There are several different sections and different playing schedules. A large contingent of foreign players comes over every year, many from India, to take advantage of the overlap with the Philadelphia Open. I'm only reporting the Open and top U-2400 female finishers, plus the final table from the Women's Championship.
In the Open, a GM norm was scored by IM Eesha Karavade!
The Open title was won by GM Ivan Sokolov after an Armageddon play-off with GM Alexander Shabalov. Both players scored 7.0/9. IM Eesha Karavade (IND 2343) finished in a very respectable 19th place overall in the Open with 6.0/9 and took home prize money of $636.25.
I hope I didn't miss any chess femmes -- I see the following in the Open (final standings):
54th: FM Kassa Korley (USA 2298) 4.5
56th: WIM Viktorija NI (USA 2264) 4.5
64th: IM Tania Sachdev (IND 2394) 4.0
68th: WGM Anna Sharevich (BLR 2258) 4.0
70th: WIM Nadia Ortiz (COL 2230) 4.0
82nd: Sarah Chiang (USA 2102) 3.5
100th: Jennifer Acon (USA 1832) 2.5
In the U-2400 Section, top female finishers were:
5th: IM Nisha Mohota (IND 2376) 6.5, prize of $897.63
13th: WGM Padmini Rout (IND 2354) 6.0, prize of $70.34
16th: WIM Iryna Zenyuk (USA 2327) 6.0, prize of $70.34
There was a Women's Championship this year, and two of the lovely Ulrich sisters (I have met them at the Hales Corners Chess Challenges held in April and October every year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) participated. Here are the final standings:
World Open 2012 Standings – Women’s Championship
|#||Name||Rtng||St||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Rd 6||Tot||
|4||WFM Anna Levina||2111||NY||W14||D5||L1||W7||L2||W8||3.5|
|5||WFM Danitza Vazquez Maccarini||1975||PR||W15||D4||W6||L3||D8||L1||3.0|
|7||Rachel J Ulrich||1818||WI||W11||L1||W14||L4||W10||L2||3.0|
|11||Nancy R Guimaraes||unr.||NJ||L7||W16||W9||L8||L6||W14||3.0|
|12||Anne E Ulrich||928||WI||L6||D10||L8||W16||W15||L9||2.5||