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🏆 US Open (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Daniel Freeman, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Onischuk, Ray Robson, Ildar Ibragimov, John Fedorowicz, Julio Becerra Rivero, Walter Browne, Dmitry Gurevich, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Joshua E Friedel, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Rodrigo Vasquez Schroeder, Gennadij Sagalchik, William John Donaldson, Arthur Bisguier, Dmitry Schneider, Daniel Fernandez, Andranik Matikozian, Daniel Ludwig, Dean Ippolito, Marc Esserman, Yaacov Norowitz, Marcel Martinez, Oleg Zaikov, Walter Shipman, Mikhail Zlotnikov, Nelson Castaneda, Ian D Thompson, Alexander Chua, Oladapo Oluto Adu, Norman Rogers, Viktor Reznik, Andres Santalla, Carl Haessler, Allan Bennett, Imre Barlay, Devlin D Sinclair, Jorge L Diaz, Cindy Tsai, Alberto A Artidiello, Jerome B Hanken, Alan Kantor, Joshua Gutman, John Michael Curcuru, Hana Itkis, Alan Kobernat, George E Trammell, Walter M Buehl, John Rinaldo, Pat McCartney, Jeremy M Volkmann, Frank Kim Berry, James E Berry, Cris Spencer, Behrouz Babapour, Ken Eddy, Phillip M Seitzer, Grant Sutton, Danny M Tsai, Dan Presicci, Joan Schlich, Tyrone Greenfield, Eric Ramento, Ernest W Schlich, Dan Gannon, John F Suess, Art Marthinsen, John N Yehl, Paul Grimm, Jesica Harris, Arin Madenci, Jason Stuart Spector, Greg Markson, Patrick Lec, Griffin Gibson, Rodriguez, Alex Gonzalez

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Berry vs N Rogers  0-1322004US OpenB10 Caro-Kann
2. T Greenfield vs J Berry  0-1372004US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
3. C Haessler vs D Tsai 1-0232004US OpenA15 English
4. J Hanken vs E W Schlich 1-0262004US OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Kosteniuk vs D Gannon 1-0142004US OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
6. C Spencer vs M Esserman  ½-½192004US OpenB06 Robatsch
7. G Trammell vs J F Suess  1-0372004US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. G Sutton vs A Marthinsen 0-1122004US OpenA35 English, Symmetrical
9. J Diaz vs D Freeman 0-1322004US OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Onischuk vs G Gibson  1-0332004US OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. D Gurevich vs J Rinaldo  ½-½282004US OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. P Lec vs F Berry  0-1362004US OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
13. G Markson vs C Spencer  1-0152004US OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. A Marthinsen vs W Shipman 0-1332004US OpenD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J Spector vs D Schneider 0-1282004US OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. J Berry vs A Madenci 1-0322004US OpenC12 French, McCutcheon
17. H Itkis vs J Volkmann 1-0242004US OpenA15 English
18. A Artidiello vs Onischuk 0-1342004US OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. F Berry vs P McCartney ½-½412004US OpenC00 French Defense
20. C Spencer vs A Gonzalez  1-0192004US OpenB01 Scandinavian
21. G Trammell vs J Gutman 1-0272004US OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
22. W J Donaldson vs Rodriguez  1-0252004US OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. O Adu vs J Berry  1-0312004US OpenC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Browne vs Wojtkiewicz 1-0302004US OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. D Schneider vs D Sinclair  1-0752004US OpenB33 Sicilian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 72  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-25-04  ruylopez900: Well, Looks like it was a tight race :) Does anyone know if there will be tiebreaks? Extra matches? Tiebreaking formulas? Will everyone stay even? Thanks.
Aug-25-04  iron maiden: To ruylopez900, and anyone else who is interested, the results in full can be found at
Aug-25-04  iron maiden: Fans of Nakamura and Kosteniuk might want to know that those two were part of a 12-way tie right behind the seven winners, at 7/9.
Aug-25-04  ruylopez900: wow, with almost 20 people within 0.5 of the lead it makes you think they needed some more rounds!
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  Sneaky: That's the problem with these giant swiss opens, you end up playing a 2200 the first round, a 1200 the second round, then a 2100, then an 1100, unless you're a titled player you can pretty much expect to finish with half the points.
Aug-25-04  aw1988: Seven way tie for 1st place included Alexander Onischuk, Rodrigo Vasquez, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Andran Matikozyan, Renier Gonzalez, and Marcel Martinez.


Sep-09-04  Knight13: Who won the US Open in chess?
Sep-09-04  refutor: <<who won the US Open in chess?> Seven way tie for 1st place included Alexander Onischuk, Rodrigo Vasquez, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Andran Matikozyan, Renier Gonzalez, and Marcel Martinez.>
Sep-22-04  shr0pshire: It is a shame that people who participated in the US Open or other tournaments on this page don't send in their results. That way we could enjoy the games that they enjoyed.

I know there are people from the US Open that come to this site, and it is too bad that they don't help update the database. Shame on you!

Oct-29-04  Jocool: Wazz up everyone
Oct-29-04  Spassky69: <Jocool> Quit lying.
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  tpstar: <Jocool> Word up, G. We're down with it.
May-22-06  refutor: Where was the US Open held in 1985?
May-22-06  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Is this a trivia question or a curiosity question?
May-22-06  refutor: curiosity...i'm trying to fill in the blanks on my database
May-22-06  suenteus po 147: <refutor> Well, my research has turned up bupkis. I wish you luck.
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  WannaBe: If you still get no reply/answers, I'd ask it on <Resignation Trap>'s forum. I swear that guy knows everything (chess history).
May-22-06  LuckyBlunder: Look what I found :

It seems the '85 US championship was held in Estes Park. - I assume that the city beside the winner and the year is the city in wich the championship was held -


May-22-06  refutor: no that's the US Championship not the US Open...they are two different tournaments
Dec-10-06  Ryan49: The US Open 1985 was held in Hollywood Florida. I remember because I was there. Its was a lot of fun!
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  sisyphus: I was at the U.S. Open in 1985 as well, because I grew up in Hollywood. It was held at the Diplomat Hotel, a resort on the beach. There was a picture on the cover of Chess Life showing Yasser Seirawan by the surfboards. Florencio Campomanes was hanging around.

Boris Spassky played, for which he was paid a $30,000 fee. The organizers had arranged to segregate the top five boards, which gave him a certain dignity. However, in Round 3 he drew a 2400 player, so he wound up on Board 24 or thereabouts. Then they made a special table for him – designated "S" – placed permanently among the top boards.

Nov-20-12  The Last Straw: Gee, it looks as if NN was the highest rated guy here!! Must've bin a tournament with horrible players! :D

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