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7-Way Tie in U.S. Open Chess Championship Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
August 10, 2007
August 10, 2007931-787-1234 #123
Press Release #25 of 2007[email protected]

(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:
Master: Anton P. Del Mundo with 7.5.
Expert: Andy P. May and Abby Marshall tied with 7.0.
Class A: Naor E. Brown with 7.0.
Class B: Lamont E. Rogers and Evan B. Ames tied with 5.5.
Class C: Megan Lee with 5.5.
Class D: Michael J. Radler, Dean W. Brown and Thomas Stanics tied with 4.5.
Class E: Gabriel Usher Tkach with 4.0.
Below Class E & Unrated: Ian G. Morton and Donald Anthony Carrelli tied with 4.5.

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.


The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members. For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.