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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
National Open Tournament

Aleksandr Lenderman5.5/6(+5 -0 =1)[games]
Timur Gareyev5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Mikheil Kekelidze5/6(+5 -1 =0)[games]
Enrico Sevillano5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Sam Shankland4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Arun Sharma4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Eric Hansen4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Milos Perunovic4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Anatoly Bykhovsky4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Mackenzie Molner4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Larry Kaufman4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Axel Bachmann3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Tamaz Gelashvili3.5/5(+3 -1 =1)[games]
Ray Robson3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Steven Zierk3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Michael William Brown3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Andre Diamant3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Kazim Gulamali3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Mihaela-Veronica Foisor3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Matt Anzis3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Anjelina Belakovskaia3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Nick Raptis3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Eugene Yanayt2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Benjamin Finegold2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
William John Stewart2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Matt D Helfst2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Edward Formanek2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
Sergey Kudrin2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
(87 players total; 55 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Collyer vs Robson  ½-½522012National OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
2. A Bykhovsky vs M Feinstein  1-0362012National OpenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
3. N Salman vs Sevillano 0-1502012National OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Shankland vs N K Ortiz  ½-½592012National OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. T Gelashvili vs V Krishnan  1-0392012National OpenB20 Sicilian
6. C Rubsamen vs A Ramirez Alvarez  ½-½732012National OpenB40 Sicilian
7. G Menon vs M Perunovic  0-1342012National OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. Bachmann vs G Umezinwa 1-0362012National OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
9. Molner vs D Liu  1-0402012National OpenB32 Sicilian
10. Kaufman vs C A Schneider  1-0312012National OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. J Gutman vs S Foisor  1-0602012National OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. J Bradford vs V West  ½-½502012National OpenA17 English
13. E Formanek vs S Zierk  0-1452012National OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. A Diamant vs Yusheng Xia  1-0502012National OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
15. D Yarbro vs A Sharma  0-1622012National OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. E Yanayt vs M Helfst  1-0362012National OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. K Kavutskiy vs M Anzis  1-0402012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. M W Brown vs M Lucente  1-0192012National OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. A Belakovskaia vs R Vrana  1-0422012National OpenA10 English
20. K Thomas vs N Raptis 0-1322012National OpenC02 French, Advance
21. R C Schmidt vs M Foisor  0-1312012National OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. P Graves vs T Gareyev  0-1212012National OpenD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
23. V Akobian vs D Chakraborty  1-0502012National OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
24. Lenderman vs C Toolin  1-0452012National OpenD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
25. E Hansen vs T McEntee 1-0512012National OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 147  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-27-12  PhilFeeley: A good reason why open Swiss tournaments are dangerous for strong players:

W J Stewart vs Robson, 2012

Jun-27-12  Jossy: nice!
Jun-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: I played in the National Open back in the 1990's ...
Jun-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: This was somewhat ignored by the kibitzers. I guess the games got dropped in at the same time as a bigger event.
Jul-30-12  zoren: Past years ago usually generated a lot more interest with Nakamura, return of Kamsky, Loek van Wely, Ray Robson making a splash, and the rise of a number of Filipino GM's.

In a way it's a stepping stone for strong (American) players, few of the above mentioned players had a lot of interviews and it was a good way for them to get on a good footing.

Congrats to Lenderman!

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