Oct 26, 2020 | 1U.S. Championship


Oct 26, 2020 | U.S. Championship

The U.S. Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place from 26-29 October 2020 on Lichess.
Players receive 25 minutes for the entire game, plus a 5-second increment starting from move one. Official website: www.uschesschamps.com

The 2020 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $150,000 in prize money and the title of 2020 U.S. Chess Champion.



ch-USA 2020 lichess.org INT (INT), 9-29 x 2020 cat. XVII (2666)
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1. So, Wesley g USA 2770 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 9 2918
2. Xiong, Jeffery g USA 2709 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2873
3. Robson, Ray g USA 2673 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 2798
4. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g USA 2758 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6 2693
5. Shankland, Sam g USA 2691 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 2663
6. Liang, Awonder g USA 2592 0 0 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2672
7. Sevian, Samuel g USA 2660 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 5 2630
8. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2736 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2623
9. Lenderman, Aleksandr g USA 2634 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 2604
10. Swiercz, Dariusz g USA 2649 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 2534
11. Ramirez, Alejandro g USA 2567 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ 3 2500
12. Moradiabadi, Elshan g USA 2555 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 3 2501
Round 1 (October 26, 2020)
So, Wesley – Lenderman, Aleksandr 1-0 99 C41 Philidor’s Defence
Xiong, Jeffery – Liang, Awonder 1-0 47 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Robson, Ray – Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 52 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 49 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Sevian, Samuel – Swiercz, Dariusz ½-½ 66 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Moradiabadi, Elshan – Shankland, Sam ½-½ 49 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 2 (October 26, 2020)
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Sevian, Samuel 0-1 70 A20 English Opening
Shankland, Sam – Xiong, Jeffery ½-½ 29 D23 QGA
Liang, Awonder – Robson, Ray 0-1 32 B10 Caro Kann
Nakamura, Hikaru – Lenderman, Aleksandr ½-½ 144 B10 Caro Kann
Swiercz, Dariusz – Moradiabadi, Elshan ½-½ 44 C11 French Defence
Ramirez, Alejandro – So, Wesley 0-1 62 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 3 (October 26, 2020)
So, Wesley – Liang, Awonder 1-0 52 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Xiong, Jeffery – Swiercz, Dariusz 1-0 49 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Robson, Ray – Shankland, Sam 1-0 40 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Sevian, Samuel – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 30 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Lenderman, Aleksandr – Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 42 D15 Slav Defence
Moradiabadi, Elshan – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 35 D02 Queen’s Pawn Game
Round 4 (October 27, 2020)
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 30 A30 English Symmetrical
Shankland, Sam – So, Wesley 0-1 34 E25 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Liang, Awonder – Lenderman, Aleksandr ½-½ 119 A39 English Symmetrical
Sevian, Samuel – Moradiabadi, Elshan ½-½ 46 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru – Ramirez, Alejandro 1-0 39 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Swiercz, Dariusz – Robson, Ray 0-1 42 E94 King’s Indian Classical
Round 5 (October 27, 2020)
So, Wesley – Swiercz, Dariusz 1-0 35 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Xiong, Jeffery – Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 36 A20 English Opening
Robson, Ray – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 55 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Lenderman, Aleksandr – Shankland, Sam 0-1 45 E60 King’s Indian without Nc3
Ramirez, Alejandro – Liang, Awonder 0-1 56 B10 Caro Kann
Moradiabadi, Elshan – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 27 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Round 6 (October 27, 2020)
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – So, Wesley ½-½ 29 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Shankland, Sam – Ramirez, Alejandro 1-0 59 D12 Slav Defence
Sevian, Samuel – Robson, Ray 0-1 43 E73 King’s Indian Averbakh
Nakamura, Hikaru – Liang, Awonder 0-1 57 B18 Caro Kann
Swiercz, Dariusz – Lenderman, Aleksandr 1-0 71 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Moradiabadi, Elshan – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 53 A48 King’s Indian Defence /c2-c4
Round 7 (October 28, 2020)
So, Wesley – Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 28 C83 Ruy Lopez Open
Xiong, Jeffery – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 33 B08 Pirc Defence
Robson, Ray – Moradiabadi, Elshan 1-0 37 C11 French Defence
Liang, Awonder – Shankland, Sam 0-1 38 A05 Various
Lenderman, Aleksandr – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 0-1 55 A08 Barcza System
Ramirez, Alejandro – Swiercz, Dariusz ½-½ 98 B10 Caro Kann
Round 8 (October 28, 2020)
Xiong, Jeffery – Robson, Ray 1-0 47 C45 Scotch Game
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Ramirez, Alejandro 1-0 37 D12 Slav Defence
Sevian, Samuel – Lenderman, Aleksandr ½-½ 74 C10 French Rubinstein
Nakamura, Hikaru – Shankland, Sam 1-0 48 A00 Irregular Openings
Swiercz, Dariusz – Liang, Awonder 0-1 28 B10 Caro Kann
Moradiabadi, Elshan – So, Wesley 0-1 33 A13 Reti Opening
Round 9 (October 28, 2020)
So, Wesley – Xiong, Jeffery 1-0 52 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Robson, Ray – Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 63 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Shankland, Sam – Swiercz, Dariusz ½-½ 83 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Liang, Awonder – Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 83 A08 Barcza System
Lenderman, Aleksandr – Moradiabadi, Elshan 1-0 46 A01 Larsen Opening
Ramirez, Alejandro – Sevian, Samuel 1-0 67 C77 Ruy Lopez Anderssen
Round 10 (October 29, 2020)
Xiong, Jeffery – Lenderman, Aleksandr ½-½ 36 D26 QGA
Robson, Ray – So, Wesley ½-½ 30 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Shankland, Sam ½-½ 26 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Sevian, Samuel – Liang, Awonder ½-½ 60 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Nakamura, Hikaru – Swiercz, Dariusz ½-½ 70 A00 Irregular Openings
Moradiabadi, Elshan – Ramirez, Alejandro ½-½ 23 D12 Slav Defence
Round 11 (October 29, 2020)
So, Wesley – Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 30 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Shankland, Sam – Sevian, Samuel ½-½ 67 A20 English Opening
Liang, Awonder – Moradiabadi, Elshan 1-0 36 C53 Giuoco Piano
Lenderman, Aleksandr – Robson, Ray 1-0 59 E62 King’s Indian 6…Nc6
Swiercz, Dariusz – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 0-1 43 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Ramirez, Alejandro – Xiong, Jeffery 0-1 38 B50 Sicilian Defence