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Kaidanov Claims US Champs Spot; Ramirez and Robson Go to Tiebreak Print E-mail
March 8, 2011
RR.jpgGM Gregory Kaidanov scored 6/9 and clear first at the Saint Louis Invitational to claim a spot in the 2011 US Championship (April 13-28, Saint Louis). GMs Alejandro Ramirez and Ray Robson tied for second with 5.5/9 and will play off for the final spot tomorrow at Noon Central.

Robson won his final round with Black over GM Joel Benjamin to catch up with Ramirez.

In a video interview with Macauley Peterson, Alejandro expressed frustration over not winning more games. 

He seemed to find the trick the next morning, with his second win of the tournament over GM Julio Becerra.

The tiebreak is a G/25+5 two-game match. If that match is drawn, the match will be determined in an Armageddon rapid game. Watch it live on the CCSCSL website.

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