46th US Championship; September 25 - October 6, 2000
Seattle, WA

For the final US Championship of the millennium, the tournament
returned to the classic 12-man Round Robin format


                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
 1. GM Joel Benjamin       x  1    1 1 0     6-4
 2. GM Alex Shabalov        x 1 0   0   1 1 1  6-4
 3. GM Yasser Seirawan     0 0 x 1 1 0   1  1 1  6-4
 4. GM Dmitry Gurevich      1 0 x        1  6 -5
 5. GM Gregory Kaidanov      0  x    1   1  6 -5
 6. GM Nick deFirmian        1   x  0      5-5
 7. GM Larry Christiansen  0 1     x       5-5
 8. GM Alexander Ivanov    0     1  x      5-5
 9. GM Boris Gulko         1  0  0    x   0  4-6
10. GM Gregory Serper       0        x 0   4-6
11. GM John Fedorowicz      0 0       1 x 0  4-6
12. GM Alex Yermolinsky     0 0 0 0    1  1 x  4-6


FIRST PLACE PLAYOFF

Joel Benjamin won this playoff for the Championship Ring only.
Benjamin, Shabalov, and Seirawan remained Co-Champions.

                        1  2  3
1. GM Joel Benjamin    xx 11 1-  3-0
2. GM Alex Shabalov    00 xx 01  1-3
3. GM Yasser Seirawan  0- 10 xx  1-2


  • As with 1988, this was another tournament won with a +2 score. This was the first tournament ever where a mere 2 points separated first place and last place.


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