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🏆 National Open (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Sam Shankland, Timur Gareyev, Ray Robson, Varuzhan Akobian, Ivan Ivanisevic, Axel Bachmann, Milos Perunovic, Aleksandr Lenderman, Victor Mikhalevski, Eric Hansen, Tamaz Gelashvili, Benjamin Finegold, Sergey Kudrin, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andre Diamant, Anatoly Bykhovsky, Enrico Sevillano, Mikheil Kekelidze, Mackenzie Molner, Michael William Brown, Steven Zierk, Roman Yankovsky, John Daniel Bryant, Luke Harmon-Vellotti, Levon Altounian, Joseph Bradford, Timothy Taylor, Larry Kaufman, Yian Liou, Edward Formanek, Konstantin Kavutskiy, Cameron Wheeler, Arun Sharma, Sabina-Francesca Foisor, Alberto Pinheiro Mascarenhas, Kazim Gulamali, Sean Vibbert, Shahin Mohandesi, Robby Adamson, Nick Raptis, Varun Krishnan, Ronald Kensek, Eugene Yanayt, Curt D Collyer, Michael Feinstein, Dharim Bacus, Pedram Atoufi, William John Stewart, Anjelina Belakovskaia, Gopal S Menon, George O Umezinwa, Mihaela-Veronica Foisor, Nachum Salman, Pete Demetrios Karagianis, Nadya Karolina Ortiz, Dereque Kelley, Cornelius Rubsamen, Christopher von Krogh, Christopher Toolin, David J Kerman, Kenneth Wallach, Dipro Chakraborty, Gil Lapid Shafriri, Tim McEntee, Peter Graves, Joshua Gutman, Chad A Schneider, Kenneth Thomas, Allan Beilin, Yusheng Xia, Vanessa West, Rudy C Vrana, Simone Liao, Daniel Liu, John T Funderburg, Matt Anzis, Andrew E Lebovitz, Mike Lucente, Eric Qi, Sam Sloan, Caissa Palang, Eric Grabowski, Matt D Helfst, James C Little, Victor Lendermon, Donald D Yarbro, Roger C Schmidt

 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. M 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
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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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