September 8, 2009

IM Gergely Antal wins Southwest Open



Congratulations to IM Gergely Antal, winner of the 2009 Southwest Open. Antal scored 6/7, a half-point ahead of IM Davorin Kuljasevic. The $10,000 guaranteed prize fund attracted 160 players, and the Open section was the strongest ever seen at a Southwest Open, with 17 players rated over 2200, including 2 GMs and 6 IMs.

In the Reserve section, Phung Nguyen scored a perfect 7/7, a point and a half ahead of his nearest rivals - a performance worthy of the $1,000 first prize.

I'll post games from the event soon.

September 6, 2009

Watch Southwest Open games live!

For those of you who didn't make it to Fort Worth this weekend for the 75th Southwest Open, you can still watch the games live at monroi.com (free registration required).