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Alex Shimanov wins Chicago open 2018

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel in Wheeling

The 27th Annual Chicago Open was held over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-28, 2018, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois.
The event had 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.
128 players took part in the Open tournament. After 9 rounds 3 players have finished with 7 points.
The winner is GM Alex Shimanov with best tie-break.
Second is GM Andrey Stukopin and third is GM Awonder Liang.

In the Open Section GM norms were achieved by IM Safal Bora and IM Dionisio Aldama, while IM norms were achieved by FM Matthew Larson, Tianqi Wang, FM Sam Schmakel and FM Ben Li.

Final standings top 20

1 GM Alex Shimanov 2625 7.0
2 GM Andrey Stukopin 2580 7.0
3 GM Awonder Liang 2561 7.0
4 GM Anton Kovalyov 2660 6.5
5 GM Samuel Sevian 2613 6.5
6 GM Alexander Shabalov 2564 6.5
7 GM Sergei Azarov 2560 6.5
8 IM Dionisio Aldama 2432 6.5
9 GM Vasif Durarbayli 2618
10 GM Kamil Dragun 2591
11 GM Ruifeng Li 2587
12 GM Vladimir Belous
13 GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan 2542
14 GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi 2521 6.0
15 GM Akshat Chandra 2500 6.0
16 GM Carlos Antonio Hevia Alejano 2489 6.0
17 GM Ashwin Jayaram 2483 6.0
18 FM Sam A Schmakel 2428 6.0
19 IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2401 6.0
20 IM Safal Bora

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