August 16, 2008

3-way tie for first at U.S. Open

GM Alexander Shabalov, IM Enrico Sevillano, and IM Rade Milovanovic tied for first at the U.S. Open in Dallas last weekend, each finishing with 8 out of 9 points. The final round saw plenty of fighting chess, with decisive results on 5 of the top six boards, including each of the three co-champions winning with Black. IM Doug Root, playing in his first tournament in eight years, finished half a point behind the leaders in 4th place.

The USCF website has a recap of the final round plus the final standings.