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By US Chess Scoop   
June 11, 2013
Six Grandmasters tied for first at The National Open in Las Vegas: Wesley So, the victor on tiebreak, Varuzhan Akobian, Jaan Ehlvest, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez and Enrico Sevillano. The event was held from June 7-9 in the Riviera hotel. Check out US Chess Scoop videos and games by each of them below. Also find full standings, newsletters by IA Chris Bird and more on the official site http://www.vegaschessfestival.com

GM Ramirez talked to us about going into the National Open coming off a fabulous result at the 2013 US Chess Championship. 


 

Webster student GM Wesley So took the Edmondson Cup on tiebreak. 




GM Jaan Ehlvest also ended on 5/6, finishing off with a nice win over GM Tamaz Gelashvili. 


 

Another member of the Webster University contigent tied for first: GM Manuel Leon Hoyos. He defeated defending National Open Champ Aleksander Lenderman. 




GM Varuzhan Akobian talked about his final round victory:


GM Enrico Sevillano was also in the winner's circle: 


 

Look for more video coverage of the National Open on our YouTube channel, including interviews with six-time US Champ Walter Browne, GM Maurice Ashley and a special piece focused on talented young women at the National Open. 

Also look for an upcoming Chess Life Magazine piece by Al Lawrence.

 
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