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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, Joan Schlich, Danny M Tsai, Alex Gonzalez, Paul Grimm, Phillip M Seitzer, Tyrone Greenfield, Art Marthinsen, Rodriguez, Dan Gannon, Greg Markson, Jason Stuart Spector, Jesica Harris, Eric Ramento, John F Suess, Griffin Gibson, Patrick Lec, Behrouz Babapour, Ernie Schlich, John N Yehl, Dan Presicci, Ken Eddy, Grant Sutton

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Haessler vs D Tsai 1-0232004US OpenA15 English
2. J Hanken vs E Schlich 1-0262004US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
3. Kosteniuk vs D Gannon 1-0142004US OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. G Trammell vs J F Suess  1-0372004US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. Onischuk vs G Gibson  1-0332004US OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. G Markson vs C Spencer  1-0152004US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. J Berry vs NN 1-0322004US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
8. H Itkis vs J Volkmann 1-0242004US OpenA15 English
9. C Spencer vs A Gonzalez  1-0192004US OpenB01 Scandinavian
10. G Trammell vs J Gutman 1-0272004US OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
11. D Schneider vs D Sinclair  1-0752004US OpenB33 Sicilian
12. J Donaldson vs Rodriguez  1-0252004US OpenA04 Reti Opening
13. O Adu vs J Berry  1-0312004US OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Browne vs Wojtkiewicz 1-0302004US OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. W M Buehl vs C Spencer  1-0152004US OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Browne vs Kosteniuk 1-0292004US OpenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. M Martinez vs W Shipman  1-0462004US OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
18. Onischuk vs I Thompson  1-0262004US OpenA10 English
19. C Spencer vs J Harris 1-0362004US OpenC54 Giuoco Piano
20. J Hanken vs J Yehl 1-0172004US OpenA20 English
21. A Matikozian vs O Zaikov  1-0352004US OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Kobernat vs F Berry  1-0252004US OpenC25 Vienna
23. Nakamura vs N Castaneda 1-0352004US OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. I R Ibragimov vs D B Gurevich  1-0312004US OpenA58 Benko Gambit
25. Kosteniuk vs A Chua 1-0252004US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
 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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