USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Saturday, May 12, 2012

US Chess Championships 2012 R3 - Kamsky, Nakamura in Joint Lead

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2012

Hi everyone,

Exciting things were happening in the third round at the US Chess Championships 2012. The top two rated players pulled ahead of the group with fine wins. Top seed GM Hikaru Nakamura and defending champion GM Gata Kamsky are in joint lead with 2.5/3.



1 GM Shulman, Yuri 1.0 2571 GM Seirawan, Y 0.0 2643 1-0
2 GM Stripunsky, A 0.0 2562 GM Akobian, V 1.5 2625 1-0
3 GM Lenderman, A 1.5 2587 GM Kaidanov, GS 1.5 2594 ½-½
4 GM Kamsky, Gata 1.5 2741 GM Onischuk, A 1.5 2660 1-0
5 GM Nakamura, H 1.5 2775 GM Robson, Ray 0.5 2614 1-0
6 GM Hess, RL 1.0 2635 GM Ramirez, A 0.5 2593 ½-½

The standings after Round 3 have Nakamura and Kamsky with 2.5, Kaidanov, Lenderman, and Shulman with 2.0, Onischuk, Hess, and Akobian at 1.5, Ramirez and Stripunsky at 1.0, Robson at 0.5 and Seirawan yet to open score.

In the women's section, overnight leader Anna Zatonskih drew to tie for first place with Irina Krush at 1.5 points each. You can find a detailed report of the entire round by FM Mike Klein here at the official website of the US Chess Championships 2012.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home