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World Open 2001

Last Updated: 7/24/01
1:23 p.m. ET

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Slew of GMs Join the Struggle via 5-Day Schedule

5-Day Schedule Players

Goldin

Benjamin

Ashley

Ivanov

Lein

Wojtkiewicz

Fedorowicz

The intricate strategy of deciding which schedule to play in is at full force with the 3-day schedule yet to begin! Other top players who began play in the 5-day schedule include: Onischuk, Shulman, Finegold, Gruenfeld, Le Siege, Zaitshik, Garcia Perelshteyn, and many others. Eighteen players have a perfect 2 - 0 score. See Results.

2-Weekend Schedule 7-Day Schedule

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Kudrin

Rohde

Blatny

Stripunsky

Gulko

Ehlvest

Doettling

7-Day Schedule: Grandmasters Jan Ehlvest (2703) and Boris Gulko (2708), and Fabian Doettling (2587) are just three of the top players who have won their first two games in the 7-Day Schedule. For current standings, click here.

2-Weekend Schedule: Grandmaster Sergey Kurdin (2620) jumped off to an early lead at the World Open scoring 3.5 out of 4 in the "2-Weekend" schedule. Kurdin won his first three games, including a win over GM Pavel Blatny, then he drew GM Michael Rohde (2529) in round 4.

Rohde, who took a bye in round 3 to play in the World Open Action Tournament, is tied for second with Blatny and GM Alexander Stripunsky with 3 points each. These players now take a break until Friday evening. Click here for full results from the 2-Weekend schedule.

7-Day Schedule:  Play begins for this schedule on July 2nd at 7 p.m. Typically, a few more grandmasters join the struggle in this leisurely paced, one game a day schedule.

Action Results:

Valerian Gaprindishvilli (2473) and Boris Privman (2299) won the June 30th Action tournament with 4.5 out of 5. Brian Wall (2200) and Joseph Mucerino (1902!) tied for 2nd.

Then the next day, Brian Wall won the July 1st Action tournamen with a clear 4.5 out of 5 points! GM Rohde, Gaprindishvili, and Privman tied for second with 4.0 out of 5.

GM Jan Ehlvest (2703) scored a perfect 5.0 to win the July 2nd Action tournament by a full point.

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