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US Open (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
NN, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Onischuk, Ray Robson, Ildar Ibragimov, John Fedorowicz, Julio Becerra Rivero, Walter Shawn Browne, Dimitri Gurevich, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Joshua E Friedel, Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder, Gennadij Sagalchik, John William Donaldson, Arthur Bisguier, Dmitry Schneider, Andranik Matikozian, Daniel Ludwig, Dean Ippolito, Marc Esserman, Daniel Fernandez, Yaacov Norowitz, Marcel Martinez, Oleg Zaikov, Walter Shipman, Mikhail Zlotnikov, Nelson Castaneda, Ian D Thompson, Oladapo Oluto Adu, Alexander J Chua, Norman Rogers, Viktor Reznik, Andres Santalla, Carl Haessler, Allan Bennett, Imre Barlay, Devlin D Sinclair, Jorge L Diaz, Cindy Tsai, Jerome B Hanken, Alberto A Artidiello, Alan Kantor, Joshua Gutman, John Michael Curcuru, Hana Itkis, Alan Kobernat, George Trammell, John Rinaldo, Walter M Buehl, Pat McCartney, Jeremy M Volkmann, Frank Kim Berry, James E Berry, Cris Spencer, Daniel Freeman, Dan Gannon, Greg Markson, Jason Stuart Spector, Jesica Harris, John F Suess, Eric Ramento, Griffin Gibson, Ernie Schlich, Patrick Lec, Behrouz Babapour, John N Yehl, Dan Presicci, Ken Eddy, Grant Sutton, Danny M Tsai, Joan Schlich, Tyrone Greenfield, Alex Gonzalez, Paul Grimm, Phillip M Seitzer, Art Marthinsen, Rodriguez

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Sutton vs A Marthinsen 0-112 2004 US OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
2. G Trammell vs J F Suess  1-037 2004 US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
3. C Spencer vs M Esserman  ½-½19 2004 US OpenB06 Robatsch
4. Kosteniuk vs D Gannon 1-014 2004 US OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. J Hanken vs E Schlich 1-026 2004 US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
6. C Haessler vs D Tsai 1-023 2004 US OpenA15 English
7. T Greenfield vs J Berry  0-137 2004 US OpenA08 King's Indian Attack
8. F Berry vs N Rogers  0-132 2004 US OpenB06 Robatsch
9. J Diaz vs D Freeman 0-132 2004 US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Onischuk vs G Gibson  1-033 2004 US OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. D Gurevich vs J Rinaldo  ½-½28 2004 US OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. P Lec vs F Berry  0-136 2004 US OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
13. G Markson vs C Spencer  1-015 2004 US OpenB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
14. A Marthinsen vs W Shipman  0-133 2004 US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Spector vs D Schneider 0-128 2004 US OpenC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. J Berry vs NN 1-032 2004 US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
17. H Itkis vs J Volkmann 1-024 2004 US OpenA15 English
18. C Spencer vs A Gonzalez  1-019 2004 US OpenB01 Scandinavian
19. F Berry vs P McCartney ½-½41 2004 US OpenC00 French Defense
20. G Trammell vs J Gutman 1-027 2004 US OpenC06 French, Tarrasch
21. D Schneider vs D Sinclair  1-075 2004 US OpenB33 Sicilian
22. J Donaldson vs Rodriguez  1-025 2004 US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
23. O Adu vs J Berry  1-031 2004 US OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Browne vs Wojtkiewicz 1-030 2004 US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. A Artidiello vs Onischuk 0-134 2004 US OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-04  ruylopez900: Well, Looks like it was a tight race :) Does anyone know if there will be tiebreaks? Extra matches? Tiebreaking formulas? Will everyone stay even? Thanks.
Aug-25-04  iron maiden: To ruylopez900, and anyone else who is interested, the results in full can be found at
Aug-25-04  iron maiden: Fans of Nakamura and Kosteniuk might want to know that those two were part of a 12-way tie right behind the seven winners, at 7/9.
Aug-25-04  ruylopez900: wow, with almost 20 people within 0.5 of the lead it makes you think they needed some more rounds!
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  Sneaky: That's the problem with these giant swiss opens, you end up playing a 2200 the first round, a 1200 the second round, then a 2100, then an 1100, unless you're a titled player you can pretty much expect to finish with half the points.
Aug-25-04  aw1988: Seven way tie for 1st place included Alexander Onischuk, Rodrigo Vasquez, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Andran Matikozyan, Renier Gonzalez, and Marcel Martinez.


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  Knight13: Who won the US Open in chess?
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  refutor: <<who won the US Open in chess?> Seven way tie for 1st place included Alexander Onischuk, Rodrigo Vasquez, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Andran Matikozyan, Renier Gonzalez, and Marcel Martinez.>
Sep-22-04  shr0pshire: It is a shame that people who participated in the US Open or other tournaments on this page don't send in their results. That way we could enjoy the games that they enjoyed.

I know there are people from the US Open that come to this site, and it is too bad that they don't help update the database. Shame on you!

Oct-29-04  Jocool: Wazz up everyone
Oct-29-04  Spassky69: <Jocool> Quit lying.
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  tpstar: <Jocool> Word up, G. We're down with it.
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  refutor: Where was the US Open held in 1985?
May-22-06  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Is this a trivia question or a curiosity question?
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  refutor: curiosity...i'm trying to fill in the blanks on my database
May-22-06  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Well, my research has turned up bupkis. I wish you luck.
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  WannaBe: If you still get no reply/answers, I'd ask it on <Resignation Trap>'s forum. I swear that guy knows everything (chess history).
May-22-06  LuckyBlunder: Look what I found :

It seems the '85 US championship was held in Estes Park. - I assume that the city beside the winner and the year is the city in wich the championship was held -


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  refutor: no that's the US Championship not the US Open...they are two different tournaments
Dec-10-06  Ryan49: The US Open 1985 was held in Hollywood Florida. I remember because I was there. Its was a lot of fun!
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  sisyphus: I was at the U.S. Open in 1985 as well, because I grew up in Hollywood. It was held at the Diplomat Hotel, a resort on the beach. There was a picture on the cover of Chess Life showing Yasser Seirawan by the surfboards. Florencio Campomanes was hanging around.

Boris Spassky played, for which he was paid a $30,000 fee. The organizers had arranged to segregate the top five boards, which gave him a certain dignity. However, in Round 3 he drew a 2400 player, so he wound up on Board 24 or thereabouts. Then they made a special table for him designated "S" placed permanently among the top boards.

Nov-20-12  The Last Straw: Gee, it looks as if NN was the highest rated guy here!! Must've bin a tournament with horrible players! :D
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