August 8, 2008

3 rounds to go at U.S. Open

With three rounds to go at the U.S. Open, no less than seven players are tied for the lead with 5.5/6. Among those leaders are three Texans: IM Doug Root, IM Joe Bradford, and IM Kirill Kuderinov. Round 7 begins at 7pm tonight, and should feature several tough matchups on the top boards. You can watch the games live on the Monroi website or at the Internet Chess Club.

This has turned out to be one of the largest and strongest tournaments ever held in Texas, with a total of 379 players, including 11 IMs and 2 GMs (Alexander Shabalov and Alex Yermolinsky).

Schedule for the final 3 rounds:

Rd 7 - Fri July 8, 7 pm
Rd 8 - Sat July 9, 7pm
Rd 9 - Sun July10, 3 pm

Check back this weekend for more updates!

6:30pm update: Pairings are up and it's Bradford-Yermolinsky on board 1!