Archive for July 12th, 2012

The World Open is a special tournament in U.S. history. Having finished its 40th version, the tournament will move to Arlington, Virginia next year. There are no clear plans on whether it will return to Philadelphia. Nevertheless, I have many good memories of the World Open. Here are some of them from the 2012 event. […]

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GM Ivan Sokolov (right) drawing with GM Abhijeet Gupta in round #5. Ivan Sokolov of the Netherlands was declared the winner of the 2012 World Open after beating Alexander Shabalov in a Armageddon tiebreak. Both topped the field with 7/9 ahead of seven players which included top-seed Wesley So. America’s marquee tournament drew more than […]

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