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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 US Chess Championships Begin With Exciting Games

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Hi everyone,

Big excitement happening in Saint Louis in the first round of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship. All but three games in the events produced a decisive result. The tournaments are being hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for the fourth consecutive year.

Results Round 1

1 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2625 GM Seirawan, Yasser 2643 1-0
2 GM Shulman, Yuri 2571 GM Kaidanov, Gregory S 2594 ½-½
3 GM Stripunsky, Alexander 2562 GM Onischuk, A 2660 0-1
4 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 2587 GM Robson, Ray 2614 1-0
5 GM Kamsky, Gata 2741 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 2593 1-0
6 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2775 GM Hess, Robert L 2635 1-0

In the women's section we had Anna Zatonskih beat Alena Kats, Irina Krush beat Sabina Foisor, Rusudan Goletiani beat Camilla Baginskaite. The other games were drawn.

You can read a detailed report by FM Mike Klein here. You can watch a nice live broadcast of the US Chess Championships here.
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