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US Team Wins Pan-American Continental Championships

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/2/13, 4:08 AM.

Sam Shankland 5.jpgThe 9th Pan-American Team Chess Championships took place from 24-30 January in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Pan American Continental Championship is an official FIDE event which serves as a qualification stage for the World Team Championships.

Teams from the USA, Brazil, Uruguay and Cuba competed in a double round-robin format, and the US team won with a score of 10/12 match points.

The first Championship took place in 1970, but this is first time that a US team has taken part. The teams comprised of four players and a reserve.

The best individual performance came from GM Sam Shankland of the US team with a score of 3½/4.

The final standings

Team W D L MP BP
USA 4 2 0 10 16½
Cuba 3 1 2 7 15½
Brazil 2 2 2 6 11½
Uruguay 0 1 5 1

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Round 1 results

URUGUAY 1 - 3 BRAZIL
Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo 2449 ½ - ½ Mecking, Henrique 2604
Larrea, Manuel 2261 0 - 1  El Debs, Felipe 2525
Rivera, Daniel 2336 0 - 1  Di Berardino, Diego Rafael 2490
Izquierdo, Daniel 2247 ½ - ½ Matsuura, Everaldo 2487
CUBA 1½ - 2½ UNITED STATES
Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2723 ½ - ½ Onischuk, Alexander 2660
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2701 ½ - ½ Akobian, Varuzhan 2615
Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 2595 ½ - ½ Robson, Ray 2615
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2595 0  :  1 Shankland, Samuel L 2579

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Round 2 results

BRAZIL 1 - 3 UNITED STATES
Mecking, Henrique  2604 ½ - ½ Onischuk, Alexander  2660
Milos, Gilberto  2580 ½ - ½ Akobian, Varuzhan  2615
El Debs, Felipe De Cresce  2525 0 - 1  Lenderman, Aleksandr  2619
Di Berardino, Diego Rafael  2495 0 - 1  Shankland, Samuel L  2595
URUGUAY 0 - 4  CUBA
Rodriguez Vila, Andres  2508 0 - 1  Dominguez Perez, Leinier  2723
Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo  2449 0 - 1  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  2701
Larrea, Manuel  2261 0 - 1  Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  2595
Rivera, Daniel  2336 0 - 1  Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo  2595

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Round 3 results

CUBA 1½ - 2½ BRAZIL
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  2723 ½ - ½ Mecking, Henrique  2604
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  2701 ½ - ½ Milos, Gilberto  2580
Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  2595 ½ - ½ El Debs, Felipe De  Cresce  2525
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo  2595 0 - 1  Matsuura, Everaldo  2475
UNITED STATES 4 - 0   URUGUAY
Onischuk, Alexander  2660 1 - 0   Rodriguez Vila, Andres  2508
Akobian, Varuzhan  2615 1 - 0   Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo  2449
Robson, Ray  2615 1 - 0   Larrea, Manuel  2261
Lenderman, Aleksandr  2619 1 - 0   Izquierdo, Daniel  2247

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Round 4 results

BRAZIL 2 - 2 URUGUAY
Milos, Gilberto  2580 ½ - ½ Rodriguez Vila, Andres  2508
El Debs, Felipe De Cresce  2525 ½ - ½ Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo  2449
Di Berardino, Diego Rafael  2495 ½ - ½ Rivera, Daniel  2336
Matsuura, Everaldo  2475 ½ - ½ Izquierdo, Daniel  2247
UNITED STATES 2 - 2 CUBA
Onischuk, Alexander  2660 ½ - ½ Dominguez Perez, Leinier  2723
Robson, Ray  2615 ½ - ½ Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  2701
Lenderman, Aleksandr  2619 ½ - ½ Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  2595
Shankland, Samuel L  2595 ½ - ½ Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo  2595

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Round 5 results

UNITED STATES 2 - 2 BRAZIL
Onischuk, Alexander  2660 ½ - ½ Milos, Gilberto  2580
Akobian, Varuzhan  2615 ½ - ½ El Debs, Felipe De Cresce  2525
Robson, Ray  2615 0 - 1  Di Berardino, Diego Rafael  2495
Lenderman, Aleksandr  2619 1 - 0   Matsuura, Everaldo  2475
CUBA 3½ - ½ URUGUAY
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  2723 1 - 0   Rodriguez Vila, Andres  2508
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  2701 1 - 0   Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo  2449
Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  2595 1 - 0   Larrea, Manuel  2261
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo  2595 ½ - ½ Rivera, Daniel  2336

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Round 6 results

BRAZIL 1 - 3 CUBA
Mecking, Henrique  2604 ½ - ½ Dominguez Perez, Leinier  2723
Milos, Gilberto  2580 0 - 1  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  2701
El Debs, Felipe De Cresce  2525 ½ - ½ Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  2595
Matsuura, Everaldo  2475 0 - 1  Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo  2595
URUGUAY 1 - 3 UNITED STATES
Rodriguez Vila, Andres  2508 ½ - ½ Akobian, Varuzhan  2615
Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo  2449 0 - 1  Robson, Ray  2615
Rivera, Daniel  2336 ½ - ½ Lenderman, Aleksandr  2619
Izquierdo, Daniel  2247 0 - 1  Shankland, Samuel L  2595

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Results from the official coverage. Games via FIDE.

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  • 18 months ago

    carhurst

    Congratulations, Sam!

  • 18 months ago

    marklimpin

    Sam Shankland is fast becoming a super Grandmaster!! is he quilified in world cup again?

  • 18 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Sam! Bam!

  • 18 months ago

    APawnCanDream

    Atta boy, Sam!

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