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United States Championship Tournament

Larry Christiansen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Nick de Firmian6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Alex Yermolinsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Joel Benjamin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Boris Kreiman6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Ivanov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Shabalov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Sergey Kudrin5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Boris Gulko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Walter Browne5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Yasser Seirawan5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Schneider5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Igor Ivanov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Grigory Serper5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
John Fedorowicz5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Igor Foygel5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Igor Khmelnitsky5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Eugene Perelshteyn5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Donny Ariel5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Guillermo Rey5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Strugatsky5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Jennifer Shahade5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Fishbein5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Jesse Kraai5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Michael Mulyar5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Levon Altounian4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Camilla Baginskaite4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
William Paschall4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Aaron Pixton4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Mladen Vucic4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
(56 players total; 24 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
United States Championship (2002)

The tournament format was changed to a Swiss System, with both men and women competing. Jennifer Shahade, as top female finisher became US Women's Champion. Christiansen won the playoff against De Firmian.


 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Seirawan vs Y Lapshun  ½-½482002United States ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. S Kriventsov vs Gulko 0-1452002United States ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Kaidanov vs J Kraai  1-0322002United States ChampionshipA10 English
4. W Paschall vs Benjamin  ½-½572002United States ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Shabalov vs M Vucic  1-0332002United States ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
6. A Ivanov vs Mikhailuk  1-0362002United States ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. M Zlotnikov vs de Firmian  0-1462002United States ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
8. D Gurevich vs Kaufman 0-1322002United States ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. A Pixton vs Stripunsky  0-1552002United States ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Yermolinsky vs A Kaliksteyn 1-0162002United States ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. D Ariel vs Kudrin 0-1392002United States ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
12. Serper vs C Baginskaite  ½-½372002United States ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. A Saidy vs A Fishbein  0-1402002United States ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. Fedorowicz vs G Rey 1-0462002United States ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. J Shahade vs Sagalchik 1-0332002United States ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. I Foygel vs M Hoekstra  1-0552002United States ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
17. T Battsetseg vs B Kreiman  0-1452002United States ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. L Altounian vs J Friedman  ½-½502002United States ChampionshipA14 English
19. A Hahn vs W J Donaldson  ½-½292002United States ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. I Ivanov vs E Epstein  1-0342002United States ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. C Tsai vs Browne 1-0292002United States ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. D Schneider vs O Sagalchik  ½-½452002United States ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. V Lipman vs A Ambartsoumian  0-1352002United States ChampionshipA15 English
24. E Perelshteyn vs E Groberman  1-0342002United States ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. S H Airapetian vs I Khmelnitsky  0-1252002United States ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
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