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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
National Open Tournament

Aleksandr Lenderman5.5/6(+5 -0 =1)[games]
Timur Gareyev5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Enrico Sevillano5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Mikheil Kekelidze5/6(+5 -1 =0)[games]
Sam Shankland4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Eric Hansen4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Arun Sharma4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Anatoly Bykhovsky4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Milos Perunovic4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Larry Kaufman4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Mackenzie Molner4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Andre Diamant3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Steven Zierk3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Tamaz Gelashvili3.5/5(+3 -1 =1)[games]
Michael William Brown3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Axel Bachmann3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Ray Robson3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Kazim Gulamali3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Matt Anzis3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Anjelina Belakovskaia3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Varuzhan Akobian3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Nick Raptis3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor3/4(+3 -1 =0)[games]
Mihaela-Veronica Foisor3/6(+3 -3 =0)[games]
Eugene Yanayt2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
William John Stewart2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Benjamin Finegold2.5/4(+1 -0 =3)[games]
Ronald Kensek2/5(+1 -2 =2)[games]
John Daniel Bryant2/3(+2 -1 =0)[games]
Matt D Helfst2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
(87 players total; 55 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Gelashvili vs V Krishnan  1-0392012National OpenB20 Sicilian
2. D Kelley vs I Ivanisevic 1-0542012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. S Foisor vs E Formanek 1-0362012National OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. M Helfst vs A Lebovitz  1-0332012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Robson vs J Bradford 1-0372012National OpenC18 French, Winawer
6. I Ivanisevic vs C Von Krogh  1-0272012National OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. S Zierk vs D Kelley 1-0292012National OpenC45 Scotch Game
8. T Gareyev vs T Taylor  1-0502012National OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
9. E Yanayt vs M Molner 1-0702012National OpenA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
10. M Perunovic vs A Belakovskaia  1-0212012National OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. M Kekelidze vs M W Brown  1-0582012National OpenD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. E Hansen vs T McEntee 1-0512012National OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. V Akobian vs D Chakraborty  1-0502012National OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
14. A Bykhovsky vs M Feinstein  1-0362012National OpenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
15. Bachmann vs G Umezinwa 1-0362012National OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. M Molner vs D Liu  1-0402012National OpenB32 Sicilian
17. Kaufman vs C A Schneider  1-0312012National OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. J Gutman vs S Foisor  1-0602012National OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. E Yanayt vs M Helfst  1-0362012National OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Lenderman vs C Toolin  1-0452012National OpenD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
21. A Belakovskaia vs R Vrana  1-0422012National OpenA10 English
22. K Kavutskiy vs M Anzis  1-0402012National OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. A Diamant vs Yusheng Xia  1-0502012National OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
24. M W Brown vs M Lucente  1-0192012National OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. B Finegold vs C Collyer  1-0312012National OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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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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