GM Conrad Holt wins United States Open Chess Championship

Rosen Centre Hotel

Rosen Centre Hotel

The 115th Annual United States Open Chess Championship took place from 26th July to 3rd August at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr, Orlando, Florida 32819.

The tournament format was 9-round Swiss one section with Class prizes and time control 40/120, SD/60 d5. Top US player not otherwise qualified will be seeded in the 2015 US Championship.

Six players shared the first place with 7,5 points each, and two with the top tie-break scores were invited for Armageddon Playoff Game.

GM Conrad Holt defeated IM Michael Mulyar to emerge new U.S. Open Champion.

The prize fund was $50,000 based on 500 paid entries, else proportional, with $40,000 guaranteed.

Final standings:

1-6. GM Holt Conrad KS 2645, IM Mulyar Michael A CO 2544, GM Margvelashvili Giorgi TX 2641, GM Corrales Jimenez Fidel MO 2625, GM Nyzhnyk Illia I UKR 2728 and GM Shabalov Alexander PA 2588 – 7,5

7-15. GM Kore Akshayraj MD 2563, GM Gurevich Dmitry IL 2559, IM Bregadze Levan MD 2530, GM Tarjan James Edward CA 2557, GM Becerra Julio J FL 2627, IM Bryant John Daniel CA 2484, Li Ruifeng TX 2420, Haessler Carl A OR 2200 and Sana Mariano TN 2176 – 7,0

16-37. IM Prasca Sosa Rafael FL 2494, Peng David Tianji IL 2241, Burke John Michael NJ 2280, FM Schmakel Sam A IL 2435, FM Langer Michael TX 2286, FM La Rota Fabio FL 2300, Chen Baining CHN 2126, Arencibia Antonio FL 2228, FM Ritter Mark FL 2357, McCartney Patrick NC 1993, Xu Grant Y MA 2294, GM Chirila Ioan Cristian TX 2602, Krienke Makaio W FL 2190, Wang Jalen Sir MI 2206, Boas Toby FL 2251, GM Henley Ronald W NY 2466, Brock William H IL 2066, Rea Andrew B VA 2121, Shepherd Duncan IL 2042, Rudra Pranav AZ 2083, Biyiasas Theodore Alexander CA 2030, Hoffman Guy G WI GHSP 1947 6,5 etc

Tournament website

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