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|Nakamura and Pruess Take Vegas
|December 30, 2007
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At the North American Open in Las Vegas (Dec.26-29), GM Hikaru Nakamura and IM David Pruess tied for first with 6/7 each. Check the
In the final game, Pruess against Varuzhan Akobian and Nakamura against Alexander Shablov both won in grueling 60+ move games. Here are the games:
North American Open
1-2- Hikaru Nakamura and IM David Pruess- 6/7
3-5- GM Alexander Shabalov, GM Julio Becerra and FM Alex Kretchetov- 5.5/7
6-10- GM Varuzhan Akobian, GM Jesse Kraai, Denys K.Shmelov, GM Gildardo J. Garcia and IM Vladimir Mezentsev- 5/7
11-20- GM Ildar Ibragimov, IM Enrico Sevillano, FM Jake Kleiman, FM Slava Mikhaliuk, GM Dashze Sharavdorj, Dennis Monokroussos, Rodelay Medina, FM David Lucky,Ilia Serpik and Sean Higgins.
Check out the complete Open standings or the index to the standings for all sections.