38th Marchand Open

$16,400 Prize Fund Guaranteed with 150 Grand Prix Points

MARCH  19 – 20,  2016

STRONG’S  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY

One  Manhattan Square / Rochester, NY 14607

For entry form and particulars please call The Rochester Chess Center, 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610 /  Telephone # (585) 442-2430.  Ron Lohrman or one of his staff will be happy to assist you.

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The Rochester Club master, Ben Dean – Kawmura, repeated his 2014 victory march to lst place when he defeated Grandmaster Bryan Smith in the final round, knocking Smith out of a cash prize, having suffered two losses.  The top winners in the Open section were Ben Dean-Kawmuta (M)with 4 wins, l loss; Robert Sulman (M) 4 wins, 1 loss; Pedro-Juan Garan Martin 2497 (unrated) 4 wins, 1 loss; Alexander Stripunsky (GM) 3 wins, 2 draws; Eugene Perelshteyn (GM) 3 wins, 2 draws; Sergey Kudrin (GM) 3 wins, 2 draws; Razvan Preota (M) 3 wins, 2 draws.

Each of the 7-players (total 4 points each)received $1129.00. ($7903) of the total prize fund.

In the class sections, there was a great battle among the more than 130 players who fought gallantly to achieve the remaining cash prizes.

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