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Las Cruces Resident Wins 2011 Southern Rocky FIDE Open

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Lior Lapid, 2008 New Mexico State Chess Co-Champion and Las Cruces resident has won clear first in the Southern Rocky FIDE Open, held Feb 25-27.

This was an excellent result for Lapid, coming in ahead of two grandmasters and two international masters.

The prize winners were:

  • 1st – Lior Lapid – $1000
  • 2nd & 3rd – Steven Zierk and Mikheil Kekelidze – $450 each
  • 1st U2400, U2200 – Benjamin Coraretti & Alfonso Vega – $200 each
  • 1st U2000 – Kesav Viswanadha – $200
  • 2nd U2000 – Jeff Serna – $90
  • 2nd U2200, 3rd U2000 – Sam Dooley, Cesar Guevarra, Silas Perry, Tres Roring, Donald Harvey, John Flores, Jeff Csima, Wayne Hatcher, Dante Archuleta, Curtis Cooper, Brian McNiece – $11.36 each

The tournament web site is here.

Lior kindly submits his last round game from the event with notes: