28th US Championship and World Championship Zonal; 1981
July 9-30
South Bend, IN


                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
 1. Browne        x  1   1  1  1  1 0 1 0  9 - 5
 2. Seirawan       x         1  1 1 1  9 - 5
 3. Christiansen  0  x  1   1  1  1 0  1  8- 5
 4. Kavalek          x  1  1  1 0   1   8- 5
 5. Reshevsky       0  x    1  1  1  1  8- 5
 6. Shamkovich    0   0  x    0 1 1 1  1  7- 6
 7. Byrne, R.           x    0 1     7 - 7
 8. Peters        0  0 0    x  1   1  1  7 - 7
 9. Lein              0    x 1  0     6- 7
10. Alburt        0  0 0  1  0 0 x  1 1 1 0  6 - 8
11. Kogan          0  1 0 0 1    x  0 0 1  6 - 8
12. Tarjan        0  0   0 0  1  0 x 1  1  6 - 8
13. Benjamin      1 0 1  0 0  0  0 1 0 x    5- 8
14. Fedorowicz    0 0  0     0 1    x 0  5 - 9
15. Kudrin        1 0 0  0 0  0  1 0 0  1 x  5 - 9
    Evans                     0   0

  • As a result of this tournament, Walter Browne and Yasser Seirawan qualified for the 1982 Interzonals.

  • Larry Christiansen, Lubosh Kavalek, and Sammy Reshevsky tied for the final Interzonal spot, and played off in Jacksonville:
                  1  2  3
    Christiansen xx    2-2
    Reshevsky     xx   2-2
    Kavalek        xx  2-2
    

  • With all the Playoff games drawn, Christiansen won the final spot, owing to better tiebreak points.

  • Larry Evans withdrew from the tournament after 2 rounds. Since he did not complete half his schedule, both of his completed games were anulled.

  • This was the final US Championship for 8-time Champion Sammy Reshevsky, and 5-time Champion Larry Evans.


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