44th US Championship; 10/31 - 11/18/1998
Denver, CO


Preliminary Group 1                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
*1. GM Nick de Firmian         CO    2605  x 1 1    1   5- 2
*2. GM Dmitry Gurevich         IL    2505  0 x    1 1 1  4-2
 3. GM Sergey Kudrin           MA    2540  0  x 1    1  4 -3
 4. GM Yasser Seirawan         WA    2630    0 x  1  1  4 -3
 5. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili  MA    2545      x  1   4 -3
 6. GM Larry Christiansen      MA    2610   0  0  x 0 1  2-4
 7. GM Alexander Shabalov      PA    2610  0 0   0 1 x 0  2 -5
 8. IM Igor Ivanov             AZ    2505   0 0 0  0 1 x  2 -5

Preliminary Group 2                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
*1. GM Joel Benjamin           NY    2595  x 1   0 1    4 -3
*2. GM Tal Shaked              AZ    2490  0 x  1    1  4 -3
 3. GM Boris Gulko             NJ    2585    x     1  4 -3
 4. GM John Fedorowicz         NY    2540   0  x 1 1    4 -3
 5. GM Gregory Kaidanov        KY    2625  1   0 x  1 0  3-3
 6. GM Alex Yermolinsky        OH    2625  0   0  x  1  3 -4
 7. IM Leonid Sokolin          NY    2515      0  x   3 -4
 8. GM Walter Browne           CA    2515   0 0  1 0  x  2-4

Benjamin and Shaked beat Gulko and Fedorowicz in a playoff
 to determine the top two in Group 2.

Semi-Finals; 11/10 - 11/13/1998


                       1 2 3 4
GM Nick deFirmian        1   2
GM Tal Shaked            0   1


                       1 2 3 4
GM Joel Benjamin        1 1 -  2
GM Dmitry Gurevich      0 0 -   



FINALS; 11/15 - 11/18/1998

                       1 2 3 4
GM Nick de Firmian     1     2
GM Joel Benjamin       0     1





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