GM Timur Gareev from Uzbekistan sole winner in the main section
The 20th Annual Chicago Open was held on 26-30th May at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, Wheeling, IL. The tournament was played with six rating groups: Open Section, U2100 Section, U1900 Section, U1700 Section, U1500 Section, U1200 Section.
The total prize fund for all sections was $100,000 guaranteed.
Grandmaster Timur Gareev from Uzbekistan, currently student at the University of Texas at Brownsville, won the main Open Section by collecting 7.5 points. He scored in the final round game against GM Tamaz Gelashvili, winner of the recent Philadelphia Open, while GMs Alejandro Ramirez and Pentala Harikrishna battled out a fighting draw to remain on 7.0 points each.
Full results on the official website
Timur Gareev (photo by Susan Polgar)