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Congratulations to GM Gata Kamsky on winning the 2011 U.S. Championship!

GM Gata Kamsky receives his first-place prize of $42,000 for winning the U.S. Championship. The check was presented by CCSCSL founders Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield.

 

 

 

 

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Prize Fund

The total prize fund for the 2011 U.S. Championship is $166,000 and is broken down as follows:

Overall
PlacePrize
1st$40,000
2nd$30,000
3rd$20,000
4th$15,000
Round Robin 1Round Robin 2
PlacePrizePlacePrize
3rd$8,0003rd$8,000
4th$6,0004th$6,000
5th$5,0005th$5,000
6th$4,0006th$4,000
7th$3,0007th$3,000
8th$2,5008th$2,500

There will be $4,000 in bonus prizes:

  • $2,000 to the winner of each round robin

Additionally, $5,000 will be set aside to award Best Game Prizes throughout both the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women's Championship.

Players (click here to see player bios)

Round Robin 1Round Robin 2
No.First NameLast Name FIDE RatingNo.First NameLast NameFIDE Rating
1.GataKamsky27331.AlexanderOnischuk2678
2.YuryShulman26222.YasserSeirawan2636
3.VaruzhanAkobian26113.AlexanderShabalov2590
4.JaanEhlvest25864.LarryChristiansen2586
5.AlexanderStripunsky25785.GregoryKaidanov2569
6.AlexanderIvanov25406.RobertHess2565
7.RayRobson25227.SamShankland2512
8.DanielNaroditsky24388.BenFinegold2500
Average Rating2578.75Average Rating2579.5

Arbiters (click here to see arbiter bios)

Chief Arbiter: IA Carol Jarecki

Assistant Arbiter: Tony Rich

Commentators (click here to see commentator bios)

GM Maurice Ashley

WGM Jennifer Shahade

Time Control

The time control for the 2011 U.S. Championship will be the FIDE standard of 40 moves in 90 minutes, follwed by the rest of the game in 30 minutes with a 30 second increment from move one.

Tiebreaks

Semifinals and finals tiebreaks will consist of a two-game rapid match (G/25+5 second increment). If the contest is still undecided, the match will go to a rapid Armageddon bidding game with a base time of 45 minutes for each Player. Black will have draw odds. Each Player shall bid an amount of time (minutes and seconds, a number equal to or less than 45:00) they are willing to play with in order to choose their color. The Player who bids the lowest amount of time chooses his color and begins with that amount of time; the other Player receives 45:00. If both Players bid exactly the same amount of time, the Chief Arbiter will flip a coin to determine who shall choose their color.