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Philadelphia Open 2010

Gata Kamsky and Alexander Stripunsky leading after round 7

The Philadelphia Open 2010 with 125 players is taking place from 31st March to 4th April. Seven rounds have been played, World Championship semi-finalist Gata Kamsky and GM Alexander Stripunsky are on the top of the crosstable with 6.0 points each. Last night, Stripunsky defeated the talented IM Samuel Shankland, while Kamsky outplayed the guest from Belarus, IM Vladimir Romanenko. Round 8 pairings are not available at the present.

Among the participants are 15 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters.

Gata Kamsky square 6

Gata Kamsky

Round 7 top results:

IM Romanenko Vladimir 2499 - GM Kamsky Gata 2702 0 – 1

GM Stripunsky Alexander 2559 - IM Shankland Samuel 2486 1 – 0

GM Akobian Varuzhan 2610 - FM Kleiman Jake 2318 ½ – ½

GM Ivanov Alexander 2534 - GM Shabalov Alexander 2587 1 – 0

GM Robson Ray 2559 - Siddharth R 2458 1 – 0

IM Bartholomew John 2447 - GM De Firmian Nick E 2557 0 – 1

GM Kudrin Sergey 2556 - IM Lapshun Yury 2443 1 – 0

GM Ehlvest Jaan 2598 - IM Vucic Mladen 2336 1 – 0

IM Tate Emory 2326 - GM Friedel Joshua E 2543 ½ – ½

Rodriguez Eric 2285 - GM Zapata Alonso 2523 ½ – ½

Santarius Erik F 2266 - GM Paragua Mark 2497 0 – 1

GM Kekelidze Mikheil 2430 - FM Gorman Dov 2266 ½ – ½

Barnett Alexander 2265 - IM Hungaski Robert Andrew 2407 ½ – ½

WIM Zenyuk Iryna 2263 - IM Sarkar Justin 2378 1 – 0

IM Young Angelo 2334 - FM Getz Alec 2239 ½ – ½

GM Perelshteyn Eugene 2553 - Aramil William J 2258 ½ – ½

GM Simutowe Amon 2449 - Treger Effim 2239 1 – 0

IM Uribe Mauricio 2398 - Vazquez Reyes Raul 2192 ½ – ½

FM Bartell Thomas 2376 - FM Karklins Andrew 2217 1 – 0

CM Ostrovskiy Aleksandr - 2205 IM Bonin Jay R 2334 1 – 0

Round 7 standings:

1-2. GM Kamsky Gata USA 2702 and GM Stripunsky Alexander USA 2559 – 6.0

3-7. GM Robson Ray USA 2559, GM De Firmian Nick E USA 2557, GM Kudrin Sergey USA 2556, GM Ivanov Alexander USA 2534 and FM Kleiman Jake USA 2318 – 5.5

8-13. GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2610, GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2598, IM Romanenko Vladimir BLR 2499, GM Paragua Mark PHI 2497, IM Shankland Samuel L USA 2486 and WIM Zenyuk Iryna USA 2263 – 5.0

14-36. GM Shabalov Alexander USA 2587, GM Friedel Joshua USA 2543, GM Zapata Alonso COL 2523, Siddharth R IND 2458, GM Simutowe Amon ZAM 2449, IM Bartholomew John USA 2447, IM Lapshun Yury USA 2443, GM Kekelidze Mikheil GEO 2430, IM Hungaski Robert Andrew USA 2407, FM Bartell Thomas USA 2376, IM Vucic Mladen USA 2336, IM Young Angelo PHI 2334, IM Tate Emory USA 2326, FM Mandiza Farai ZIM 2326, FM Uesugi Shinsaku JPN 2323, FM Figler Ilye USA 2297, FM Morshedi Ali USA 2289, Rodriguez Eric USA 2285, FM Langer Michael USA 2282, FM Gorman Dov USA 2266, Barnett Alexander USA 2265, FM Getz Alec USA 2239 and CM Ostrovskiy Aleksandr A USA 2205 – 4.5 etc

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