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US Championship Tournament

Gata Kamsky7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Joel Benjamin7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[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]
Igor Vasilievich Ivanov2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Alexander Vladimirovich Ivanov2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Lev Alburt2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Michael Rohde1/4(+0 -2 =2)[games]
Roman Dzindzichashvili0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Ilya M Gurevich0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Walter Shawn Browne0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin0/2(+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.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fedorowicz vs Yermolinsky  ½-½411991US ChampionshipC10 French
2. Igor Ivanov vs Seirawan  ½-½571991US ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. I Gurevich vs Kamsky  ½-½411991US ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. Alburt vs Dlugy  1-0701991US ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
5. Browne vs Gulko 0-1451991US ChampionshipB07 Pirc
6. Joel Benjamin vs Dzindzichashvili 1-0351991US ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Alexander V Ivanov vs Kudrin  1-0641991US ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. Wolff vs Rohde  ½-½391991US ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
9. Yermolinsky vs Fedorowicz  0-1401991US ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
10. Dlugy vs Alburt 1-0471991US ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
11. Rohde vs Wolff  ½-½441991US ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½501991US ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
13. Dzindzichashvili vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½221991US ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
14. Gulko vs Browne  1-0421991US ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
15. Kamsky vs I Gurevich 1-0511991US ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Kudrin vs Alexander V Ivanov  0-1441991US ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Dlugy vs Alburt  1-0451991US ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
18. Igor Ivanov vs Seirawan 0-1311991US ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. Alburt vs Dlugy  1-0501991US ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
20. Wolff vs Rohde  1-0491991US ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
21. Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov 0-1381991US ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
22. Rohde vs Wolff  0-1581991US ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov 1-0281991US ChampionshipA28 English
24. Igor Ivanov vs Seirawan ½-½411991US ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. Gulko vs Dlugy  ½-½221991US ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
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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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