|7-Way Tie in U.S. Open Chess Championship|
|By Joan DuBois|
|August 10, 2007|
(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) held its' U.S. Open Chess Championship at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This national title event was first held in 1900! This years event began July 28 and concluded on August 5. The event was run by the New Jersey State Chess Federation.
The 9 round event was won by seven co-champions who all tied with 7.5 scores. The 2007 U.S. Open plaque was awarded to GM Boris Gulko who won on a tie-break. Congratulations to the "lucky" seven: Boris Gulko, Alexander Shabalov, Sergey Kudrin, Benjamin Finegold, Michael Rohde, Michael Mulyar and Anton Del Mundo. Each received a check in the amount of $2,263.00!
Class Champions are:
This years event drew 414 players. A complete list of the Final Standings can be found at: http://www.monroi.com/tournamentgate/07USOpen/standings.html. Many games were covered onsite and over the internet by MonRoi with using their new handheld electronic scoresheet unit. For a review of the U. S. Open check out Chess Life Online located at: http://beta.uschess.org/frontend/news_7_495.php written by USCF Webmaster Jennifer Shahade. Rated Tournament results/crosstable here.
U.S. Open Side Events:
U.S. Open Blitz: won by Daniel A. Yeager with 11 points.
U.S. Open Scholastic and other Side Events: Results/crosstables coming soon.