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US Championship Tournament

Joel Benjamin7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Gata Kamsky7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Boris Gulko5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Yasser Seirawan5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Patrick Wolff4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[games]
Maxim Dlugy4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
John Fedorowicz4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Alexander Ivanov2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Igor Ivanov2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Lev Alburt2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Michael Rohde1/4(+0 -2 =2)[games]
Ilya Gurevich0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Roman Dzindzichashvili0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Alex Yermolinsky0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Sergey Kudrin0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Walter Browne0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
US Championship (1991)
The 1991 United States Chess Championship was held in Los Angeles, California from July 28th to August 9th. The participants included:

Lev Alburt; Joel Benjamin; Walter Shawn Browne; Maxim Dlugy; Roman Dzindzichashvili; John Fedorowicz; Boris Gulko; Ilya M Gurevich; Alexander Ivanov; Igor Vasilievich Ivanov; Gata Kamsky; Sergey Kudrin; Michael Rohde; Yasser Seirawan; Patrick Wolff; Alex Yermolinsky.

The tournament used a knockout format. Contestants played a two game mini-match at classical time controls. If this was drawn, another two games were played with a Game/30 time limit. If the match was still tied, it went to sudden death with a G/15 time limit where the first victory decided the match. The final match for the championship began with four games at a classical time limit with playoffs to follow if necessary.

All available games are included in this collection; some of the playoff games were not recorded.

In the preliminary round, classical games were played on Sunday, July 28 and Monday, July 29 with playoff games on Tuesday, July 30.

Class. G/30 G/15 Gulko 1 1 Browne 0 0

Wolff 1 1 Rhode 0 0

Fedorowicz 1 Yemolinsky 0

Kamsky 1 Gurevich 0

Benjamin 1 Dzindzihasvili 0

Seirawan 0 1 1 Ivanov, I 1 0 0 (The first three G/15 playoff games were not recorded.)

Ivanov, A 1 1 Kudrin 0 0

Dlugy 0 1 0 1 1 Alburt 1 0 1 0 0 (The G/15 playoff game was not recorded.)

In the quarterfinal round, classical games were played on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 with playoff games on Friday, August 2.

Class. G/30 G/15 Wolff 1 0 1 Fedorowicz 0 1 0

Gulko 1 0 1 Dlugy 0 1 0

Benjamin 0 1 1 Seirawan 1 0 0

Kamsky 1 Ivanov, A 0

In the semifinal round, classical games were played on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. Playoff games were scheduled for Monday, August 5, but were not necessary.

Benjamin 1 Gulko 0

Kamsky 1 1 Fedorowicz 0 0

In the Championship Finals, classical games were played from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday, August 9. No playoff games were needed.

Kamsky 1 0 1 Benjamin 0 1 0

This collection is based on Game Collection: US Championship 1991, by <suenteus po 147>, to which were added information and a few games from the <U.S. Open/U.S. Championship Bulletins> edited by M Ishee, Ronald Burnett, and Andrew Mongin.

Original collection: Game Collection: US Championship 1991, by User: Phony Benoni; based on Game Collection: US Championship 1991, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wolff vs Rohde  ½-½391991US ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
2. Alburt vs Dlugy 1-0701991US ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
3. A Ivanov vs Kudrin  1-0641991US ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. Benjamin vs Dzindzichashvili 1-0351991US ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. I Gurevich vs Kamsky  ½-½411991US ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. I Ivanov vs Seirawan  ½-½571991US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Fedorowicz vs Yermolinsky  ½-½411991US ChampionshipC10 French
8. Browne vs Gulko 0-1451991US ChampionshipB07 Pirc
9. Yermolinsky vs Fedorowicz  0-1401991US ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
10. Rohde vs Wolff  ½-½441991US ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Kudrin vs A Ivanov  0-1441991US ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Kamsky vs I Gurevich 1-0511991US ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Seirawan vs I Ivanov  ½-½501991US ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
14. Gulko vs Browne  1-0421991US ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
15. Dlugy vs Alburt 1-0471991US ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
16. Dzindzichashvili vs Benjamin  ½-½221991US ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
17. Dlugy vs Alburt  1-0451991US ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
18. Wolff vs Rohde  1-0491991US ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
19. Rohde vs Wolff  0-1581991US ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. Alburt vs Dlugy  1-0501991US ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
21. Seirawan vs I Ivanov 1-0281991US ChampionshipA28 English
22. Seirawan vs I Ivanov 0-1381991US ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
23. I Ivanov vs Seirawan 0-1311991US ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. Gulko vs Dlugy  ½-½221991US ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
25. A Ivanov vs Kamsky  0-1391991US ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-06-17  Howard: Does anyone know if Kamsky's dad is still alive?

He might a big scene a couple times in this event, when he accused other players of helping Kamsky's opponents during his games.

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