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United States Championship Tournament

Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Gata Kamsky6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Timur Gareyev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Onischuk6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Conrad Holt5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Kayden Troff5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Shabalov5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Joel Benjamin5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ray Robson5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Larry Christiansen5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Sam Shankland4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Yaacov Norowitz4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Robert Hess4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Yury Shulman4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Samuel Sevian4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Benjamin Finegold4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
John Daniel Bryant3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Alexander Ivanov3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Alexander Stripunsky3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Melikset Khachiyan3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]
Marc Tyler Arnold3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Jorge E Sammour-Hasbun3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
United States Championship (2013)

Previous edition: US Championship (2012). Next: US Championship (2014). See also US Chess Championship (Women) (2013).

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Sammour-Hasbun vs Kaidanov 0-1242013United States ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
2. Hess vs B Finegold ½-½362013United States ChampionshipB07 Pirc
3. M Arnold vs T Gareyev 0-1232013United States ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
4. Kamsky vs Shabalov 1-0442013United States ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
5. V Akobian vs Khachiyan ½-½362013United States ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
6. C Holt vs Shankland 1-0452013United States ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
7. L Christiansen vs Y Norowitz 1-0492013United States ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. Sevian vs A Ramirez Alvarez ½-½482013United States ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
9. A Ivanov vs Robson  ½-½472013United States ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
10. Stripunsky vs Troff 0-1642013United States ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Onischuk vs Benjamin  ½-½522013United States ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. J Bryant vs Shulman ½-½1302013United States ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
13. A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Ivanov 1-0302013United States ChampionshipA15 English
14. Troff vs Kamsky 0-1322013United States ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
15. Shulman vs Sevian ½-½372013United States ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Khachiyan vs Onischuk ½-½362013United States ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. Shankland vs M Arnold ½-½312013United States ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. Shabalov vs J Sammour-Hasbun 1-0322013United States ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. T Gareyev vs L Christiansen 0-1532013United States ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Kaidanov vs C Holt ½-½602013United States ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. Robson vs J Bryant 0-1512013United States ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
22. Y Norowitz vs Stripunsky  ½-½482013United States ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Benjamin vs Hess 1-0742013United States ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
24. B Finegold vs V Akobian ½-½792013United States ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. J Bryant vs Kaidanov 1-0302013United States ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-12-13  waustad: They are going to rapid tiebreak tomorrow!
May-12-13  Petrosianic: Rapid Tiebreak? No Most Losses, Sonnenborn, or One Potato Two Potato like in a Candidates Tournament?
May-12-13  schweigzwang: Imagine.
May-12-13  dx9293: <Petrosianic> :-))
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  Everett: < Petrosianic: Rapid Tiebreak? No Most Losses, Sonnenborn, or One Potato Two Potato like in a Candidates Tournament?>

Perhaps they should choose by deciding who makes the most bitter and sarcastic posts.

May-12-13  Marmot PFL: With a national title at stake there has to be a playoff.
May-12-13  parmetd: Well and look at Ramirez's easy schedule... he didn't even have to play Gareev.
May-12-13  RookFile: Whatever. Kamsky wins the tiebreak. No worries.
May-12-13  dx9293: 2614 TPR for Troff in the US Championship. That should equal a GM norm (no federation requirements for National Championships or National Team Championships).
May-13-13  Ezzy: Top 6 get a World Cup place.
May-13-13  schweigzwang: Whoa, look at that huge tie for 6th place!
May-13-13  Strongest Force: Looks like 1 blitz game will decide after both rapid games were drawn.
May-13-13  Edeltalent: <StrongestForce> From what I understood, it won't be a Blitz game. White gets 45min and has to win, so both players will (secretly) bid how few time they are willing to accept to get Black and draw odds.
May-13-13  Edeltalent: In fact Ramirez "won" the bid and got Black, offering 19:40min (Kamsky bid 20min). There's an increment of 5sec per move.
May-13-13  Strongest Force: That's better than blitz. Thx Edeltalent.
May-13-13  jamesmaskell: Kamsky wins the Armageddon game. Cant knock Ramirez. He played his socks off. Well done to him.
May-13-13  Marmot PFL: So Kamsky won as expected, as he would also have won on the tiebreaks.
May-13-13  Eyal: Both Christiansen & Shabalov finished without a single drawn game.

Was it announced who qualified to the world cup among those who finished with 5 points? (I gather there are 5 qualifying spots open for players other than Kamsky, who already qualified based on his rating).

May-13-13  Just Another Master: Thg top 5 made it even Holt who really deserved it. Terrific final games today, great excitement, congrats to both players for putting on a great show!
May-13-13  Eyal: Ok, according to the report on ( the 5th championship qualifier is Christiansen (in addition to Ramirez, Onischuk, Gareev & Holt); with Kamsky (and Nakamura, of course) qualifying by rating, and Shabalov & Kaidanov qualified already from the 2012 Continental Championship.
May-13-13  schweigzwang: Yes, at the tournament site it show that among those at 5/9 with five games with black, Christiansen had the highest S-B score.
May-13-13  waustad: Congratulations to Ramirez for the best result of his career.
May-13-13  The Last Straw: Congrats to Kamsky for becoming US Champion!!
Premium Chessgames Member We have the US Chess Championship (Playoff) (2013) games now. Congratulations to User: DarkNolan!
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  JointheArmy: <Larry Christiansen +5 -4 = 0>

Gotta love LarryC.

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