Tim Just’s Winter Open 2015

Chicagoland’s longest continuously run chess tournament organized by the same organizer, Tim Just’s Winter Open/Reserve, was held on 3-4th January at the Embassy Suites Chicago North Shore in Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

The tournament format was 5-round Swiss with $4,175 in prizes.

The Open section had 73 participants and is FIDE rated thanks to ChessIQ. GM Vladimir Georgiev and IM Ashwin Jayaram (of Webster University) shared the first place with 4,5/5 points to win $500 each.

The Reserve U1800 section had 70 participants. Sergey Antipov (1582) took the top prize of $700 with the perfect score 5,0/5 points.

Open section final standings:
1-2. GM Vladimir Georgiev 2567 and IM Ashwin Jayaram 2514 – 4,5
3-8. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2578, Eric Rosen 2410, Alexander Velikanov 2387, Tansel Turgut 2377, Zach Kasiurak 2287 and Aakaash Meduri 2098 – 4,0
9-15. Sam Schmakel 2424, Petros Karagianis 2290, David Tianji Peng 2264, Akshay Indusekar 2223, Zhaozhi Li 2206, Avinash Rajendra 2088 and Tinglin Shi 2012 – 3,5 etc

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