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By Betsy Dynako   
May 30, 2011
Betsy Dynako's photo gallery from Chicago Open includes portraits of many visiting Grandmasters and top American players. The tournament sees its final day of play today, with a logjam of players standing with 5.5/7 in the Open section, including IMs Marc Arnold and Robert Hungaski, GMs Robert Hess, Alexander Shabalov, Timur Gareyev, Yury Shulman, Alejandro Ramirez, Pendyala Harikrishna and Tamaz Gelashvili. Update: Timur Gareyev takes clear first. Full story coming soon!  Follow along on the official website chicagoopen.net and view live games powered by Monroi.

IM Irina Krush with rising star Margaret Hua in the background

GM Mesgen Amanov and IM Jacek Stopa

Bughouse fun, look for an article series on bug by US Junior High Championship team IS 318 starting in early June.

GM Alejandro Ramirez

GM Robert Hess

IM Vladimir Romanenko

WIM Victorija Ni

SM Tatev Abrahamayan

FM Robby Adamson vs. Margaret Hua

GM Yury Shulman


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