Congratulations to GM Leonid Kritz for winning the Open section of the 80th Annual Southwest Open which was played August 29th-September 1st.  There were a total of 214 participants in the tournament with 25 players rated 2200 or higher. GM Kritz won with a score of 6.0/7 with five (5) wins and two (2) draws.

Luis Salinas and GM Leonid Kritz (Photo by Barbara Swafford)