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US Championship Tournament

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

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Ibragimov vs Kamsky 0-136 2009 US ChampionshipA16 English
2. J Friedel vs Onischuk  ½-½43 2009 US ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Ehlvest vs M Brooks 1-091 2009 US ChampionshipA14 English
4. Kaidanov vs I Krush  ½-½49 2009 US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
5. Y Shulman vs E Sevillano  1-067 2009 US ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Nakamura vs Shabalov 1-040 2009 US ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. A Zatonskih vs Akobian  0-164 2009 US ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. S Shankland vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½56 2009 US ChampionshipC87 Ruy Lopez
9. C Lawton vs M Khachiyan 0-168 2009 US ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. R Hess vs L Christiansen 1-040 2009 US ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
11. Gulko vs T Hughes 0-141 2009 US ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
12. J Becerra Rivero vs Robson 1-034 2009 US ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. Kamsky vs Akobian 1-041 2009 US ChampionshipC10 French
14. E Sevillano vs C Lawton 1-089 2009 US ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. T Hughes vs Onischuk 0-121 2009 US ChampionshipA81 Dutch
16. A Zatonskih vs I Ibragimov  ½-½39 2009 US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. M Khachiyan vs Y Shulman 0-150 2009 US ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
18. Ehlvest vs Nakamura ½-½37 2009 US ChampionshipA14 English
19. Shabalov vs M Brooks  0-136 2009 US ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Friedel vs Kaidanov 1-079 2009 US ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Robson vs Gulko 1-044 2009 US ChampionshipB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. Joel Benjamin vs I Krush 1-040 2009 US ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. R Hess vs J Becerra Rivero 1-044 2009 US ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
24. L Christiansen vs S Shankland  ½-½47 2009 US ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. M Brooks vs E Sevillano  ½-½68 2009 US 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??


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  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.


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  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.

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  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
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  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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