The 5th Annual Austin Chess Club Championship was held on 2-4th January, 2015, at the Bridge Center of Austin, 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, Texas, USA.

The tournament format was 5-round Swiss in three sections: Championship, Reserve and Novice. The total prize fund was 3400 USD.

The main Championship section had 75 participants. FM Li Ruifeng and Githoro Mbugua Bo shared the first place with 4,5/5 points each to earn 500 USD apiece. FM Michael Langer is declared the 2015 Austin Chess Club Champion.

Dean Hicks and David Nightingale tied for first in the Reserve section with 4,5/5, taking home $325 each.

The only perfect score was posted by Marc Jalandoon in the Novice section, taking clear first place and $250.

Championship section final standings:

1-2. FM Li Ruifeng 2496 and Githoro Mbugua Bo 2234 – 4,5
3-8. Chua Alexander James 2359, CM Rodriguez Daniel 2342, FM Langer Michael 2299, Jiang Austin 2263, Liu Bovey 2218 and Lu Andrew 2167 – 4,0
9-14. Coraretti Benjamin 2269, Ng Daniel 2249, Han Curran Ray 2236, Zhong Howard 2148, Infuehr Jakob 2049 and Annigeri Sanjay 1937 – 3,5 etc
75 players

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