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|Philadelphia Open Underway|
|April 18, 2014|
A strong Philadelphia Open is underway at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (April 16-20), with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky. GMs Magesh C Panchanathan and Vladimir Dobrov are leading after three rounds with perfect scores.
Kamsky is half a point behind with 2.5/3. His wins included a victory over the young IM Akshat Chandra , who recently had an incredible tournament at the Marshall Chess Club in New York, earning clear first place and a GM norm.
Other young stars at the event include GM-elect Kayden Troff and US Women's Championship contenders Alisa Melekhina and IM-elect Tatev Abrahamyan.