The U.S.A. Championships

Larry Christiansen is the U.S. Chess Champion!

The U.S. Championships will be played in Seattle, Washington at the Northwest Rooms of the Seattle Center. Round One will begin January 5th with nine consecutive days of play. January 13th will feature the final ninth game as well as the closing ceremony.
All games of the U.S. Chess Championships will be broadcast live on the Internet at the official site during the event.

Final Standings
1-2. Christiansen, de Firmian 6.5
3-8. Kreiman, Benjamin, Yermolinsky, Shabolov, Stripunsky, A. Ivanov 6.0
9-15. Kaidanov, Gulko, Kudrin, Seirawan, Browne, I. Ivanov, Schneider 5.5, 16-27. Shahade, Serper, Khmelnitsky, Fishbein, Fedorowicz, Ariel, Rey, Kraai, Mulyar, Foygel, Perelshteyn, Strugatsky 5.0, 28-34. Baginskaite, Paschall, Lapshun, Vucic, Altounian, Ambartsoumian, Pixton 4.5, 35-42. E. Donaldson, Battsetseg, Kaufman, Gurevich, Kriventsov, Mikhailuk Kalikshteyn, G. Sagalchik 4.0, 43-48. Epstein, O. Sagalchik, Hoekstra, J. Donaldson, Saidy, Lipman 3.5, 49-52. Groberman, Airapetian, Friedman, Zlotnikov 3.0, 53-55. Hahn, Tsai, Levina 2.5, 56. Itkis 0.5

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Photo: The playing hall | Source: Seattle Chess Foundation

13/1/2002 >>>