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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 Rifkatovich Ibragimov, John Fedorowicz, Julio Becerra Rivero, Walter Shawn Browne, Dimitri Borisovich Gurevich, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Joshua E Friedel, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder, Gennadij Germanovich Sagalchik, John William Donaldson, Arthur Bisguier, Dmitry Schneider, Daniel Fernandez, Andranik Matikozian, Daniel Ludwig, Dean Ippolito, Marc Esserman, Yaacov Norowitz, Marcel Martinez, Oleg Zaikov, Walter Shipman, Mikhail Davidovich Zlotnikov, Nelson Castaneda, Ian D Thompson, Alexander J Chua, Oladapo Oluto Adu, Norman Rogers, Viktor Reznik, Andres Santalla, Carl Haessler, Allan Bennett, Imre Barlay, Devlin D Sinclair, Jorge L Diaz, Cindy Tsai, Alberto A Artidiello, Jerome B Hanken, Alan Kantor, Joshua Gutman, John Michael Curcuru, Hana Itkis, Alan Kobernat, George Trammell, Walter M Buehl, John Rinaldo, Pat McCartney, Jeremy M Volkmann, Frank Kim Berry, James E Berry, Cris Spencer, Daniel Freeman, 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, Dan Gannon, Greg Markson

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Berry vs N Rogers  0-1322004US OpenB10 Caro-Kann
2. T Greenfield vs J Berry  0-1372004US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
3. G Sutton vs A Marthinsen 0-1122004US OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
4. J Diaz vs D Freeman 0-1322004US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. J Spector vs D Schneider 0-1282004US OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. A Marthinsen vs W Shipman  0-1332004US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. P Lec vs F Berry  0-1362004US OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
8. A Artidiello vs Onischuk 0-1342004US OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
9. A Bennett vs V Reznik  0-1432004US OpenB58 Sicilian
10. J Berry vs J Curcuru  0-1562004US OpenB44 Sicilian
11. A Santalla vs D Schneider  0-1502004US OpenC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. P Grimm vs J Berry  0-1342004US OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
13. G Trammell vs D Ludwig 0-1272004US OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. V Reznik vs Onischuk 0-1502004US OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
15. J Friedel vs I R Ibragimov  0-1342004US OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. M D Zlotnikov vs D B Gurevich  0-1522004US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
17. J Berry vs A Artidiello 0-1312004US OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. M Martinez vs Onischuk 0-1312004US OpenC46 Three Knights
19. F Berry vs J F Suess 0-1212004US OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. A Chua vs M Martinez  0-1422004US OpenA57 Benko Gambit
21. D Fernandez vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1352004US OpenB27 Sicilian
22. E Ramento vs J Berry 0-1492004US OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. G Trammell vs Y Norowitz  0-1462004US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
24. J Berry vs C Tsai  0-1302004US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. P Seitzer vs G Trammell  0-1212004US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
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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.


Sep-09-04  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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