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US Open (2004)

Player: Ray Robson

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Freeman vs Robson 0-129 2004 US OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
 

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 http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/....
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!
Aug-25-04
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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.

LOL

Sep-09-04
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  Knight13: Who won the US Open in chess?
Sep-09-04
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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.
Oct-29-04
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  tpstar: <Jocool> Word up, G. We're down with it.
May-22-06
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  refutor: Where was the US Open held in 1985?
May-22-06
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  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Is this a trivia question or a curiosity question?
May-22-06
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  refutor: curiosity...i'm trying to fill in the blanks on my database
May-22-06
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  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Well, my research has turned up bupkis. I wish you luck.
May-22-06
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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 :

http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s...

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 -

:)

May-22-06
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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!
Dec-10-06
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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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