Three-way tie in Oregon Open

This year’s Oregon Open, held Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1, 2014 at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree in Portland, ended in a three-way tie for first in the Open Section. Nick Raptis, Daniel He and Micah Smith all went undefeated with two draws, scoring 5.0 out of 6.0. (Raptis and He drew each other in the final round.) The Reserve Section was swept with a perfect 6.0 score by Abhinav Brahmarouthu, raising his rating to over 1800. Grisha Alpernas was the TD, and the Portland Chess Club was the host club. USCF crosstable link.

See photos by Russell Miller on Flickr of this event, including a few of the top players.

2013 Oregon Open Results


5-1 was the winning score for both sections of the 139 player Oregon Open. Those getting that score in the Open section were Oregon players: Aaron Grabinsky, Richard Gutman and Alexandra Botez. Topping the Reserve Section were: Stephen Buck (WA), James Chen (OR) and Abhinav Brahmarouthu (OR) and Ralph Anthony (WA).

Believe the 139 players taking part was one of the largest turnouts for an Oregon Open. Tournament directors were: Gregori Alpernas and Michael Morris of the Portland Chess Club. Event was held Aug 31-Sept 2 in Portland Oregon.