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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kaidanov, Robson win final two qualification spots for 2011 US Chess Championship

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Hi everyone,

GMs Gregory Kaidanov and Ray Robson have won the final two qualification spots for the 2011 US Championship to be held later this year in April. Kaidanov scored 6/9 and clear first at the Saint Louis Invitational on Wednesday, and a day later 16-year-old Robson earned the final spot in a thrilling playoff contest against GM Alejandro Ramirez

You can find more details at this report on where we also found these great videos.

The US Championship will be held 13-28 April in Saint Louis. The full list of participants is now available: GM Gata Kamsky, GM Alex Onischuk, GM Varuzhan Akobian, GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Yury Shulman, GM Jaan Ehlvest, GM Alex Stripunsky, GM Larry Christiansen, GM Robert Hess, GM Alex Shabalov, GM Alexander Ivanov, IM Sam Shankland, GM Ben Finegold, IM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Gregory Kaidanov and GM Ray Robson.

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