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United States Championship Tournament

Alexander Ivanov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Nick de Firmian8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Patrick Wolff8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Alex Yermolinsky8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Boris Gulko7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Walter Browne6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Roman Dzindzichashvili6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Georgi Orlov5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Joel Benjamin5.5/12(+2 -3 =7)[games]
Joshua Waitzkin5/12(+2 -4 =6)[games]
Dmitry Gurevich5/12(+2 -4 =6)[games]
Gregory Kaidanov5/12(+2 -4 =6)[games]
Igor Khmelnitsky5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Sergey Kudrin4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games] Chess Event Description
United States Championship (1995)

Last round games Kaidanov-Benjamin 1/2-1/2 and Waitzkin-Gurevich 0-1 are not available. Patrick Wolff won a playoff for the Championship Ring, but not the title. Wolff, de Firmian, and Ivanov remained Co-Champions (

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Khmelnitsky vs Kaidanov  ½-½121995United States ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
2. G Orlov vs Gulko  ½-½171995United States ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
3. Waitzkin vs Benjamin ½-½431995United States ChampionshipB07 Pirc
4. Dzindzichashvili vs A Ivanov  ½-½151995United States ChampionshipA28 English
5. Yermolinsky vs Kudrin  ½-½631995United States ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
6. D Gurevich vs de Firmian  ½-½381995United States ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
7. P Wolff vs Browne  1-0571995United States ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. de Firmian vs Waitzkin  ½-½581995United States ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
9. Browne vs D Gurevich  ½-½211995United States ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Gulko vs P Wolff  ½-½241995United States ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. Kudrin vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½451995United States ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
12. Kaidanov vs Yermolinsky  ½-½181995United States ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
13. Benjamin vs I Khmelnitsky  ½-½381995United States ChampionshipA21 English
14. A Ivanov vs G Orlov  0-1381995United States ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. G Orlov vs Kudrin  0-1581995United States ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. de Firmian vs Benjamin  ½-½221995United States ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. D Gurevich vs Gulko  ½-½461995United States ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Yermolinsky vs I Khmelnitsky 1-0401995United States ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
19. P Wolff vs A Ivanov  ½-½381995United States ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Dzindzichashvili vs Kaidanov  1-0411995United States ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Waitzkin vs Browne 1-0451995United States ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
22. A Ivanov vs D Gurevich  1-0451995United States ChampionshipB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. Gulko vs Waitzkin  ½-½341995United States ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Benjamin vs Yermolinsky  ½-½271995United States ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. I Khmelnitsky vs Dzindzichashvili ½-½91995United States ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-03-23  Ninas Husband: This tournament took place in Modesto, CA. I think the slogan was "Where were you in '95?" :)

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