48th US Championship and US Women's Championship; January 9-18, 2003
Seattle, WA


   Name                    Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Total
 1 GM Alexander Shabalov   +42 =22 +8  +26 =2  =4  +21 -5  +13  6.5
 2 GM Gregory Kaidanov     +31 +21 +15 =13 =1  =9  =6  =3  =7   6.0
 3 GM Alexander Goldin     +32 -26 =39 =17 =31 +44 +28 =2  +21  6.0
 4 GM Boris Gulko          +41 =27 +29 =40 =13 =1  =7  +14 =6   6.0
 5 GM Joel Benjamin        =50 =24 +41 =15 +40 =13 =23 +1  =8   6.0
 
 6 GM Alexander Stripunsky =34 +33 =22 =23 +27 =14 =2  +20 =4   6.0
 7 GM Alexander Ivanov     =24 =50 +16 =32 =17 +40 =4  +30 =2   6.0
 8 GM John Fedorowicz      =46 +55 -1  =35 =50 +31 +29 +9  =5   6.0
 9 GM Yasser Seirawan      =33 =34 +42 =20 +26 =2  =14 -8  +22  5.5
10 GM Nick De Firmian      +16 =23 =14 =27 -21 =17 =32 +31 +29  5.5

11 GM Larry Christiansen   +35 =40 =27 +29 =14 -21 =22 +24 =16  5.5
12 GM Alex Yermolinsky     +43 =39 =23 =22 +34 =24 =20 =21 =17  5.5
13 IM Varuzhan Akobian     +36 +28 =26 =2  =4  =5  =24 +23 -1   5.5
14 IM Hikaru Nakamura      =37 +44 =10 +39 =11 =6  =9  -4  +30  5.5
15 GM Gennadi Zaitshik     +47 +49 -2  =5  =22 =29 -30 +32 +33  5.5

16 IM Ron Burnett          -10 +56 -7  +52 +39 =22 =18 +27 =11  5.5
17 IM Justin Sarkar        =25 =20 +30 =3  =7  =10 =27 +26 =12  5.5
18 IM Ben Finegold         +45 -29 +50 =24 =32 -23 =16 =34 +37  5.0
19 GM Gregory Serper       =44 =37 =34 =36 +42 -28 +41 =33 =23  5.0
20 IM Boris Kreiman        =55 =17 +43 =9  =23 +32 =12 -6 =24   5.0

21 GM Alex Fishbein        +51 -2  =36 +37 +10 +11 -1  =12 -3   5.0
22 GM Dmitry Gurevich      +52 =1  =6  =12 =15 =16 =11 +28 -9   5.0
23 FM Igor Foygel          +56 =10 =12 =6  =20 +18 =5  -13 =19  5.0
24 FM Stephen Muhammad     =7  =5  +28 =18 +25 =12 =13 -11 =20  5.0
25 GM Sergey Kudrin        =17 +46 -40 =45 -24 +43 -33 +35 =28  4.5

26 IM Yury Lapshun         +48 +3  =13 -1  -9  =41 =34 -17 +46  4.5
27 GM Walter Browne        +38 =4  =11 =10 -6  +45 =17 -16 =34  4.5
28 IM Michael Mulyar       +58 -13 -24 +48 +35 +19 -3  -22 =25  4.5
29 IM Jesse Kraai          +54 +18 -4  -11 +36 =15 -8  +48 -10  4.5
30 IM Greg Shahade         -49 +47 -17 +57 =45 +50 +15 -7 -14   4.5

31 FM Tegshsuren Enhbat    -2  +51 =37 =44 =3   -8 +45 -10 +47  4.5
32 IM William Paschall     -3  +48 +49 =7  =18 -20 =10 -15 +45  4.5
33 IM John Donaldson       =9  -6  -46 +53 =44 +36 +25 =19 -15  4.5
34 GM Anatoly Lein         =6  =9  =19 +46 -12 =39 =26 =18 =27  4.5
35 IM Larry Kaufman        -11 =53 +54 =8  -28 =37 +55 -25 +48  4.5

36 WGM Irina Krush         -13 +58 =21 =19 -29 -33 +57 +41 =40  4.5
37 WIM Jennifer Shahade    =14 =19 =31 -21 =43 =35 +50 +40 -18  4.5
38 WIM Anna Hahn           -27 -41 +58 -50 +57 -55 =42 +53 +54  4.5
39 GM Maurice Ashley       +57 =12 =3 -14  -16 =34 =44 =46 =43  4.0
40 IM Eugene Perelshteyn   +53 =11 +25 =4  -5  -7  =48 -37 =36  4.0

41 FM Aaron Pixton         -4  +38 -5  =43 +46 =26 -19 -36 +50  4.0
42 IM Dean Ippolito        -1  +52 -9  +49 -19 -48 =38 +55 =44  4.0
43 WGM Elena Donaldson     -12 +57 -20 =41 =37 -25 +52 =44 =39  4.0
44 IM John Watson          =19 -14 +55 =31 =33 -3  =39 =43 =42  4.0
45 WGM Kamile Baginskaite  -18 =54 +53 =25 =30 -27 -31 +49 -32  3.5

46    David Pruess         =8  -25 +33 -34 -41 =52 +53 =39 -26  3.5
47 FM Gregory Markzon      -15 -30 -52 =56 +49 =53 +54 =50 -31  3.5
48 WIM Tsagaan Battsetseg  -26 -32 +56 -28 +54 +42 =40 -29 -35  3.5
49    Julia Shiber         +30 -15 -32 -42 -47 +56 =58 -45 +57  3.5
50 IM Stanislav Kriventsov =5  =7 -18  +38 =8 -30 -37  =47 -41  3.0

51     Marc Esserman       -21 -31 -57 =58 -53 -54 +56 =52 +55  3.0
52 WIM Esther Epstein      -22 -42 +47 -16 =55 =46 -43 =51 =56  3.0
53 WFM Laura Ross          -40 =35 -45 -33 +51 =47 -46 -38 +58  3.0
54 WIM Elina Groberman     -29 =45 -35 =55 -48 +51 -47 +58 -38  3.0
55 FM Allan Bennett        =20 -8 -44  =54 =52 +38 -35 -42 -51  2.5

56 WIM Cindy Tsai          -23 -16 -48 =47 =58 -49 -51 +57 =52  2.5
57 WIM Olga Sagalchik      -39 -43 +51 -30 -38 +58 -36 -56 -49  2.0
58     Anna Levina         -28 -36 -38 =51 =56 -57 =49 -54 -53  1.5


  • Again, US Championship and the US Women's Championship were decided in the same tournament. Anna Hahn beat Irinia Krush and Jennifer Shahade, all at 4-4, to become US Women's Champion.

  • Female players listed in green.

  • The official site for this tournament is at http://www.af4c.org.

  • There were no GM norms made this year. FM Stephen Muhammad scored his third and final IM norm. FM Igor Foygel scored his third and final IM norm. WIM Jennifer Shahade scored both her second IM and second WGM norm.


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