The 2008 US Chess Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 10, 2008, 3:38 PM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2008 Frank K Berry US Chess Championship takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma between 13-21 May.  The men's event is a 9 round Swiss with 24 players taking part.  The women's championship is a 10 player round robin tournament.

Both events will see last year's champions, Alexander Shabalov and Irina Krush defend their titles.

Men's Competitors


1 GM Alexander SHABALOV 2697 Current Champion
2 GM Alexander ONISCHUK 2728 Rating
3 GM Gregory KAIDANOV 2697 Rating
4 GM Dmitry GUREVICH 2594 *

5 GM Varuzhan AKOBIAN 2666 Rating
6 GM Yury SHULMAN 2664 Rating
7 GM Boris GULKO 2623 U.S. Open Champion
8 GM Julio BECERRA 2637 Rating
9 GM Alexander IVANOV 2622 Rating
10 GM Eugene PERELSHTEYN 2615 Rating
11 GM Sergey KUDRIN 2610 Rating
12 IM Benjamin FINEGOLD 2607 Rating
13 GM Alex YERMOLINSKY 2587 Qualifier
14 GM John FEDOROWICZ 2531 Qualifier
15 GM Jesse KRAAI 2569 Qualifier
16 IM Dean IPPOLITO 2499 Qualifier
17 IM David PRUESS 2497 Qualifier
18 FM Daniel LUDWIG 2429 Qualifier
19 NM Sam SHANKLAND 2296 Qualifier
20 IM Josh FRIEDEL 2511 Wild Card
21 FM Michael LANGER 2322 Wild Card
22 Sergey GALANT 2176 Wild Card 
23 IM David VIGORITO 2471  WCL Qualifier

24 IM Larry KAUFMAN 2398 U.S. Senior Champ Qualifier
 
Women's Competitors
 

1 IM Irina KRUSH 2515 Current Champion
2 IM Anna ZATONSKIH 2490 Rating
3 WGM Katerine ROHONYAN 2318 Rating
4 WIM Batchimeg TUVSHINTUGS 2289 Rating
5 WFM Tatev ABRAHAMYAN 2280 Rating
6 WIM Tsagaan BATTSETSEG 2251 Rating
7 WFM Iryna ZENYUK 2205 Qualifier
8 WFM Chouchanik AIRAPETIAN 2143 Wild Card
9 Courtney JAMISON 2064 Wild Card

10 WM Esther EPSTEIN* 2194


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