Shabalov is gold at Bahamas International

11/5/2012 – The Bahamas International & Amateur was held from October 24-28, 2012 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, in Nassau, Bahamas. GM Alex Shabalov won the International Section, finishing with an undefeated 6.5/9 and taking home the first prize, and just behind was GM Alexander Goldin in second. Several norms were also scored at this traditional event.

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Shabalov is gold at Bahamas International


The playing hall

The Bahamas International & Amateur was held from October 24-28, 2012 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.


The tournament poster with GM Joshua Friedel playing in the foreground

GM Alex Shabalov won the International Section, finishing with an undefeated 6.5/9 and taking home the $2000 first prize. Just a half-point behind Shabalov was GM Alexander Goldin who collected $1200 for his efforts over the five days.


Alexander Shabalov took clear first with 6.5/9


GM Alexander Goldin came in second a half-point behind Shabalov

Yaacov Norowitz and Erik Santarius both scored IM norms. Norowitz had secured his norm before his round nine game began while Santarius his with a last round draw against Goldin.


Yaacov Norowitz scored an IM norm at the tournament

Andre White, Vice President of the Bahamas Chess Federation, was invaluable help in running this tournament, attending to the many details and for providing the beautiful wooden sets and the DGT clocks.


FM Alberto Mascarenhas came from Brazil to participate

Final standings

Rk Name Rtg Fed Pts
1 GM Alexander Shabalov 2570 USA 6.5
2 GM Alexander Goldin 2549 USA 6.0
3 IM Leonid Gerzhoy 2469 CAN 5.5
4 Yaacov Norowitz 2420 USA 5.5
5 GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2582 GEO 5.0
6 GM Joshua E Friedel 2495 USA 5.0
7 IM Justin Sarkar 2408 USA 5.0
8 Erik F Santarius 2278 USA 5.0
9 FM Alex Betaneli 2223 USA 5.0
10 GM Bator Sambuev 2524 CAN 4.5
11 IM Tom O’ Donnell 2350 CAN 4.5
12 FM Alberto Pinheiro Mascarenhas 2261 BRA 4.0

 

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