekelidze GEO 2468, FM Seth Homa USA 2348 and IM Akshat Chandra USA 2349 – 5,5 etc

The top prizes were: 1st $4,500, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,500, 4th $800, 5th $500, 6th $200; U2400 1st $1,000, 2nd: $500; U2250 1st: $500.

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