113th US Open Chess Championship – Webster makes a clean sweep
The Championship was sponsored by the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office. 517 players competed in the merged tournament.
Three players tied for first place with 8 points out of 9 games – Grandmaster Manuel Hoyes of Mexico, Grandmaster Dmitry Gurevich of Illinois and FIDE Master John Bryant of California.
GM Manuel Leon Hoyos
Bryant is the top American finisher on tiebreaks and is qualified for the 2013 U.S. Closed Championship.
1-3. GM Hoyos Manuel Leon MEX 2679 (Webster University Freshman), GM Gurevich Dmitry IL 2539 and FM Bryant John Daniel CA 2455 – 8.0
9-22. GM Bykhovsky Anatoly ISR 2653 (Webster University Junior), GM Ramirez Alejandro TX 2643, Norowitz Yaacov NJ 2569, IM Mulyar Michael A CO 2456, IM Kaufman Raymond CA 2420, IM Neimer Vitaly ISR 2406, Shetty Atulya Arya MI 2400, Aaron Deepak NY 2353, Breckenridge Steven OR 2349, FM Thompson Ian D ENG 2343, FM Raptis Nick OR 2330, Mo Kevin PA 2325, Vibbert Sean IN 2315 and Guadalupe Francisco L Ii TX 2305 – 7.0 etc
US Open Blitz Championship
There were 129 players participating in this event. The winners were:
2. Anatoly Bykhovsky from Israel (Webster University) $245.00 – 11.5
3-6. U2400 Shetty Atulya from MI, Steve Breckenridge from OR, Nick Raptis from OR 11.0 $184.00 each, 1st U2200 Bryce Tiglon from WA $245.00 – 11.0 each etc
US Open Game 15 Championship
38 players took part in this event. The winners were Andre Diamant and Vitaly Neimer (both Webster University) with 4.5/5 points.