Shankland on fire, wins American Continental, qualifies for World Cup
Final standings (top 40)
The American Continental Chess Championship is an 11-round Swiss chess tournament taking place from 1-10 June, 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Chess players receive 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.
167 chess players took part and the top 4 finishers qualify for 2019 Chess World Cup. The top seeds are GM Samuel Shankland, GM Jorge Cori, GM Jeffery Xiong, etc…
After 11 rounds, Shankland and Flores automatically qualify. 7 others had to go through a playoff for the final 2 spots.