|United States Championship (1981)|
"Yasser Seirawan of Seattle and Walter Browne of Berkeley, Calif., tied for first place in the 15-player invitational United States Chess Championship here with 9-5 scores.
Each was awarded $4,500 and qualified for the interzonal competitions next year, the second stage of trials for the 1984 world championship.
Lubomir Kavalek of Reston, Va.; Larry Christiansen of Modesto Calif., and Samuel Reshevsky of Spring Valley, N.Y., tied for second place with 8 1/2-5 1/2 scores to win $2,000 each.
Since the United States is allotted only three entrants in the interzonal competition, the two <sic> will meet in a Zonal Playoff (1981) for the remaining place."
The New York Times, July 31, 1981, Section C, p. 21.
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105
|1. Alburt vs A Lein
|| ||0-1||66||1981||United States Championship||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|2. L Christiansen vs Alburt
||1-0||33||1981||United States Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|3. Kavalek vs Alburt
|| ||1-0||61||1981||United States Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|4. Alburt vs Tarjan
|| ||1-0||31||1981||United States Championship||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|5. Alburt vs J Peters
|| ||0-1||40||1981||United States Championship||A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation|
|6. Shamkovich vs Alburt
||0-1||63||1981||United States Championship||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|7. Kudrin vs Alburt
||1-0||44||1981||United States Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|8. R Byrne vs Alburt
|| ||½-½||42||1981||United States Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|9. Benjamin vs Alburt
||0-1||39||1981||United States Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|10. Browne vs Alburt
|| ||1-0||53||1981||United States Championship||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|11. Alburt vs B M Kogan
|| ||½-½||42||1981||United States Championship||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|12. Alburt vs Seirawan
|| ||½-½||26||1981||United States Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|13. Alburt vs Fedorowicz
|| ||1-0||28||1981||United States Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|14. J Peters vs Benjamin
||1-0||67||1981||United States Championship||B44 Sicilian|
|15. Benjamin vs Fedorowicz
|| ||½-½||12||1981||United States Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|16. Benjamin vs A Lein
|| ||½-½||60||1981||United States Championship||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|17. Shamkovich vs Benjamin
||1-0||27||1981||United States Championship||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|18. Kudrin vs Benjamin
|| ||½-½||15||1981||United States Championship||A15 English|
|19. Kavalek vs Benjamin
|| ||½-½||24||1981||United States Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|20. Benjamin vs Browne
||1-0||60||1981||United States Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|21. Tarjan vs Benjamin
|| ||1-0||41||1981||United States Championship||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|22. B M Kogan vs Benjamin
||0-1||41||1981||United States Championship||A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation|
|23. Benjamin vs R Byrne
|| ||½-½||66||1981||United States Championship||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|24. Seirawan vs Benjamin
||1-0||41||1981||United States Championship||A16 English|
|25. Benjamin vs L Christiansen
|| ||1-0||61||1981||United States Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105
|Nov-22-22|| ||Ninas Husband: Thank you to whoever set up this game collection. For what it is worth, the 1977 and the 1960-61 US Championships are still missing game collections. There may be others, I have not yet had time to check. But, thanks again! :)|
|Nov-22-22|| ||Ninas Husband: This tournament was held in South Bend, IN. Maybe someone should write a tournament book about this. It should be called. "Just Around the Corner from the Touchdown Jesus". :)|
|Nov-28-22|| ||Ninas Husband: Let me correct myself, the 1960-61 championship has a page, but it is missing 10 games, and does not have either a crosstable or even final standings. It is the 1965 championship that does not have a games collection.|
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