22nd Annual North American Open
December 26-30, 2012
The 22nd Annual North American Open was held at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.
GM Timur Gareev finished with an undefeated 8/9, a full point ahead of his nearest rival, to convincingly claim the title of North American Open Champion along with a prize of nearly $10,000 for his efforts throughout the week. FM John Bryant finished in 2nd place with 7/9, scoring a GM norm in the process, to claim a prize of $4704.
IM Zhanibek Amanov also scored a GM norm, finishing in a group of four players with 6.5/9, as well as taking the Under 2500 prize. FMs Yian Liou and Michael Bodek both scored IM norms.
The final standings, with prizes, for all sections are now posted.
Please use the following links for to obtain more information regarding the 2012 North American Open:
- Tournament Information – Sections, entry fees, prize funds, hotel info, etc.
- Replay Games/Download PGN