GMs Sevillano (foreground) and Kudrin

IM Sevillano (foreground) and GM Kudrin © USCF

Far West Open Chess
Final Standings / Crosstable

IM Enrico Sevillano (+4 =2 -0) quickly drew with GM Sergey Kudrin in the final round as both shared first place together with IM  Gergely Antal at the recently concluded 2009 Far West Open (10-12 April) held in Reno, Nevada. The trio each scored five points in the three-day, six-round event.

IM Ricky De Guzman figured in a tie for seventh to twelfth place with four points. He opted to take consecutive half-point byes at the beginning of the event, won his next three actual games in rounds three to five, but  then lost to Antal who caught up with the leaders in the end.