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National Open Tournament

Aleksandr Lenderman5.5/6(+5 -0 =1)[games]
Enrico M Sevillano5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Mikheil Kekelidze5/6(+5 -1 =0)[games]
Timur Gareyev5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Milos Perunovic4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Eric Hansen4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Arun Sharma4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Anatoly Bykhovsky4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Samuel Shankland4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Larry Kaufman4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Mackenzie Molner4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Steven Zierk3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Michael William Brown3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Axel Bachmann Schiavo3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Tamaz Gelashvili3.5/5(+3 -1 =1)[games]
Ray Robson3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Andre Diamant3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Kazim Gulamali3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Mihaela-Veronica Foisor3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Anjelina Yakovlevna Belakovskaia3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Nick John Raptis3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Matt Anzis3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
William John Stewart2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Benjamin Finegold2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Eugene Yanayt2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
(87 players total; 58 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Kelley vs I Ivanisevic 1-0542012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. T Gareyev vs T Taylor  1-0502012National OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
3. K Wallach vs S Shankland  0-11182012National OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. G Lapid Shafriri vs Kaufman  0-1342012National OpenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
5. D Bacus vs A Diamant  0-1212012National OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. E Yanayt vs M Molner 1-0702012National OpenA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
7. E Sevillano vs R Kensek  ½-½442012National OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. M Perunovic vs A Y Belakovskaia  1-0212012National OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. A Sharma vs A Bachmann  ½-½172012National OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
10. M Kekelidze vs M W Brown  1-0582012National OpenD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. K Kavutskiy vs Lenderman 0-1582012National OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Y Liou vs T Gelashvili  0-1822012National OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
13. N Raptis vs Anatoly Bykhovsky  0-1392012National OpenD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
14. S Vibbert vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½522012National OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
15. M Anzis vs P Karagianis  0-1512012National OpenA57 Benko Gambit
16. S Foisor vs E Formanek 1-0362012National OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Ramirez Alvarez vs C Collyer  ½-½242012National OpenA92 Dutch
18. M Helfst vs A Lebovitz  1-0332012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Robson vs Bradford 1-0372012National OpenC18 French, Winawer
20. I Ivanisevic vs C Von Krogh  1-0272012National OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. M Foisor vs E Hansen  0-1302012National OpenD85 Grunfeld
22. S Zierk vs D Kelley  1-0292012National OpenC45 Scotch Game
23. L Harmon-Vellotti vs Akobian 0-1862012National OpenE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
24. P Karagianis vs M Kekelidze  0-1272012National OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E Hansen vs T McEntee 1-0512012National OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  PhilFeeley: A good reason why open Swiss tournaments are dangerous for strong players:

W J Stewart vs Robson, 2012

Jun-27-12  Jossy: nice!
Jun-28-12  LIFE Master AJ: I played in the National Open back in the 1990's ...
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  HeMateMe: This was somewhat ignored by the kibitzers. I guess the games got dropped in at the same time as a bigger event.
Jul-30-12  zoren: Past years ago usually generated a lot more interest with Nakamura, return of Kamsky, Loek van Wely, Ray Robson making a splash, and the rise of a number of Filipino GM's.

In a way it's a stepping stone for strong (American) players, few of the above mentioned players had a lot of interviews and it was a good way for them to get on a good footing.

Congrats to Lenderman!

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