Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2010 arrow April arrow Vik(c)tors Top the World Open
Vik(c)tors Top the World Open Print E-mail
July 5, 2010
loeklaz.jpg22-year-old Czech GM Viktor Laznicka won clear first at the World Open with 7.5/9. Viktor was a point ahead of the field going into the last round, and received the white pieces against GM Loek Van Wely. Van Wely tried a fighting Benoni, but offered a draw in a worse position (before time control.) Surprisingly, Laznicka declined the chance to clinch first ( and the prize money), and played on in a better position. The game ended in a draw anyway.


shenslide.jpgIn the tough Under 2400 section, New Jersey high school senior Victor Shen won clear first with 8/9, making it a good payday for Victors. 

Conrad Holt earned an IM norm, narrowly missing a GM norm by a half point. Tournament Director Walter Brown confirmed that Holt's was the only norm of the event.

Find more details on the official website. Later this week, look for more stories and US Chess Scoop videos from the scene.

April - Chess Life Online 2010

FIDE Trainers Seminar for Women Instant Replay: Topalov-Anand Game 5 Drawn Anand on Top so Far in Sofia Kasparov, Karpov and Carlsen to Appear at New York City BenefitInstant Replay: Anand Wins Game Four Chess Without Borders Join Millions of Volunteers Worldwide on Global Youth Service Day Nakamura to Relocate to Saint LouisA Couch Potato's Guide to the World Championship - Part II Aleksandr Lenderman: Officially a Grandmaster Expert Meets Grandmaster: A Personal Perspective on Playing Maurice Ashley Anand Evens Score in Sofia Topalov Begins Match with Big Win A Volunteer's Perspective on Columbus: A Blue Apron & Female Fire A Couch Potato's Guide to Topalov-Anand Santarius Wins Hales Corners Challenge XIField finalized for 2010 U.S. Championship All-Girls Nationals: Ballantyne Ties with Chen and Wins UTD Scholarship High School Nationals: The Biggest Tie Ever and Hunter on Top $10,000 Up for Grabs at the US Championship Blitz Open Kudrin and Ivanov Win Hartford Open Meekins and Ong Lead High School; Matlin Leads All GirlsThe National High School and All Girls Begin in ColumbusIn Columbus, Ryba Wins Blitz, Low and Uesgui Take Bug Abby on Columbus, College and her Last Scholastic Game Final Four: UMBC beats Brownsville to retain titleThe Quest to Qualify by IM Altounian GM Jesse Kraai Takes Clear First in Reno Vela, IS 318, Adelberg and Lee on Top at the Junior High Nationals Four GMs Tie in Saint Louis Open College Final Four Update: Brownsville vs. Maryland Baltimore County Four Lead the Saint Louis Open Adelberg and IS 318 in Clear Lead at Junior High NationalsJunior High School Nationals: Day 1 ReportFinal Four Kicks Off in BrownsvilleTournament of Champions Final: Altounian vs. StudenNakagawa Takes First in K-9 BlitzThe Grandmaster ApartmentRecord field set for Saint Louis OpenGM Pascal Charbonneau on Blitzing the Donald Benge Memorial 2010 Grand Prix Sponsors: ChessLecture.com and ChessMagnetSchool.com The Final Scoop on the Philadelphia Open GM Robert Hess is the 2010 Samford Fellow The Story of IS 318: Interview with the Director of Chess Movie Kamsky Tops Philadelphia Open New USCF Rating Floors Implemented Far West Open BeginsThe Scoop Begins at the Philadelphia Open The April Check is in the Mail