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US Championship Tournament

Hikaru Nakamura7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Robert Lee Hess6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Onischuk6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Gata Kamsky6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ildar Rifkatovich Ibragimov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Larry Mark Christiansen5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Joshua E Friedel5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Yury Markovich Shulman5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Joel Benjamin4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Alexander Anatolyevich Shabalov4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Boris Gulko4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Ray Robson4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Julio Becerra Rivero4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Tyler Hughes4/9(+4 -5 =0)[games]
Enrico M Sevillano4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Michael A Brooks4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Gregory Zinovyevich Kaidanov3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Irina Krush3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Samuel Shankland3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Melikset Zavenovich Khachiyan3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Douglas D Eckert2/6(+2 -4 =0)[games]
Charles Lawton1/9(+0 -7 =2)[games]
Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
US Championship (2009)

Previous edition: US Championship (2008). Next: US Championship (2010). See also US Women's Chess Championship (2009).

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I R Ibragimov vs Kamsky 0-1362009US ChampionshipA16 English
2. J Friedel vs Onischuk  ½-½432009US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Ehlvest vs M Brooks 1-0912009US ChampionshipA14 English
4. Kaidanov vs I Krush  ½-½492009US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. Y Shulman vs E Sevillano  1-0672009US ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Nakamura vs Shabalov 1-0402009US ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. A Zatonskih vs Akobian  0-1642009US ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. S Shankland vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½562009US ChampionshipC87 Ruy Lopez
9. C Lawton vs Khachiyan 0-1682009US ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. R Hess vs L Christiansen 1-0402009US ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
11. Gulko vs T Hughes 0-1412009US ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
12. J Becerra Rivero vs Robson 1-0342009US ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. Kamsky vs Akobian 1-0412009US ChampionshipC10 French
14. E Sevillano vs C Lawton 1-0892009US ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. T Hughes vs Onischuk 0-1212009US ChampionshipA81 Dutch
16. A Zatonskih vs I R Ibragimov  ½-½392009US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. Khachiyan vs Y Shulman 0-1502009US ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
18. Ehlvest vs Nakamura ½-½372009US ChampionshipA14 English
19. Shabalov vs M Brooks  0-1362009US ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Friedel vs Kaidanov 1-0792009US ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Robson vs Gulko 1-0442009US ChampionshipB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. Joel Benjamin vs I Krush 1-0402009US ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. R Hess vs J Becerra Rivero 1-0442009US ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
24. L Christiansen vs S Shankland  ½-½472009US ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. M Brooks vs E Sevillano  ½-½682009US ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
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Is there a trick to get the MonRoi viewer to work.

Is some other software necessary??


May-16-09  hms123: <kb2ct> Try this link
May-16-09  Kinghunt: Kamsky's heading towards a draw.
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  kb2ct: <hms123: <kb2ct> Try this link>

Doesn't work for me.

I can listen to the audio, but no game viewer.


May-16-09  hms123: <kb2ct> It is working for me. scroll down and click on live games then pick the game you want to watch. Does that work?
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  parmetd: wolfmaster makes predictions not only after start of round but after 4 results have been reported lol
May-16-09  BushWhacker: so why Kamsky's game is not on the live broadcast, and if it is over, sombodt tells me what is the results?!
May-16-09  justinbel: kamsky drew his game
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  kb2ct: <hms123: <kb2ct> It is working for me. scroll down and click on live games then pick the game you want to watch. Does that work?>

No clickable tabs if I scroll down.

Maybe a browser problem??


May-16-09  BushWhacker: Thanks!<justinbel>

Looks like Shulman drawing and Akobian winning.

May-16-09  hms123: <kb2ct> Hmmm....I wish I knew what more to try.
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  kb2ct: <hms123:>

Internet Explorer 8 doesn't work Google Chrome does.

Thank you.


May-16-09  zduric: <hms123> Try reloading.
May-16-09  MaxxLange: <Bushwhacker> the Kamsky game score is up on this page now
May-16-09  unsound: Well done Charles Lawton, avoiding futility by earning a draw.
May-16-09  BushWhacker: Thanks, Max
so Naka won also, seems like he is the first chance to win this event.

He has a tough game in last round though, maybe against Onischuk!

May-16-09  MaxxLange: It looks like Hess is probably going to draw, which seems to put Nakamura in clear first place
May-16-09  hms123: <zduric> Thanks--I was fine, but kb2ct was having difficulty.
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  kb2ct: <hms123:>

Only two games at a time but larger and nicer than the Skylight viewer on TWIC. Even Skylight is blocked by AdMuncher unless you tell AdMuncher to allow it. Chrome is definitely better than IE8

Thanks again.


May-16-09  Shams: Robson just crushing Sevillano; that game is at move 43 so should be over imminently. He was close to lost himself at one point.
May-16-09  BushWhacker: Time to resign for Benjamin.
so Akopian still in the race with half a point behind. Hess-Shulman is most probably a draw, so pack of four hungry wolves following Naka !
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  keypusher: Hess has grabbed a pawn, but I have no idea whether he has real winning chances.
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  parmetd: shulman blundered, hess winning now.
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  parmetd: yes after Rc6?? Rxd5 shulman can resign.
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  keypusher: <Shams: Robson just crushing Sevillano; that game is at move 43 so should be over imminently. He was close to lost himself at one point.>

Yes, quite a turnaround. I saw it early and thought Robson was doomed.

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