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Strong Field in 7 Day Schedule: Gulko, Ehlvest, Miles, Krush, Miton, Hummel!!



"It's Like a Chess Game!"

We've all heard that phrase applied to every sport and business analogy.  Now it's fascinating to watch the top players carefully making their choices on which schedules to play in.  Each trying to find the schedule that has the weakest field.

There may be some disappointed players in the 7-day schedule as a tough field of competitors joined the fray including a mix of experience and youth.  Some of the players are: GMs Akopian, Ehlvest, Gulko, Minasian, Miles, and Kacheishvili, and top youth players like World Under 14 Champion Kamuil Miton, US Women's Champion Irina Krush, and National High School Champion Patrick Hummel. See Round 2 results!

Major Results!  GMs Novikov, Timoshenko, Blatny, and Bisquier tied for first in the 6-round World Open "Major" ... all by winning in the last round!  See Results.

Earlier Headlines: 

GM Novikov Wins World Open Warm Up;  GMs Akopian & Ehlvest take Tourn. of Champions; GM Bologan leads World Open with perfect 4-0 via the 2-Weekend Schedule




GM Victor Bologan leads the World Open after beating GM Yermolinsky in the 4th round of the 2-weekend schedule. Anna Khan is not far behind with 3 points.  See Results!

GM Victor Bologan vs. Anna Khan
In World Open 2-Weekend Schedule Action

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