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US Chess Championship 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]
Ray Robson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Alexander Shabalov5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Larry Christiansen5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Joel Benjamin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Kayden W Troff5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Yaacov Norowitz4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Samuel Shankland4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Samuel Sevian4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Benjamin Finegold4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Yury Shulman4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Robert Lee Hess4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
John Daniel Bryant3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Melikset Khachiyan3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]
Jorge E Sammour-Hasbun3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Alexander Ivanov3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Marc Tyler Arnold3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games] Chess Event Description
US Chess Championship (2013)

Previous edition: US Championship (2012). Next: US Championship (2014). See also US Chess Championship (Women) (2013).

 page 2 of 5; games 26-50 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Khachiyan vs Shulman ½-½302013US Chess ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
27. V Akobian vs K W Troff 1-0382013US Chess ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
28. Onischuk vs B Finegold 1-0402013US Chess ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
29. S Sevian vs Shabalov 0-1402013US Chess ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
30. M Arnold vs J Sammour-Hasbun  0-1362013US Chess ChampionshipD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
31. Kamsky vs L Christiansen 1-0752013US Chess ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
32. T Gareyev vs Benjamin ½-½612013US Chess ChampionshipA17 English
33. C Holt vs A Ramirez Alvarez 1-0502013US Chess ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
34. Stripunsky vs Robson 1-0682013US Chess ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
35. R Hess vs Y Norowitz ½-½602013US Chess ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
36. A Ivanov vs S Shankland  0-1532013US Chess ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
37. L Christiansen vs J Bryant 1-0252013US Chess ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
38. S Shankland vs Stripunsky  1-0412013US Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
39. C Holt vs Kamsky 0-1382013US Chess ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
40. Shulman vs T Gareyev ½-½312013US Chess ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
41. Kaidanov vs Khachiyan ½-½322013US Chess ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
42. A Ramirez Alvarez vs R Hess  1-0422013US Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
43. K W Troff vs A Ivanov  ½-½392013US Chess ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
44. Robson vs M Arnold 1-0352013US Chess ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
45. B Finegold vs Y Norowitz  0-1472013US Chess ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
46. Shabalov vs Onischuk 0-1662013US Chess ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
47. J Sammour-Hasbun vs S Sevian ½-½892013US Chess ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
48. Benjamin vs V Akobian 1-0752013US Chess ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
49. Stripunsky vs J Sammour-Hasbun 1-0202013US Chess ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
50. S Sevian vs K W Troff 0-1402013US Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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May-12-13  waustad: They are going to rapid tiebreak tomorrow!
May-12-13  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  Marmot PFL: With a national title at stake there has to be a playoff.
May-12-13  parmetd: Well and look at Ramirez's easy schedule... he didn't even have to play Gareev.
May-12-13  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  Marmot PFL: So Kamsky won as expected, as he would also have won on the tiebreaks.
May-13-13  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  Eyal: Ok, according to the report on ( 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!!
Premium Chessgames Member We have the US Chess Championship (Playoff) (2013) games now. Congratulations to User: DarkNolan!
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  JointheArmy: <Larry Christiansen +5 -4 = 0>

Gotta love LarryC.

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