The 7th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter week from March 27-31, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Webster University freshman GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez and IM Daniel Naroditsky finished at the top of the Open Section with 7/9. Both players led from the front, each winning 5 games and drawing 4.

Corrales Jimenez collected $4,827 for his efforts, which included the 1st place bonus by virtue of having a better tie-break score while Naroditsky collected $4,658. Naroditsky’s score was also good enough for a GM norm.

IM norms were scored by FM Adarsh Jayakumar, FM Jeffery Xiong, FM Arthur Shen and Adithya Balasubramanian.

Open section final standings:

1. GM Fidel C. Jimenez 2601 CUB ($4827) and IM Daniel A Naroditsky 2472 CA ($4658) – 7.0
 

3-6. GM Magesh Panchanathan 2579 IND, GM Mikheil Kekelidze 2488 GEO, GM Alexander Fishbein 2504 NJ and GM Alexander Shabalov 2550 PA – 6.5 ($953)
 

7-11. GM Zviad Izoria 2583 NY, ($402), IM Darwin Yang 2486 TX ($402), FM Adarsh Jayakumar 2294 IL ($1694), GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2565 GEO ($402) and IM Milos M Pavlovic 2482 SRB ($402) – 6.0
 

12-17. FM Jeffery Xiong 2330 TX ($282), IM Aman Hambleton 2463 CAN, FM Arthur Shen 2227 NJ ($282), Adithya Balasubramanian 2253 IND ($282), GM Aleksandr Lenderman 2601 NY and IM Bindi Cheng 2409 CAN – 5.5 etc (71 players)

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