Novikov and Benjamin lead U.S. Senior Championship

Novikov and Benjamin lead U.S. Senior Championship

The 2020 U.S. Senior Championship kicked off today with a field packed full of legends that includes five former U.S. Champions with a combined total of 13 national titles. Leading the field at the end of the first day is GM Igor Novikov and GM Joel Benjamin, who both finished the day on 2.5/3 points. GM Gregory Kaidanov and GM Patrick Wolff are a half-point behind with 2.0/3, while the rest of the players are surprisingly all tied with 1.0/3! | Pictured: Igor Novikov, Alex Yermolinsky, Alexander Shabalov, Joel Benjamin and Jaan Ehlve

 

History made!! Congrats to GM Joel Benjamin who just became the first trifecta (U.S. Junior, U.S. Champion, & U.S. Senior) winner in USChess history!!

Final

Rank Name Score M/F Rating TPR W-We 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 GM Benjamin, Joel 4.5 M 2506 2702 +1.52 1 1 ½ 0 1 1
2 GM Novikov, Igor 4.0 M 2554 2606 +0.43 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½
3 GM Wolff, Patrick 3.0 M 2552 2475 -0.58 0 1 1 0 0 1
4 GM Kaidanov, Gregory 3.0 M 2549 2511 -0.31 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½
5 GM Gurevich, Dmitry 3.0 M 2399 2532 +1.07 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½
6 GM Christiansen, Larry 2.5 M 2567 2447 -0.98 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½
7 GM Goldin, Alexander 2.5 M 2542 2411 -1.07 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1
8 GM Shabalov, Alexander 2.5 M 2528 2437 -0.76 0 1 0 1 ½ 0
9 GM Yermolinsky, Alex 2.5 M 2486 2413 -0.60 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0
10 FM Getz, Shelby 2.5 M 2298 2481 +1.28 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0

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