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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Chess Championships Tournament

Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Gata Kamsky6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alexander Onischuk6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Timur Gareyev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Conrad Holt5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Joel Benjamin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Shabalov5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Kayden W Troff5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ray Robson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Larry Mark Christiansen5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Samuel Shankland4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Yaacov Norowitz4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Yury Shulman4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Samuel Sevian4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Robert Lee Hess4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Benjamin Finegold4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
John Daniel Bryant3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Melikset Khachiyan3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]
Alexander Ivanov3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Marc Tyler Arnold3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Jorge E Sammour-Hasbun3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Bryant vs Y Shulman ½-½1302013US Chess ChampionshipsC03 French, Tarrasch
2. Onischuk vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½522013US Chess ChampionshipsE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
3. Stripunsky vs K W Troff 0-1642013US Chess ChampionshipsA48 King's Indian
4. A Ivanov vs Robson  ½-½472013US Chess ChampionshipsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. S Sevian vs A Ramirez Alvarez ½-½482013US Chess ChampionshipsC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. L Christiansen vs Y Norowitz 1-0492013US Chess ChampionshipsB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. C Holt vs S Shankland 1-0452013US Chess ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
8. Akobian vs M Khachiyan ½-½362013US Chess ChampionshipsD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Kamsky vs Shabalov 1-0442013US Chess ChampionshipsC05 French, Tarrasch
10. M Arnold vs T Gareyev 0-1232013US Chess ChampionshipsE12 Queen's Indian
11. R Hess vs B Finegold ½-½362013US Chess ChampionshipsB07 Pirc
12. J Sammour-Hasbun vs Kaidanov 0-1242013US Chess ChampionshipsC47 Four Knights
13. Kaidanov vs C Holt ½-½602013US Chess ChampionshipsA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
14. Robson vs J Bryant 0-1512013US Chess ChampionshipsC45 Scotch Game
15. Y Norowitz vs Stripunsky  ½-½482013US Chess ChampionshipsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Joel Benjamin vs R Hess 1-0742013US Chess ChampionshipsC48 Four Knights
17. B Finegold vs Akobian ½-½792013US Chess ChampionshipsE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. T Gareyev vs L Christiansen 0-1532013US Chess ChampionshipsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Shabalov vs J Sammour-Hasbun 1-0322013US Chess ChampionshipsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. S Shankland vs M Arnold ½-½312013US Chess ChampionshipsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Ivanov 1-0302013US Chess ChampionshipsA15 English
22. K W Troff vs Kamsky 0-1322013US Chess ChampionshipsA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
23. Y Shulman vs S Sevian ½-½372013US Chess ChampionshipsD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. M Khachiyan vs Onischuk ½-½362013US Chess ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. A Ivanov vs S Shankland  0-1532013US Chess ChampionshipsB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-12-13  waustad: They are going to rapid tiebreak tomorrow!
May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Petrosianic: Rapid Tiebreak? No Most Losses, Sonnenborn, or One Potato Two Potato like in a Candidates Tournament?
May-12-13  schweigzwang: Imagine.
May-12-13  dx9293: <Petrosianic> :-))
May-12-13  Everett: < Petrosianic: Rapid Tiebreak? No Most Losses, Sonnenborn, or One Potato Two Potato like in a Candidates Tournament?>

Perhaps they should choose by deciding who makes the most bitter and sarcastic posts.

May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: With a national title at stake there has to be a playoff.
May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Well and look at Ramirez's easy schedule... he didn't even have to play Gareev.
May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  RookFile: Whatever. Kamsky wins the tiebreak. No worries.
May-12-13  dx9293: 2614 TPR for Troff in the US Championship. That should equal a GM norm (no federation requirements for National Championships or National Team Championships).
May-13-13  Ezzy: Top 6 get a World Cup place.
May-13-13  schweigzwang: Whoa, look at that huge tie for 6th place!
May-13-13  Strongest Force: Looks like 1 blitz game will decide after both rapid games were drawn.
May-13-13  Edeltalent: <StrongestForce> From what I understood, it won't be a Blitz game. White gets 45min and has to win, so both players will (secretly) bid how few time they are willing to accept to get Black and draw odds.
May-13-13  Edeltalent: In fact Ramirez "won" the bid and got Black, offering 19:40min (Kamsky bid 20min). There's an increment of 5sec per move.
May-13-13  Strongest Force: That's better than blitz. Thx Edeltalent.
May-13-13  jamesmaskell: Kamsky wins the Armageddon game. Cant knock Ramirez. He played his socks off. Well done to him.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: So Kamsky won as expected, as he would also have won on the tiebreaks.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Both Christiansen & Shabalov finished without a single drawn game.

Was it announced who qualified to the world cup among those who finished with 5 points? (I gather there are 5 qualifying spots open for players other than Kamsky, who already qualified based on his rating).

May-13-13  Just Another Master: Thg top 5 made it even Holt who really deserved it. Terrific final games today, great excitement, congrats to both players for putting on a great show!
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Ok, according to the report on chess.com (http://www.chess.com/news/krush-cro...) the 5th championship qualifier is Christiansen (in addition to Ramirez, Onischuk, Gareev & Holt); with Kamsky (and Nakamura, of course) qualifying by rating, and Shabalov & Kaidanov qualified already from the 2012 Continental Championship.
May-13-13  schweigzwang: Yes, at the tournament site it show that among those at 5/9 with five games with black, Christiansen had the highest S-B score.
May-13-13  waustad: Congratulations to Ramirez for the best result of his career.
May-13-13  The Last Straw: Congrats to Kamsky for becoming US Champion!!
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We have the US Chess Championship (Playoff) (2013) games now. Congratulations to User: DarkNolan!
Aug-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  JointheArmy: <Larry Christiansen +5 -4 = 0>

Gotta love LarryC.

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