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World Open 2003

Last Updated: 06/15/2006 08:25:11 PM

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EHLVEST WINS 2003 WORLD OPEN
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           GM Jaan Ehlvest of Estonia defeated GM Ilya Smirin of Israel in a playoff game to decide the 2003 World Open Champion.  Ten players tied for first place with 7-2 scores, and under the new playoff rules this year, the top two on tiebreak played one game for $500 and the title.  The time limit was white 6 minutes and black 5 minutes, which black having draw odds.  As the leader on tiebreak, Ehlvest had choice of color and selected black.  Smirin developed an initiative in the game but Ehlvest was able to ward off the attack.

           Results this year were posted on this site round by round.  However, this page was not updated July 4-6, giving some the impression that results were not being updated past July 4.  We apologize for this error.
            We are still expecting games from the later rounds to be posted on this site.

 

 

 

GM Ilya Smirin
 

 

GM Leonid Yudasin
 

GM Dmitry Gurevich
 

GM Joel Benjamin

WGM Alexandra Kosteniuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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