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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Chessmaster US Championships 2005 Tournament

Hikaru Nakamura7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Sergey Kudrin6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Onischuk6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Joel Benjamin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Yury Shulman6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Grigory Serper6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alex Yermolinsky5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Fishbein5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Ildar Ibragimov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Aleksander Wojtkiewicz5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Boris Gulko5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Goldin5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Gata Kamsky5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Julio Becerra Rivero5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Eugene Perelshteyn5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Ivanov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Salvijus Bercys5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Cyrus Lakdawala5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Dimitri Gurevich5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Igor Novikov5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Benjamin Finegold5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Nick DeFirmian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Shabalov5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Larry Mark Christiansen5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Levon Altounian5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Renier Gonzalez5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
(64 players total; 35 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 288  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zenyuk vs S Kriventsov  0-1602004Chessmaster US Championships 2005D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
2. R Goletiani vs L Christiansen  0-1572004Chessmaster US Championships 2005A04 Reti Opening
3. Joel Benjamin vs R Adamson  ½-½342004Chessmaster US Championships 2005D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. M Hoekstra vs B Finegold  0-1372004Chessmaster US Championships 2005E74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
5. B Lopez vs A Ivanov  ½-½442004Chessmaster US Championships 2005B06 Robatsch
6. Stripunsky vs S Bercys 1-0312004Chessmaster US Championships 2005B40 Sicilian
7. D Zilberstein vs Yermolinsky  ½-½252004Chessmaster US Championships 2005A40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Akobian vs R Burnett  1-0612004Chessmaster US Championships 2005E41 Nimzo-Indian
9. A Lein vs I Ibragimov  0-1522004Chessmaster US Championships 2005E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Nakamura vs S Muhammad 1-0282004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C78 Ruy Lopez
11. Kudrin vs J Shahade 1-0282004Chessmaster US Championships 2005B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. F La Rota vs Serper  ½-½412004Chessmaster US Championships 2005D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Kleiman vs Y Shulman  0-1332004Chessmaster US Championships 2005A13 English
14. Browne vs A Levina 1-0292004Chessmaster US Championships 2005B15 Caro-Kann
15. V West vs Lapshun 0-1412004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. R Gonzalez vs C Airapetian  1-0172004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C26 Vienna
17. O Sagalchik vs C Lakdawala  0-1612004Chessmaster US Championships 2005D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
18. L Altounian vs E Epstein  ½-½662004Chessmaster US Championships 2005A04 Reti Opening
19. L Ross vs D Gurevich 0-1312004Chessmaster US Championships 2005B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
20. Fishbein vs T Battsetseg 1-0322004Chessmaster US Championships 2005A37 English, Symmetrical
21. A Hahn vs E Perelshteyn ½-½502004Chessmaster US Championships 2005E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. J Becerra Rivero vs T Abrahamyan  1-0582004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C18 French, Winawer
23. L Milman vs Onischuk  0-1422004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Shabalov vs A Zatonskih 0-1572004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C02 French, Advance
25. DeFirmian vs B Lugo  1-0452004Chessmaster US Championships 2005C78 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-05-04  Denali: And Goletiani just beat Abrahamyan to win the Women's Championship.
Dec-05-04  iron maiden: Stripunsky's resigned. Congratulations to the new U.S. champion!
Dec-05-04  suenteus po 147: Nakamura is the new US Champion of chess! I'm watching the the 11 o'clock news tonight, baby!
Dec-05-04  stormflyer: Yes, Nakamura has won, according to the US Chess Championship official website. I'm happy that he won, but he was very lucky against Ibragimov.
Dec-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Morphy Fan> You're right, Black should try to keep material on the board being a Pawn down. After 29. Rc3 Nb5 probably 30. Rxc8 Qxc8 31. Qc4 Qd8 31. Ra4 followed by 32. Qc6 and Black's Knight is short on squares. Good suggestion.
Dec-05-04  Franz the Stampede: GO NAKA!!!!!!!
Dec-05-04  pkjohn146: Naka wins!!!
Dec-05-04  Where is my mind: excellent play from Hikaru Nakamura.
It's great to witness the beginging of
such a talented players career.
Dec-05-04  PeterFletcher: The kid's a little big on himself (per the interview on chesscafe.com), but he's good. To be 16 and to be the U.S. Champion (+ $25,000 USD), that's not too shabby!

I saw him play an endgame at the World Open (2004); he was amazing -just knocking out moves like there's no tomorrow.

But you have to be a little arrogant to play winning-chess: no guts, no glory!

Dec-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiskeyrebel: I thought he came off well in the interview. It doesn't seem like he's been overly pushed into devoting his life to chess unlike some young players. I saw him at another swiss tournament..and he didn't come across like Beavis or Butthead at all. I'm a solid Nakamura fan from here on out...where can I order a T-shirt??
Dec-05-04  DanielBryant: I wish I had $25,000 USD.
Dec-05-04  JohnBoy: About 25 yrs ago the top US woman was Diane Savereide. Low master. What ever happened to her? Retired from play?
Dec-05-04  SBC: <JohnBoy>
<About 25 yrs ago the top US woman was Diane Savereide. Low master. What ever happened to her?>

I've never been able to find much on her. Here's what I learned: http://batgirl.atspace.com/Savereid...

There is a Diane Savereide who plays different games over the internet, though not chess that I've seen. I don't know if it's the same person.

Dec-06-04  haha: So the Tournament it's over? :?
Dec-06-04  pazzed paun: YES -the tournament is over for now,but go to the offical site and at the very bottom is a crosstable with performance ratings- very impressive performances by Stripunsky and Bercys. The tournament will be back in San Diego in FEB 2006 (bigger and better) IF you can travel to it do it!! I would not be suprised if several of the players relocate to SO-CAL
Dec-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Anyone know who won the prize for the hardest fought game?
Dec-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: <SBC> Thanks for your info on Savereide, I do remember her from past Chess Life magazines in the '80's. Having held the title for quite awhile, one would think there would be more info on her to research. Anyway, any info on the gal, I believe, a native Russian named Inna Izrailov who took the title from Diane in 1986? I believe she had the title for that one year only?
Dec-07-04  pazzed paun: the prizes are listed on the official website www.uschesschampionship.com you can link to it from the week in chess site. BENT LARSEN prize of $5000 to Alex Fishbein--- best games 3 way tie--
1] $1000 Zilberstein round 2
2] $1000 Stripunsky round 9
3] 500 each Benjamin and Shulman round 5
Dec-07-04  iron maiden: Chessgames.com, do you plan to put up the rapid tie-break games that decided both U.S. titles?
Dec-10-04  LUIS XAVIER: i will like to play!
Dec-10-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <LUIS XAVIER> Hello! Welcome to the site! This is a great place to study chess and analyze variations, but there's no way to play here. There are other Websites where you can play for free = ChessGames.com Help Good Luck!
Dec-28-04  pazzed paun: LUIS XAVIER: Do you want to play in the U.S. championships in FEB 2006? Come to SAN DIEGO then and maybe a special U.S. versus MEXICO match can be arranged! The 2006 event will be even bigger and better!
Jan-12-05  COTORRO: excellent site
Nov-06-05  rgummadi95: This is way not better then runescape.
Nov-06-05  rgummadi95: Well you are scary
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