New York is developing momentum once again with another marquee tournament. Gone are the days of the famous New York Open, but the Marshall Chess Club has organized a promising tournament for the 3rd year running. The New York International has attracted some serious pedigree including a contingent from India.
Surya Ganguly, one of Viswanathan Anand’s seconds, will headline the field. He will be joined by Indian GMs Pentala Harikrishna, Sandipan Chanda and GM Kidambi Sundaraja. American veterans Nick DeFirmian and Joel Benjamin will also make a stand as will Mark Paragua from the Philippines. The tournament will also features a horde of strong scholastic players trying to earn a few scalps. According to the Marshall Chess Club website,
There are “47 players rated over 2200 FIDE, including thirteen GMs and fourteen IMs, representing over fifteen different national chess federations!”
Official Site: http://www.marshallchessclub.org/index.html
Selected Games: http://www.thechessdrum.net/palview4/newyork2010.pgn