Thanksgiving Open: Final Results

GM Nigel Short, right, looks on as board member Jim Davies plays in round one.

The Thanksgiving Open is complete in Saint Louis. After six rounds, a four-way tie emerged at the top of the leaderboard to send four grandmasters home with $900 each. After tiebreaks, GM Alexander Onischuk emerged as the overall tourney winner.

Onischuk emerged from the two-day schedule unscathed to take on GM Dmitry Gurevich in round four. Onischuk's rook sacrifice gave him two advanced, connected center pawns, which gave him enough pressure to convert the victory.

In round five, Onischuk took on GM Yury Shulman in a King's Gambit that eventually petered out into an uneventful draw. His hard-fought draw against GM Gregory Kaidanov in the final round helped secure a tie for first for both.

Kaidanov had to fight back from a surprising round two draw against CCSCSL standout Kevin Cao. Kaidanov topped Viktorija Ni in round three, Jialin Ding in round four and GM Ray Robson in round five to put himself in prime position heading into the final round.

Shulman maintained solid play throughout the tournament, and his draw in the final round against GM Nigel Short helped secure him a piece of the four-way tie at the top.

After drawing Robson in round four, Short had a lost position against IM Jake Kleiman, but still managed to pull out a draw. His three draws in the final three rounds were not enough to catch the rest of the field as Short finished the tournament with a score of 4.5/6.

GM Dmitry Gurevich had a solid tournament with a 5/6 finish to capture a tie for first place. His key victory came in round three against GM Timur Gareyev. The following round, Gurevich lost to the overall winner Onischuk, but finished strong with victories against Ni and IM Jake Kleiman in rounds five and six. 

John Veech, a student of GM Mesgen Amanov, traveled form Wisconsin to take first U2400 and $550. Veech, who came into the tournament with a rating of 2160, finished with 4.5/6 (after requesting a 1/2-point bye in round six). His only loss came in round two to Robson, a position Robson said he though Veech could win.

"He should have drawn me," Robson said. "He had a forced draw at some point."

Resident GM Ben Finegold finished with a final score of 4/6.

Stay tuned for pgns of some of the key games from the tournament and more updated coverage.

 

SwissSys Standings. Thanksgiving Open: Thanksgiving Open Merged

 

#NameRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1ALEXANDE ONISCHUKW33W69W17W4D2D35.0222419.586.5900.00
2YURY SHULMANW68W16W31W11D1D55.0212319.585900.00
3GREGORY KAIDANOVW50D14W9W23W6D15.020.5231887.5900.00
4DMITRY GUREVICHW45W22W10L1W9W85.02022.51887.5900.00
5NIGEL SHORTW72W19W12D6D8D24.522241886 
6RAY ROBSONW47W7W24D5L3W224.521.52417.587.5 
7JOHN VEECHW65L6W35W27W31H---4.516.516.51558550.00
8JAKE KLEIMANW26D23W44W14D5L44.020.52316.584.5 
9VIKTORIJA NIB---W15L3W37L4W364.020201474112.50
10TIMUR GAREYEVW42W34L4W25D24D114.019.52215.583 
11ISTVAN SIPOSW56W46W13L2D12D104.019.521.516.583.5112.50
12MARKO ZIVANICW35W29L5W32D11D144.0192215.582.5 
13BENJAMIN FINEGOLDW43W32L11W34L19W234.01820.51579.5 
14KEVIN Y CAOW57D3W53L8W43D124.018201577266.67
15THOMAS M ULRICHW55L9W16W39L17W344.01819.51469.5266.67
16ERIC S ROSENW51L2L15W57W35W374.017.519.51269.5112.50
17ANGELO YOUNGW54W36L1D22W15H---4.017.517.514.565.5 
18FRANK H SMITHL31W60L22W64W38W324.01516.51158.5350.00
19SABINA-FRA FOISORW62L5W68W33W13U---4.015151555112.50
20THOMAS SCHNEIDERW74D38L23W46W42H---4.0141413.544.5350.00
21ABHISHEK MALLELAW60L31D62D58W56X394.0111111.541.5266.67
22MARK JOEFF FERBERW40L4W18D17W52L63.520.522.513.579 
23JIALIN DINGW63D8W20L3W28L133.520.52214.578.5 
24MICHAEL BROOKSW73W37L6W36D10U---3.517171559.5 
25JUSTIN LE GARDNERD44D67W45L10D26W503.51516.511.556 
26DANIEL EDW PARMETL8W63L32W65D25W483.51516.51058 
27RAJA PANJWANID71W58D39L7W33H---3.515151249 
28ALAN C RODENSTEINH---L44W41W48L23W423.5141410.550 
29JAMES R VOELKERW66L12W56L31H---W433.5131311.548.5 
30VIKRAM ARUNA* ARUND39L33L58W70B---W463.51212843.5 
31MESGEN AMANOVW18W21L2W29L7U---3.015.520.51469.5 
32DANIEL GUREVICHW41L13W26L12W49L183.014.5211267.5 
33DREW HOLLINBERGERL1W30W69L19L27W523.013201070.5 
34ADARSH JAYAKUMARW59L10W47L13W45L153.013191266.5 
35WILLIAM M TONGL12W66L7W40L16W593.01318.5958.5 
36SEAN VIBBERTW52L17W49L24W58L93.012181270.5 
37JAMES MCLAUGHLINW64L24W67L9W51L163.011.5171259.5 
38RICHARD BENJAMIND53D20D42D52L18W583.011171063 
39ALISA MELEKHINAD30W71D27L15W54F213.010.514.51244 
40CONRAD OBERHAUSL22W72L48L35W67W623.0914846.5 
41STEPHEN LANDRUML32D43L28W63H---W563.0912.5744.5 
42LAWRENCE S COHENL10W59D38W62L20L282.514181063.5 
43SELDEN TRIMBLEL13D41W70W44L14L292.514189.561.5 
44MARGARET M HUAD25W28L8L43L46W632.513.517.5962.5 
45TODD A PLAGEMANNL4W51L25W67L34D532.513188.565 
46JIM GEARYW61L11D57L20W44L302.513171058.5 
47SPENCER FINEGOLDL6W65L34L51W57D492.51216.57.558 
48BARRY PAUL MANTHED70L53W40L28W62L262.511.515949 
49ALEXAN VERGILESOVL69W54L36W68L32D472.511.514.58.549 
50JAMES A DAVIESL3L57D63W55W53L252.51116755.5 
51WILLIAM NESHAML16L45W66W47L37D542.511157.548 
52CHASE KNOWLESL36B---W71D38L22L332.51114.59.548.5 
53BRAD A SCHMIDTD38W48L14H---L50D452.510.514.59.549.5 
54JAMES D POLLITTL17L49B---W59L39D512.510.514.56.549 
55ROGER C SCHMIDTL15L62B---L50X71H---2.548428 
56TAIMOOR NOORL11W61L29W69L21L412.013.517.5857 
57AWONDER LIANGL14W50D46L16L47D602.013.517.57.555.5 
58ISAIAH GADSONH---L27W30D21L36L382.012.516854 
59RODNEY VAUGHNL34L42W61L54W64L352.010.513.5646 
60RAFI CHOWDHURYL21L18L65D66W70D572.09.513.5439.5 
61SRIKAR CHIKKALAL46L56L59B---D65D642.07.5103.534 
62WAYNE L HATCHERL19W55D21L42L48L401.51317.5758 
63DENNIS HUMPHRIESL23L26D50L41W66L441.512.516449.5 
64MATTHEW Q ALTONL37D73D72L18L59D611.51115537 
65TIMOTHY C NESHAML7L47W60L26D61U---1.59.514540.5 
66RANDY WAY GIMINEZL29L35L51D60L63B---1.5912.51.536.5 
67DANIEL A JUENGELH---D25L37L45L40H---1.58.512540 
68JOSHUA FRANKL2W70L19L49U---U---1.0813546 
69ALEXAND* VELIKANOVW49L1L33L56U---U---1.07.512.5646 
70THOMAS GAULD48L68L43L30L60U---0.5912335.5 
71JOSEPH AN GARNIERD27L39L52U---F55U---0.55.59334 
72LUKE HELLWIGL5L40D64U---U---U---0.54.59231 
73VIKRAM ARUNA ARUNL24D64U---U---U---U---0.51.55.52.520 
74ALEXAND VELIKANOVL20U---U---U---U---U---0.004014 

 

 

SwissSys Standings. Thanksgiving Open: Thanksgiving Open U1800

 

#NameRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1SPENCER G LEHMANNH---W24W22W11W3D25.016.516.517591000.00
2MICHAEL HENSLEYW23W14D11D3W4D14.518.519.51777500.00
3DIRK BOSWINKELW19W12W18D2L1D54.018.5201776.5233.33
4EDDIE RAY WOODL11W25W16W13L2W144.015.517.51366.5100.00
5WILLIAM THOMPSONW21D16L13W17W12D34.015171469100.00
6VISHAL* BHARADWAJL12W19W15D14D11W134.014.51612.564.5233.33
7ANSHUL ADVEL15L10W19W23W9W114.014.515.51053100.00
8RICHARD L BERRYD24L22B---D16W18W124.012.512.510.546233.33
9ADREAM LIANGW25L11D20W22L7W163.514161248.5 
10JASON* ZHOUL18W7L12W20D16W173.514161059.5 
11ARAVIND GANAPATHYW4W9D2L1D6L73.016.5251482 
12HANSON HAOW6L3W10W18L5L83.015211375 
13STEPHEN ZHANGD22W17W5L4D14L63.01319.51368 
14JOSEPH C STAFFORDB---L2W23D6D13L43.01216.511.559.5 
15LAWRENCE G RIDGEW7L18L6L21W23W193.09.514.5947.5 
16KEN CRUMPLERW20D5L4D8D10L92.516.520.51165 
17MAREK ZIOLKOWSKIH---L13W21L5W20L102.510.514.58.548.5 
18ANOOP GAZULAPALLIW10W15L3L12L8L202.015191165 
19ASHWATH KUMARL3L6L7B---W21L152.01317454.5 
20LAURENCE COKERL16D21D9L10L17W182.012.5165.559 
21MAX ASHE FRIEDMANL5D20L17W15L19H---2.09135.541.5 
22BEHROOZ ME VAKILD13W8L1L9U---U---1.51015853 
23KARAN A MEHTAL2B---L14L7L15U---1.09.514447.5 
24JASON ZHOUD8L1U---U---U---U---0.53.58.5328 
25VISHAL BHARADWAJL9L4U---U---U---U---0.03.57.5025 

 

 

SwissSys Standings. Thanksgiving Open: Thanksgiving Open U1400

#NameRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]Prize
1ALFRED F HUFFW36W12W14L5W7W25.020221878600.00
2ANDREW GEISELHARTW25W15W24W6W5L15.019.5222080.5600.00
3PAUL YODERD24W28W26D7W8W55.01719.516.574600.00
4KENNETH D BALLARDD6W21L7W26W12W114.517.5201473 
5JAY ANDRE SHAPIROW18W22W8W1L2L34.021.5241891 
6GREG CARLSOND4W19W13L2W22D94.02022.514.582 
7SHOEB MOHIUDDIND21W23W4D3L1W174.02022.514.575 
8AADIT PALANIAPPANB---W30L5W16L3W184.017.517.51464 
9JASON DEHORTYL20W31W30W13D11D64.015.51713.561200.00
10TERRENCE QUINLANL29W33D12W32W14D154.01414.512.555200.00
11KEN* WESTW16L13W19W17D9L43.518.521.51473 
12ALEXANDRA TIMOFTEW34L1D10W20L4W263.518.519.51268 
13NATHAN TU PHANW23W11L6L9D18W223.51719.51372 
14RO OTEY- TRIPLETTW27W20L1D22L10W213.516.51913.566.5 
15SCOTT M ANDERSONW31L2L17W33W23D103.51616.511.556 
16EMILY L THOMPSONL11W35W21L8W19H---3.514141148 
17ROBERT A LUCKEYL30W27W15L11W25L73.012181161.5 
18WENDELL A BETTONL5W36H---W24D13L83.0121610.555 
19SUHAS BOBBAW35L6L11W27L16W293.011.5171056 
20CLARK ZHANG BERRYW9L14W25L12L24D232.5151910.56587.50
21KYLE JOSEPH RAY MAYHUGHD7L4L16W29W32L142.514.519868.5 
22DALE SULLINSW33L5W29D14L6L132.513.517.511.570 
23MATTHEW WE LARSONL13L7W35W28L15D202.513.517.57.559 
24NATHANIEL MILLERD3W29L2L18W20U---2.512.517.51066 
25CHRISTO ROBERTSONL2W34L20W30L17D282.511168.559 
26MATTHEW LEHMANNH---W32L3L4W34L122.510.515.59.552.587.50
27SAMUEL BRU LEVINEL14L17W31L19H---W322.5912.55.543.587.50
28WILLIAM J DEHORTY JRH---L3H---L23W33D252.55.510.56.535.587.50
29AIDA TIMOFTEW10L24L22L21W30L192.01317859 
30JAMES WANGW17L8L9L25L29W342.01216758 
31JACK R PEARCEL15L9L27L34B---W332.07.511.5237 
32MICHAEL P O'NEILLH---L26W34L10L21L271.58.512.56.539.5 
33ABLE LIANGL22L10B---L15L28L311.01014345 
34FRED A SMITHL12L25L32W31L26L301.01013.5346.5 
35MIKE BUCKLEYL19L16L23B---U---U---1.05.59229 
36KEN WESTL1L18U---U---U---U---0.038029