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US Championships St Louis 2009

Hikaru Nakamura vs Akoban in Round 7. Photo ? Betsy Dynako

Hikaru Nakamura vs Akoban in Round 7. Photo ? Betsy Dynako | www.betsydynako.com/

The 2009 US Chess Championship took place in Saint Louis, United States, May 7th-17th 2009. 24 players competed. Hikaru Nakamura won the US Championship beating Josh Friedel in the final round. Robert Hess couldn't overcome a drawish bishops of opposite colour ending against Akobian and had to settle for a draw. Alexander Onischuk tied with Hess on 6.5/9. Gata Kamsky was a further half point back.

Hikaru Nakamura Wins 2009 US Chess Championship (9)

Saint Louis, May 17 -- Hikaru Nakamura, 21, of White Plains, N.Y., won the the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship after winning in the ninth and final round at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

US Championship St Louis USA 2009 (9)

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US Championship (Saint Louis USA)
Fri 8th May 2009 - Sun 17th May 2009 - Official Site

US Championship (25 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:120m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

US Championship (25 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 120m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

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ch-USA Saint Louis (USA), 8-17 v 2009
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2701 +14 =10 +2 =7 =4 =3 +5 +16 +6 7 2807
2. Hess, Robert L m USA 2485 +9 +18 -1 =3 +22 =4 +6 +7 =5 2789
3. Onischuk, Alexander g USA 2684 =6 +19 =10 =2 +21 =1 +7 =4 +11 2699
4. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2720 +8 +5 =7 =6 =1 =2 +12 =3 =10 6 2725
5. Akobian, Varuzhan g USA 2612 +25 -4 +11 +18 +10 =7 -1 +12 =2 6 2709
6. Friedel, Joshua E g USA 2516 =3 +13 +12 =4 -7 +16 -2 +10 -1 5 2650
7. Shulman, Yuri g USA 2632 +17 +22 =4 =1 +6 =5 -3 -2 =13 5 2640
8. Ibragimov, Ildar g USA 2586 -4 =25 =9 -11 =15 +19 +22 =13 +16 5 2557
9. Christiansen, Larry M g USA 2588 -2 =21 =8 =14 =20 -11 +23 +19 +17 5 2490
10. Ehlvest, Jaan g USA 2606 +16 =1 =3 =13 -5 =17 +20 -6 =4 2584
11. Robson, Ray m USA 2465 -18 +15 -5 +8 =13 +9 -16 +17 -3 2579
12. Benjamin, Joel g USA 2583 =21 +20 -6 =16 +19 +22 -4 -5 =14 2506
13. Kaidanov, Gregory S g USA 2595 =20 -6 +25 =10 =11 +21 -17 =8 =7 2520
14. Shabalov, Alexander g USA 2569 -1 -16 +24 =9 -17 +23 =15 +20 =12 2460
15. Gulko, Boris F g USA 2561 -19 -11 -20 +23 =8 +24 =14 =18 +21 2403
16. Brooks, Michael A m USA 2463 -10 +14 =17 =12 +18 -6 +11 -1 -8 4 2529
17. Sevillano, Enrico m USA 2520 -7 +24 =16 -21 +14 =10 +13 -11 -9 4 2441
18. Becerra Rivero, Julio g USA 2609 +11 -2 +19 -5 -16 -20 +24 =15 =22 4 2380
19. Hughes, Tyler B USA 2230 +15 -3 -18 +24 -12 -8 +21 -9 +23 4 2438
20. Krush, Irina m USA 2452 =13 -12 +15 -22 =9 +18 -10 -14 =24 2437
21. Shankland, Samuel L m USA 2446 =12 =9 =22 +17 -3 -13 -19 =24 -15 3 2353
22. Khachiyan, Melikset g USA 2546 +24 -7 =21 +20 -2 -12 -8 -23 =18 3 2327
23. Eckert, Doug D f USA 2275 . . . -15 +24 -14 -9 +22 -19 2 2290
24. Lawton,Charles USA ---- -22 -17 -14 -19 -23 -15 -18 =21 =20 1 2116
25. Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2461 -5 =8 -13 . . . . . . ½ 2324

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