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GM Bai Jinshi winner of North American Open

The 19-years old Grandmaster Bai Jinshi from China has won the 28th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December, 2018, at Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas, USA.

Bai Jinshi completed the event with 7,5/9 points to earn 10200 USD top prize and clear-winner bonus.

IM Dionisio Aldama (Mexico) and IM Zhaozhi Li (USA) shared the second place half a point behind the winner to claim 3750 USD each.

FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Edward Song and Jack Zhu have scored IM norms.

Bai Jinshi

Bai Jinshi

Open section final standings:

1. GM Bai Jinshi 2568 CHN – 7.5
2-3. IM Dionisio Aldama 2412 MEX and IM Zhaozhi Li 2399 USA – 7,0
4-5. IM Advait Patel 2455 USA and Mika Andrew Brattain 2411 USA – 6,5
6-21. Jack Qijie Zhu 2364 USA, GM Ruifeng Li 2559 USA, GM Karthik Venkataraman 2527 IND, GM Julio J Becerra 2520 USA, GM Adrien Demuth 2517 FRA, GM Steven C Zierk 2510 USA, GM Andrey Gorovets 2509 BLR, GM Zbigniew Pakleza 2506 POL, IM Praveen Balakrishnan 2418 USA, FM Andrew Zhang Hong 2390 USA, FM Ben Li 2368 USA, FM Edward Song 2355 USA, FM Christopher Yu-shuo Shen 2311 USA, Spencer George Lehmann 2254 USA, Andy Lin 2241 USA, IM Arthur Calugar 2208 CAN – 6,0 etc (116 players)

The 28th North American Open had 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The total prize fund was 120,000 USD.