Tuesday, July 07, 2009
2009 World Open Games
There is plenty of good commentary on the World Open, which wrapped up this weekend in Philadelphia, won by Evgeny Najer and Hikaru Nakamura (who played the short schedule, as Mig reports). Jennifer Shahade gives us her video "scoop" (see above). Lubomir Kavalek analyzes two snappy miniatures in his Washington Post column. Jonathan Hilton blogs about his games at the USCF website. And you can download the 128 available games from the World Open website (PGN here) and in TWIC #765 (see description or download PGN), or view them online at Chessgames.com (among other places). I found the Dragon games Friedel - Robson and Homa - Kudrin of interest.
Update: According to the USCF website ("Hilton on the World Open: Lenderman Dances; Nakamura and Najer Tie for 1st"), the World Open blitz event was won by Kenilworth Chess Club champion Yaacov Norowitz with a score of 9.5/10. Congratulations Yaacov!