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🏆 World Open: Open Section (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Ilia Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Alex Yermolinsky, Leonid Yudasin, Yury Shulman, Alexander Shabalov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Boris Gulko, Jaan Ehlvest, Ildar Ibragimov, John Fedorowicz, Victor Mikhalevski, Alexander Goldin, Joel Benjamin, Igor Novikov, Alexandre Lesiege, Benjamin Finegold, Pavel Blatny, Sergey Kudrin, Alexander Ivanov, Gennadi Zaichik, Petr Kiriakov, Alexander Stripunsky, Sarunas Sulskis, Vladimir Georgiev, Walter Browne, Dmitry Gurevich, Michael Rohde, Nikola Mitkov, Boris Kreiman, Nazar Firman, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Joshua E Friedel, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anatoly Lein, Dimitri Tyomkin, Jake Kleiman, Anna Zatonskih, Anthony Saidy, Jesse Kraai, Babakuli Annakov, Harmen Jonkman, Raset Ziatdinov, Adrian Negulescu, William John Donaldson, Arthur Bisguier, Ronald Burnett, Lev Milman, Daniel Fernandez, Eli Vovsha, Emil Anka, John Bartholomew, Yury Lapshun, Alexander Mikhalevski, Justin Sarkar, Keaton F Kiewra, Stanislav G Kriventsov, Jay Bonin, Nikolai Andrianov, David E Vigorito, Andrei A Zaremba, Rusudan Goletiani, William Paschall, Yoshiharu Habu, Richard Kenneth Delaune Jr, Mark Ginsburg, Calvin Blocker, Paul MacIntyre, Raymond S Kaufman, Bhatia Beenish, Andrew Karklins, William Morrison, Agnieszka Brustman, Renard W Anderson, Luis Chiong Zacarias Romero, Ali Morshedi, Shelby D Getz, Igor M Tsyganov, Matthew Hoekstra, Khaled Sharafuddin, Carl Brandon Boor, Boris Privman, John Curdo, Nelson Castaneda, Michael Langer, Samson Benen, Eugene Yanayt, Peter J Bereolos, Alexander Betaneli, Evgeny Gersov, Zasilow R Pasiuk, Zakhar Fayvinov, Evan D Ju, Curt D Collyer, Giedrius Sulskis, Iryna Zenyuk, Macon Shibut, Shivkuma Shivaji plus 64 more players. Chess Event Description
World Open: Open Section (2003)

Jaan Ehlvest, Babakouly Annakov, Nazar Firman, Alexander Goldin, Alexander Onischuk, Alexander Shabalov, Ilya Smirin, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Leonid Yudasin and Gennadi Zaichik led the leader-board.

Next: 32nd World Open (2004)


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Firman vs Wojtkiewicz ½-½352003World Open: Open SectionB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Ziatdinov vs Sadvakasov  ½-½452003World Open: Open SectionB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. Caruana vs Ziatdinov 0-1222003World Open: Open SectionC53 Giuoco Piano
4. Ziatdinov vs Ehlvest 1-0222003World Open: Open SectionC77 Ruy Lopez
5. Ruixin Yang vs N Castaneda 1-0402003World Open: Open SectionC50 Giuoco Piano
6. Gennadiy Geyler vs Sadvakasov  0-1362003World Open: Open SectionB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
7. Blatny vs N Firman  0-1412003World Open: Open SectionA00 Uncommon Opening
8. B Gershenov vs Furman 0-1352003World Open: Open SectionE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. N Castaneda vs E D Ju 1-0372003World Open: Open SectionE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. M Fouts vs N Firman 1-0272003World Open: Open SectionB07 Pirc
11. N Firman vs Ziatdinov 0-1542003World Open: Open SectionC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Ziatdinov vs Blatny ½-½812003World Open: Open SectionB06 Robatsch
13. Z Fayvinov vs Ehlvest  0-1262003World Open: Open SectionA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W Peterson vs B Finegold 0-1712003World Open: Open SectionB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
15. Yermolinsky vs A J Steigman  1-0512003World Open: Open SectionA30 English, Symmetrical
16. Blatny vs C R Harmon 1-0472003World Open: Open SectionA02 Bird's Opening
17. J Kraai vs Mikeal David  1-0542003World Open: Open SectionA04 Reti Opening
18. A Reeder vs A Mikhalevski  1-0302003World Open: Open SectionD00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. E D Ju vs S Getz  0-1522003World Open: Open SectionB33 Sicilian
20. Gulko vs M Bengtson  1-0252003World Open: Open SectionA34 English, Symmetrical
21. S Sulskis vs A Nelson  1-0342003World Open: Open SectionA15 English
22. J Wheeler vs Sadvakasov  0-1362003World Open: Open SectionA37 English, Symmetrical
23. J L Burden vs N Firman  0-1392003World Open: Open SectionB06 Robatsch
24. Mikhalevski vs G Kafka 1-0272003World Open: Open SectionD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Xiao Cheng vs E Anka  0-1362003World Open: Open SectionA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-04-03  Cerebrate2006: I actually played in this tournament, in the u1400 section...won 2k bucks at it in a 3 way tie for was my first big tournament since im stuck in VA where we have very very small tournaments. Cant wait till next year.
Sep-04-03  Dustin J.: Where was he tournament at? And I, uh need a loan.
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  AgentRgent: <Cerebrate2006> Congrats! +6=3-0 is very impressive!
Sep-04-03  refutor: you won $2000 in the U1400 section?! where do i sign up ;)
Sep-04-03  Sylvester: Great job Cerebrate2006! Who won the open section?
Premium Chessgames Member
  AgentRgent: It was a 10-way tie @ 7/9 between:
Sep-05-03  Sylvester: I hardly know any of these guys.
Sep-05-03  Cerebrate2006: it was in philidelphia (i know i spelled that wrong)
Sep-05-03  sleepkid: 10 way tie. . . silly. We really need to have tournaments with more rounds.
Sep-10-03  Cerebrate2006: oh but 9 rounds was plenty for the players... i was a walking zombie till school started 2 months later...couldnt even look at a chess board till i had to
Dec-23-12  wordfunph: Scotland's Graeme Kafka wore a t-shirt with the words - "Today is not your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either."

Lucky for him he was not thrown out of the tournament :)

Jun-23-15  zanzibar: An archived view of the tournament, care of FIDE's rating tables, can be found here:

Top 3 at 7/9

< 14000032 Annakov, Babakuli TKM g 2339 7.0 9 4.3

4500016 Ehlvest, Jaan EST g 2495 7.0 9 13.3

14104490 Firman, Nazar UKR m 2349 7.0 9 6.1>

Here's a noteworthy entrant:

< 2020009 Caruana, Fabiano USA f 2187 1.0 4 -13.2>

How times have changed.

Jun-24-15  zanzibar: OK, we can completely fix up this tournament since the USCF style Swiss xtab can still be found:

<CG> should strive to archive this kind of information. Wouldn't that be swell if it did?

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