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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Chess Championship Tournament

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

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Chess Championship (2013)

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

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Holt vs S Shankland 1-0452013US Chess ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
2. Kamsky vs Shabalov 1-0442013US Chess ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
3. L Christiansen vs Y Norowitz 1-0492013US Chess ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
4. A Ramirez Alvarez vs A Ivanov 1-0302013US Chess ChampionshipA15 English
5. Shabalov vs J Sammour-Hasbun 1-0322013US Chess ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Benjamin vs R Hess 1-0742013US Chess ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
7. Stripunsky vs Robson 1-0682013US Chess ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. C Holt vs A Ramirez Alvarez 1-0502013US Chess ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
9. Kamsky vs L Christiansen 1-0752013US Chess ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Onischuk vs B Finegold 1-0402013US Chess ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. V Akobian vs K W Troff 1-0382013US Chess ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
12. J Bryant vs Kaidanov 1-0302013US Chess ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
13. L Christiansen vs J Bryant 1-0252013US Chess ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S Shankland vs Stripunsky  1-0412013US Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. A Ramirez Alvarez vs R Hess  1-0422013US Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Robson vs M Arnold 1-0352013US Chess ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
17. Benjamin vs V Akobian 1-0752013US Chess ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. R Hess vs M Arnold  1-0462013US Chess ChampionshipA16 English
19. Onischuk vs L Christiansen 1-0472013US Chess ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
20. T Gareyev vs Shabalov  1-0412013US Chess ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. Stripunsky vs J Sammour-Hasbun 1-0202013US Chess ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. A Ramirez Alvarez vs S Shankland 1-0342013US Chess ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. B Finegold vs Khachiyan 1-0362013US Chess ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
24. J Sammour-Hasbun vs A Ivanov 1-0232013US Chess ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Robson vs Shulman  1-0732013US Chess ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
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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> :-))
May-12-13  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 chess.com (http://www.chess.com/news/krush-cro...) 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!!
May-13-13
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Aug-24-13
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  JointheArmy: <Larry Christiansen +5 -4 = 0>

Gotta love LarryC.

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