Combining two 58% games in the final of the Wernher Open Pairs with a solid carryover from the qualifying round, Marc Nathan and Jose Robles won the four-session contest by a third of a board.
Nathan, of New York City, and Robles, of Santiago, Chile, were playing together in an NABC event for the first time, but they know each other very well. Nathan’s son, expert Kevin Bathurst, is married to Robles’s daughter, Catalina.
It was the second NABC title for Nathan, but the first for Robles. The winners four-session total was 2924.14 (top was 91).
In second with 2886.88, was the Italian duo of Giuseppe Failla and Dario Attanasio.