Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2011 arrow May arrow Manhattan Open Begins with Upsets
Manhattan Open Begins with Upsets Print E-mail
August 18, 2011
gustilead.jpgThe Manhattan Open (August 17-21) began last night at the New Yorker hotel. The Open section features 13 GMs including Jan Gustaffson from Germany.

The very first round featured its share of upsets, with FM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy defeating GM Giorgi Kacheishvili, FM Alex Betaneli winning against GM Maurice Ashley and IM Jose Dominguez from the Dominican Republic defeating GM Tamaz Gelashvili.



Top seed GM Gustaffson is at 1.5/2 after a win over WGM Firuza Velinkhali from Azerbaijan and a draw against Kassa Korley.


CLO columnist IM Greg Shahade got off to a good start, with an interesting endgame win over WIM Iryna Zenyuk.


Find Manhattan Open information and standings
on the official website, watch the action live on Monroi.com and look for updates on CLO including a post-tourney recap by IM Greg Shahade.

May - Chess Life Online 2011

The Scoop on the World Chess Hall of Fame & Bobby Fischer Against the WorldAlex Battey Earns IM Norm in First Saturday Gareyev Hot in Chicago; Holt Earns GM Norm Get Ready for National Chess Day 2011 World Chess Hall of Fame and HBO Co-Host St. Louis Bobby Fischer Against the World Premiere Chicago Open Photo Gallery Harikrishna & Gelashvili Lead in Chicago Harikrishna on Opening Strong in Chicago Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Matches in Saint Louis Chicago Open Spans Memorial Day Weekend Speed Chess Like You've Never Seen Before (Video) Gelfand to Challenge Anand for World Championship! Eagles Partner with ASAP in Thrilling Event for Philly Youth Nakamura Wins Convincingly to Clinch Classical MatchTension Builds in Saint Louis Matches Unusual Chess Problems: Part I Nakamura Evens Score in Saint Louis Ponomariov, Robson Still LeadThe US Chess Scoop with Dr. Frank Brady National Open: A Chess Festival You Don't Want to Miss! Ponomariov, Robson Score Round-One VictoriesEarth vs. Space Match 2011 Launches! Yankovsky and Troff Earn Norms in Reader Memorial World Elite Battle in Saint Louis Kamsky Eliminated in Heart Breaking Playoff Candidates Semifinals Go to Playoff Kamsky-Gelfand Begins With Two Draws Robson Replaces Korchnoi for Match Play in St. LouisWu and Wheeler Among Winners at Elementary NationalsKamsky Defeats Topalov in Match; To Face Gelfand Next 2011 Elementary Nationals Begin in Dallas 2011 Elementary Nationals: A K-1 Preview Kamsky Draws First Blood in Candidates! Summer in Orlando: Details on the US Open, Junior Girls Open, Denker & BarberCandidates Kick Off; All Draws in Round 1 Nicky and Melinda’s Tournament AdventuresThe May Check is in the Mail Greg on Chess: Handicapping the Candidates Rosen Tops High School Nationals Nakamura, Korchnoi Headline Match Play in St. Louis