U.S.Chess Championship 17.-30.April Saint Luis

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[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8.
Be3 b6 9. Qd2 e5 10. Bh6 Re8 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Qe3 Qd6 13. Ne2 a5 14. O-O Nh5
15. Nd2 Nf4 16. Nc4 Qc7 17. a4 Be6 18. b3 b5 19. Nd2 Qd6 20. Nxf4 exf4 21. Qe1
b4 22. Nf3 Qe7 23. Kh2 Qf6 24. g3 g5 25. Rg1 Kh8 26. gxf4 gxf4 27. Ra2 Qh6 28.
Ng5 Rad8 29. Nxe6 Rxe6 30. Qe2 Rg6 31. Raa1 Qg7 32. Qf3 Qe5 33. Rxg6 hxg6 34.
Rg1 Kg7 35. Rg4 g5 36. Rg2 Rh8 37. Qg4 Kg6 38. f3 Kf6 39. Rg1 Kg6 40. Rg2 Kf6
41. Rg1 Rh6 42. Qd7 Kg7 43. Qd8 Rg6 44. Rg2 Qd4 45. Qxd4+ cxd4 46. Rg4 f6 47.
h4 Rh6 48. e5 Rh5 49. exf6+ Kxf6 50. Kh3 Kf5 51. Rxg5+ Rxg5 52. hxg5 Kxg5
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8.
h4 a5 9. c4 Nb6 10. Nd2 Qe6 11. Nf3 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 O-O 14. O-O-O
Re8 15. f4 d6 16. Rh3 Qh6 17. Re3 Qxf4 18. Re4 Qg3 19. exd6 Be6 20. dxc7 Qxc7
21. Nf3 Nd7 22. Ng5 Nf8 23. Qf2 Rad8 24. Bd3 h6 25. Nxe6 Rxe6 26. Qf3 Red6 27.
Ree1 Rd4 28. g3 Ne6 29. Kb1 h5 30. Bc2 Rxd1+ 31. Bxd1 g6 32. Bc2 Nd4 33. Qc3
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. Ba4 Ngf6 5. O-O a6 6. c4 g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. d3
O-O 9. h3 b6 10. Rb1 Bb7 11. Bg5 h6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Qd2 Kh7 14. b4 Rac8 15.
Rfc1 e6 16. Ne2 Rfd8 17. Ng3 Ba8 18. a3 Nb8 19. Nh2 Nc6 20. f4 Nd4 21. Rf1 b5
22. cxb5 axb5 23. Bd1 Qa7 24. Ra1 cxb4 25. Qxb4 Nd7 26. Kh1 Nc2 27. Bxa7 Nxb4
28. Rb1 Nxd3 29. Rxb5 Bc6 30. Rb1 Ra8 31. Be3 Rxa3 32. Bf3 h5 33. Ne2 N3c5 34.
Bxc5 Nxc5 35. e5 Ba4 36. exd6 Rxd6 37. Rbc1 Nb3 38. Rc7 Nd2 39. Re1 Rd7 40.
Rxd7 Bxd7 41. Rd1 Ra2 42. Nc1 Ra1 43. Nd3 Rxd1+ 44. Bxd1 Ne4 45. Nf3 Bb5 46.
Nfe1 h4 47. Kh2 Bc3 48. Bc2 Bd2 49. Nf3 Bxd3 50. Bxd3 Bxf4+ 51. Kg1 Be3+ 52.
Kf1 Ng3+ 53. Ke1 Kg7 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 c6 6. Nh3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Qc2
dxc4 9. e4 e5 10. exf5 exd4 11. Ne2 c5 12. Qxc4+ Kh8 13. Ng5 Nc6 14. Bf4 Bxf5
15. Nf7+ Rxf7 16. Qxf7 Rb8 17. Bxc6 bxc6 18. Rfe1 d3 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Nc3 d2
21. Re7 Rg8 22. Rxa7 Bg4 23. Qe7 Qxe7 24. Rxe7 Nd5 25. Re2 d1=Q+ 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nbd2 c5 4. dxc5 Qa5 5. a3 Qxc5 6. b4 Qc7 7. Bb2 Bg7 8.
g3 d6 9. Bg2 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. c4 O-O 12. Qb3 Nbd7 13. Rfd1 Rac8 14. Rac1 a6
15. Nf1 Be4 16. Bh3 h6 17. Ne3 e6 18. Bg2 Qb8 19. Ne1 Bxg2 20. N1xg2 Rc6 21.
Nh4 b5 22. Nf3 bxc4 23. Nxc4 Nc5 24. Qe3 Na4 25. Bxf6 Bxf6 26. Qxh6 Rfc8 27.
Na5 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 29. Qxc1 Nc3 30. Kg2 Qa8 31. Qf4 Kg7 32. Qxd6 Nxe2 33.
Qc6 Qxc6 34. Nxc6 Bb2 35. a4 Nc3 36. a5 Nd5 37. Ne1 Bc3 38. Nd3 e5 39. Kf3 f5
40. Ndxe5 Nxb4 41. Ke3 Nxc6 42. Nxc6 g5 43. f3 Kf6 44. Kd3 Be1 45. Ke2 Bc3 46.
Kd3 Be1 47. Kc4 Ke6 48. Nd4+ Kd7 49. Nxf5 Bxa5 50. Kd5 Bd8 51. Nd6 a5 52. Nb7
Bb6 53. Nc5+ Ke7 54. Kc4 Kf7 55. Kb5 Bc7 56. Nb7 Kg6 57. Kc6 g4 58. f4 Bxf4 59.
gxf4 Kf5 60. Nxa5 Kxf4 61. Nc4 g3 62. hxg3+ Kxg3 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Na3 Bg7 5. Nxc4 Nc6 6. d3 Nh6 7. Bg2 O-O 8.
O-O Nf5 9. Bd2 Nd6 10. Nxd6 cxd6 11. Bc3 Qb6 12. Qa4 d5 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Qa3
Bg4 15. e3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 e6 17. d4 Rfc8 18. Rfc1 Qb4 19. Qd3 Rc7 20. Rc2 Rac8
21. Rac1 Qa4 22. Qa3 Qxa3 23. bxa3 f5 24. Be2 Kf6 25. Kf1 Ke7 26. Ke1 Kd6 27.
Kd2 e5 28. dxe5+ Nxe5 29. Rxc7 Rxc7 30. Rxc7 Kxc7 31. Kc3 Kd6 32. f4 Nc6 33. g4
fxg4 34. Bxg4 Kc5 35. Be6 h6 36. Kd3 g5 37. h3 Kd6 38. Bc8 b6 39. Bb7 Nd8 40.
Bc8 Nc6 41. Bb7 Nd8 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 d6 7. c3 O-O 8. Re1
Bg4 9. Nbd2 Nd7 10. h3 Bh5 11. Bc2 Nb6 12. Nf1 d5 13. Ng3 Bg6 14. Qe2 Re8 15.
Be3 Qd6 16. Bxb6 cxb6 17. h4 h6 18. Bb3 d4 19. cxd4 Nxd4 20. Nxd4 Qxd4 21. Qg4
Qd6 22. d4 Kh8 23. Rad1 Qf6 24. h5 Bh7 25. dxe5 Qxe5 26. Bxf7 Rf8 27. Qe6 Bf6
28. Qxe5 Bxe5 29. Rd7 Rad8 30. Rxd8 Rxd8 31. b3 Rd7 32. Be6 Re7 33. Bd5 Bxg3
34. fxg3 Bg8 35. Kf2 Be6 36. Bxe6 Rxe6 37. Ke3 Kg8 38. Rf1 g6 39. hxg6 Rxg6 40.
Rf3 Kg7 41. e5 Rg4 42. Kd3 b5 43. e6 Rg6 44. e7 Rd6+ 45. Ke2 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Black "Liang, Awonder"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2552"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nc3 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. Bf4 Be6 8. h3
Nh5 9. Bh2 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. e3 Nd7 12. Bd3 h6 13. a3 Nhf6 14. Na4 O-O 15.
O-O b6 16. Rfc1 Rfc8 17. Ba6 Rc7 18. Nc3 b5 19. b4 Ne8 20. a4 Qxb4 21. Rcb1 Qe7
22. axb5 c5 23. dxc5 Qxc5 24. Rc1 Nb6 25. Nd4 Nf6 26. Qb3 Qd6 27. Na4 Bd7 28.
Nc3 Re8 29. Rc2 Nh7 30. Rac1 Ng5 31. Nce2 Nc4 32. Nf4 Ne6 33. Ndxe6 Bxe6 34.
Qd3 Ree7 35. Rxc4 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qa4 8. Qg4
Kf8 9. h4 Nc6 10. h5 h6 11. Qd1 cxd4 12. Nf3 dxc3 13. Bxc3 g5 14. hxg6 Qe4+ 15.
Be2 Qxg6 16. Qd2 Nge7 17. Bd3 Qxg2 18. Ke2 Qg4 19. Rh4 Qg7 20. Rg1 Ng6 21. Rf4
Nce7 22. Bb4 a5 23. Rxg6 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2640"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxd7 Bxd7 7. O-O Bd6 8.
c4 O-O 9. c5 Be7 10. Qc2 Bf6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Nd2 Bf5 13. Nf3 Bg6 14. Rfe1 Re6
15. Bf4 Qe7 16. Re3 Re8 17. Rae1 c6 18. h3 Qd8 19. b4 a6 20. a4 Bg5 21. Nxg5
Nxg5 22. Bxg6 hxg6 23. b5 Rxe3 24. Bxe3 axb5 25. axb5 Ne6 26. Rb1 f5 27. Qd2 g5
28. f3 g4 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. fxg4 fxg4 31. hxg4 Qh4 32. Qd1 Qh7 33. Rb3 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Black "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2665"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]

1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 c5 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nf6 5. e4 Nc6 6. Qe3 d6 7. Be2 Bg7 8. Nf3
Bg4 9. O-O O-O 10. Rb1 Qb6 11. Rd1 Rfc8 12. b3 Nd7 13. Qd2 Qa5 14. Bb2 a6 15.
a3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nd4 17. Nd5 Nxf3+ 18. gxf3 Qd8 19. Qg5 Bxb2 20. Rxb2 e6 21.
Qxd8+ Rxd8 22. Ne3 Nc5 23. b4 Na4 24. Rbd2 Nc3 25. Rc1 Na4 26. Rcd1 Nc3 27. Rc1
Na4 28. Rcd1 Nc3 29. Rc1 Na4 30. Rcd1 Nc3 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.19"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Robson, Ray"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Nd7 8.
Nb3 Bb6 9. Ng5 Bxb3 10. axb3 f6 11. Nf3 O-O 12. Nd2 Nc5 13. Nc4 Qd7 14. Kh1 Ne6
15. g3 a6 16. Be3 Bd4 17. Bxd4 Qxd4 18. Qg4 Rae8 19. Rad1 Qc5 20. Ne3 a5 21.
Rde1 Nd4 22. f4 exf4 23. gxf4 Nxc2 24. Nf5 g6 25. Rc1 Qb5 26. Rf3 Nb4 27. Nh6+
Kh8 28. Qd7 Nxd3 29. Rxd3 Rxe4 30. Nf7+ Kg8 31. Nh6+ Kh8 32. Nf7+ Kg8 33. Nd8
Rfe8 34. Qf7+ Kh8 35. Qxf6+ Kg8 36. Qf7+ Kh8 37. Qf6+ Kg8 38. Nf7 Qh5 39. Ne5
Rf8 40. Rd8 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Bd3 c5 5. dxc5 Nf6 6. Qe2 O-O 7. Ngf3 a5 8. O-O
Na6 9. e5 Nd7 10. c4 Ndxc5 11. Bb1 d4 12. Rd1 d3 13. Qe3 b6 14. Ne1 Bb7 15.
Nxd3 Qc7 16. Nf4 Rfd8 17. Re1 Bg5 18. Nf1 Nb4 19. Qg3 Bxf4 20. Bxf4 Nbd3 21.
Re3 Ne4 22. Qh4 Qxc4 23. Bg5 Rd4 24. Bxd3 Nxg5 25. Bxc4 Rxh4 26. Be2 Rc8 27.
Rb3 Re4 28. Ne3 Rb4 29. Rxb4 axb4 30. Rd1 h6 31. h4 Ne4 32. Bf3 Nc5 33. Bxb7
Nxb7 34. Rd4 b3 35. axb3 Na5 36. b4 Rc1+ 37. Kh2 Nc6 38. Rc4 Rxc4 39. Nxc4 b5
40. Nd6 Nxb4 41. Nxb5 Nd3 42. Kg3 Nxb2 43. f4 h5 44. Nd6 Kf8 45. Kf3 Nd3 46.
Ke4 Nf2+ 47. Kf3 Ng4 48. Ke4 Nh6 49. f5 Ke7 50. Kf4 Ng4 51. fxe6 Kxe6 52. Nf5
g6 53. Nd4+ Kd5 54. Nf3 Nf2 55. Kg5 Ke6 56. Kf4 Kd5 57. Kg5 Ke6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 a6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 c6 8. Qc2
Nbd7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O h6 11. Bh4 Nh5 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Rfe1 Nhf6 14. Rab1 Qd6
15. b4 Re8 16. a4 a5 17. bxa5 Rxa5 18. Nd2 Ra8 19. Nb3 b6 20. Rec1 Ba6 21. Bf5
c5 22. Rd1 cxd4 23. Nxd4 Nc5 24. Qb2 Rab8 25. Qa3 Red8 26. Ncb5 Bxb5 27. Nxb5
Qf8 28. Qb4 Ra8 29. Bc2 Ne6 30. Qb2 Rdc8 31. Bf5 Rxa4 32. Nc3 Rac4 33. Nxd5
Nxd5 34. Rxd5 Rb4 35. Qa2 Ra8 36. Qc2 Rc8 37. Qd1 Rxb1 38. Qxb1 Rc6 39. g3 Rd6
40. Qd1 Rxd5 41. Qxd5 Qe8 42. Kf1 Nc7 43. Qd4 Qb5+ 44. Bd3 Qd5 45. Qc3 Ne8 46.
e4 Qc5 47. Qxc5 bxc5 48. Ke2 f6 49. f4 Kf7 50. Bc4+ Ke7 51. e5 g5 52. Kf3 gxf4
53. gxf4 fxe5 54. fxe5 Nf6 55. h4 Nd7 56. Ke4 Nb6 57. Bg8 Kf8 58. Ba2 Ke7 59.
Bg8 Kf8 60. Bb3 Ke7 61. h5 c4 62. Bd1 Nd7 63. Kd4 c3 64. Bb3 c2 65. Bxc2 Nxe5
66. Kxe5 Kf7 67. Kf5 Kg7 68. Ke6 Kh8 69. Kf7 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nc3 exd5 6. cxd5 g6 7. Bf4 Bg7 8. e3
O-O 9. h3 Qe7 10. Nd2 Nh5 11. Bh2 f5 12. Be2 f4 13. O-O fxe3 14. Nde4 exf2+ 15.
Kh1 Bxc3 16. Nxc3 Ng7 17. Bf3 Nd7 18. Rxf2 Ne5 19. Re2 Nf5 20. Bxe5 dxe5 21. d6
Nxd6 22. Qd5+ Nf7 23. Ne4 Rb8 24. Qxc5 Qxc5 25. Nxc5 b6 26. Ne4 Bf5 27. Nc3
Rbd8 28. a4 a5 29. Bd5 Rfe8 30. Bxf7+ Kxf7 31. Rf1 Ke6 32. Rfe1 Kf6 33. Rf1 Ke6
34. Rfe1 Kd6 35. Re3 Kc6 36. Nb5 Re7 37. g4 Bd3 38. Nc3 Bc4 39. Rc1 Kb7 40. Re4
Rd4 41. Kg1 Bb3 42. Kf2 Rd2+ 43. Re2 Rf7+ 44. Ke3 Rd4 45. Nb5 Rdd7 46. Nc3 Rf4
47. Rd2 Rfd4 48. Rf2 Bxa4 49. Rf6 Bc6 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. e3 e6 8. Qb3
Bb4 9. Ne5 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O 12. Rc1 Ne4 13. h4 f6 14. Bh2 Qd7
15. Bb5 Qe7 16. Be2 Rac8 17. f3 Nd6 18. Qa3 Rc6 19. c4 Ra6 20. Bxd6 Qxd6 21.
Qxd6 Rxd6 22. c5 Rc6 23. g4 Bg6 24. h5 Be8 25. Kd2 b6 26. Bb5 Rc8 27. Ba6 Rc6
28. Bd3 bxc5 29. Rxc5 Rxc5 30. dxc5 h6 31. Rb1 Bc6 32. f4 Kf7 33. Kc3 Ke7 34.
Rb3 Ra8 35. Ra3 a5 36. Rb3 Kd7 37. Rb6 e5 38. fxe5 fxe5 39. a4 Kc7 40. Bb5 Bxb5
41. axb5 a4 42. Rg6 Ra5 43. Rxg7+ Kd8 44. Kb4 a3 45. Kxa5 a2 46. Kb6 a1=Q 47.
c6 Ke8 48. c7 Kf8 49. Rh7 Kg8 50. Rd7 Qc3 51. Kb7 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d5 Ne5 6. Nxe5 Bxe5 7. g3 h5 8. Bg5
c5 9. dxc6 bxc6 10. Bg2 Bd7 11. O-O h4 12. Ne4 hxg3 13. hxg3 f6 14. Be3 f5 15.
f4 Bxb2 16. Rb1 Bf6 17. Nxf6+ Nxf6 18. Bd4 O-O 19. c5 Be6 20. Bxc6 Rb8 21. Qa4
Nh5 22. Kf2 Qc7 23. cxd6 Qxd6 24. Bxa7 Rxb1 25. Rxb1 Nf6 26. Rd1 Qc7 27. Bf3 g5
28. Be3 gxf4 29. gxf4 Kf7 30. Rh1 Rg8 31. Bh5+ Kf8 32. Bf3 Kf7 33. a3 Bd5 34.
Bxd5+ Nxd5 35. Qb3 Qd6 36. Rd1 Rd8 37. Rh1 Rc8 38. Rd1 Rd8 39. Rh1 Rc8 40. Rd1
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nf3 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 Nxc3 8.
bxc3 Qc7 9. Bb2 Nd7 10. Bd3 Be7 11. O-O b6 12. d5 O-O 13. dxe6 fxe6 14. Qc2 h6
15. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Be4 Rb8 17. c4 Bf6 18. Ba3 Nc5 19. Rad1 Bd7 20. Bxc5 bxc5 21.
Rb1 Rb4 22. Qe2 Rfb8 23. Bc2 Rxb1 24. Bxb1 Kg8 25. h4 Kf8 26. Qe3 Rb2 27. g4
Qd6 28. g5 hxg5 29. hxg5 Bd4 30. Nxd4 Qxd4 31. Be4 Rxa2 32. Qf3+ Ke7 33. Rd1
Ra1 34. Bb1 Bc6 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3 a5
9. Nbd2 a4 10. Nf1 Bd7 11. d4 Bb6 12. Ng3 Re8 13. Bf1 Qb8 14. d5 Ne7 15. Nh4
Kh7 16. Qf3 Qd8 17. Bd2 Neg8 18. Nhf5 g6 19. Ne3 Kg7 20. Nc4 Ba7 21. Be3 Bxe3
22. Qxe3 Nh7 23. f4 b5 24. Nd2 exf4 25. Qxf4 Qf6 26. Qe3 Ne7 27. Qf3 Rab8 28.
a3 c5 29. Rad1 Nc8 30. Qe3 Nb6 31. Nf3 Ng5 32. Nh2 Nh7 33. Be2 Qg5 34. Qf2 Qf6
35. Qe3 Qg5 36. Qf3 Qf6 37. Bd3 Qxf3 38. Nxf3 f6 39. h4 h5 40. Kf2 Nf8 41. Nd2
Nc8 42. Rb1 Ne7 43. Ngf1 Ng8 44. Ne3 Nh6 45. Be2 f5 46. b3 axb3 47. Rxb3 c4 48.
Rb4 fxe4 49. Reb1 Ra8 50. a4 Rxa4 51. Rxa4 bxa4 52. Ndxc4 Nf7 53. Rb7 Kf6 54.
Bd1 Ra8 55. Nb6 Rd8 56. Nec4 Bb5 57. Nd2 Bd3 58. Ke3 Ne5 59. Bxa4 g5 60. hxg5+
Kxg5 61. Nxe4+ Bxe4 62. Kxe4 Nfg6 63. Nd7 Rc8 64. Bc6 Nxc6 65. dxc6 Rxc6 66.
Kd4 Nf4 67. c4 Nxg2 68. Kd5 Rc8 69. Nb6 Ne3+ 70. Ke6 Rc6 71. Kd7 Nxc4 72. Kxc6
Na5+ 73. Kxd6 Nxb7+ 74. Kd5 Kf4 75. Nc4 h4 76. Nd2 h3 77. Nf1 Nd8 78. Kd4 Nf7
79. Kd5 Ne5 80. Kd4 Ng4 81. Kd3 Kf3 82. Kd4 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. b3 Be7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Nc3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Qc2
Nb4 9. Qe4 f5 10. Qb1 N8c6 11. a3 Nd5 12. Qc2 b6 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. d4 Be6 15.
Bb5 Na5 16. Bc3 Nb7 17. O-O Nd6 18. Ba6 Ne4 19. Ne5 Bd6 20. Bb2 f4 21. f3 Ng5
22. exf4 Rxf4 23. Rae1 cxd4 24. Nd3 Rh4 25. g3 Rh6 26. Bxd4 Bh3 27. Bb7 Bxf1
28. Kxf1 Rb8 29. Bxd5+ Kh8 30. f4 Bc5 31. fxg5 Bxd4 32. gxh6 Qxd5 33. hxg7+
Bxg7 34. Nf2 Rf8 35. Re4 Bd4 36. Rf4 Rxf4 37. gxf4 a5 38. a4 b5 39. axb5 Qxb5+
40. Kg2 Qd5+ 41. Ne4 h6 42. Kg3 Qg8+ 43. Kf3 Qd5 44. h3 Qh5+ 45. Kg3 Qg6+ 46.
Kf3 Qh5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Black "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2665"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 c5 7. dxc5 Be6 8. Nf3
Nc6 9. Be2 Ne4 10. Nd4 Nxd4 11. exd4 Nxc3 12. bxc3 dxc4 13. Bf3 Bd5 14. O-O Qd7
15. Re1 b6 16. Rxe7 Qxe7 17. Bxd5 bxc5 18. Bxa8 Rxa8 19. d5 Rd8 20. Qf3 h6 21.
h3 f5 22. d6 Qe6 23. h4 g5 24. hxg5 hxg5 25. Bxg5 Rxd6 26. Qa8+ Kh7 27. Qxa7
Rd3 28. Qxc5 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 Bxc3 30. Be3 Qe4 31. a4 Be5 32. g3 Kg6 33. Qb6+ Kf7
34. Qa7+ Ke6 35. Qb6+ Kf7 36. a5 f4 37. gxf4 Bxf4 38. a6 Bxe3 39. fxe3 c3 40.
Qc7+ Ke6 41. Qc8+ Ke7 42. Qxc3 Qg6+ 43. Kf2 Qxa6 44. Qe5+ Kf7 45. Kg3 Qg6+ 46.
Kf3 Qc6+ 47. e4 Qf6+ 48. Qxf6+ Kxf6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Robson, Ray"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5
Be6 9. c3 Be7 10. Bf4 O-O 11. Nd4 Nxd4 12. cxd4 f6 13. Nd2 fxe5 14. Bxe5 Nd6
15. Bc2 Qd7 16. Re1 Nc4 17. Nf3 Bg4 18. Qd3 g6 19. b3 Bxf3 20. bxc4 dxc4 21.
Qe3 Bd5 22. Qg3 Bf6 23. h4 Qg7 24. Re3 c6 25. Rae1 Qh6 26. Bxf6 Rxf6 27. Re8+
Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Kf7 29. Qe5 Qc1+ 30. Bd1 Kg7 31. Qe7+ Rf7 32. Qe5+ Kh6 33. Qe1
Qf4 34. g4 Kg7 35. g5 c3 36. Qe5+ Qxe5 37. dxe5 Rd7 38. h5 gxh5 39. Bc2 Bf7 40.
Rc8 Rd2 41. Rc7 Rxc2 42. e6 Re2 43. Rxf7+ Kg6 44. Kf1 Rxe6 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Liang, Awonder"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2552"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 Be7 4. O-O d5 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 c5 7. e4 Nc6 8. Re1
b5 9. e5 Nd7 10. Nf1 Bb7 11. h4 Qc7 12. Bf4 Rfc8 13. Ne3 Qd8 14. c3 a5 15. Ng4
Bf8 16. h5 h6 17. Qd2 b4 18. c4 Ne7 19. Nh4 Ra7 20. Rad1 a4 21. Ne3 Nb6 22. Qe2
Kh8 23. Nf3 Nc6 24. Rc1 b3 25. axb3 axb3 26. Qd1 Nd4 27. cxd5 Nxd5 28. Nxd4
Nxf4 29. gxf4 cxd4 30. Nc4 Bd5 31. Bxd5 exd5 32. Nd6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4
Bd7 9. Rd1 Bc6 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Nxc4 Be4 14. Qc1 Bd6
15. Nfd2 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Bb4 17. Nf3 Qe7 18. Nce5 c5 19. Nd3 cxd4 20. Nxb4 Qxb4
21. Rxd4 Qb6 22. a5 Qb5 23. Rc4 Rfd8 24. Qc2 b6 25. axb6 Qxb6 26. Rc6 Qb5 27.
Rc5 Qb6 28. Rc6 Qb5 29. Rc5 Qb6 30. Rc6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. a4 cxd4 8. exd4
g6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. d5 exd5 11. Re1+ Be6 12. Nxd5 Nxd5 13. Bxd5 O-O 14. Bxe6 fxe6
15. Qe2 Qd5 16. Rd1 Qf5 17. Ng5 Nc6 18. Qxe6+ Kh8 19. Qxf5 Rxf5 20. Ne6 Be5 21.
Be3 Re8 22. Nc5 Bf4 23. Bxf4 Rxf4 24. f3 Rb4 25. Rd2 Re7 26. Kf1 a5 27. Re1
Rxe1+ 28. Kxe1 Kg8 29. b3 b6 30. Rd6 Ne7 31. Nd7 Rxb3 32. Rxb6 Ra3 33. Nc5 Ra2
34. Re6 Nd5 35. Re2 Ra1+ 36. Kf2 Nc3 37. Re8+ Kf7 38. Ra8 Ra2+ 39. Kg3 g5 40.
Kg4 Rxg2+ 41. Kf5 Rxh2 42. Ra7+ Ke8 43. Rxa5 Rf2 44. Kxg5 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8. a4
Bd7 9. Qxc4 Bc6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Bxf6 12. Rd1 a5 13. Nc3 Bd5 14. Qb5 Ra6 15.
Nxd5 exd5 16. Ne5 c6 17. Qxb7 Rb6 18. Qa7 Be7 19. Nd3 Ra6 20. Qb7 Rb6 21. Qa7
Ra6 22. Qb7 Rb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3
Bg4 9. h3 Bh5 10. d3 Nxd5 11. cxd5 Ne7 12. g4 Bg6 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Qd7 15.
e4 c6 16. dxc6 bxc6 17. Nf5 Rad8 18. Qc2 Bxf5 19. exf5 Bd4 20. Rb1 c5 21. b4
Nc6 22. bxc5 dxc5 23. Bf4 Nb4 24. Qc4 Nd5 25. Bxd5 Qxd5 26. Qxd5 Rxd5 27. Rb7
c4 28. Rc1 c3 29. Be3 Bxe3 30. fxe3 Rd2 31. Rxc3 Rxa2 32. Rbc7 f6 33. Rc8 a5
34. Rxf8+ Kxf8 35. Rc7 a4 36. Ra7 a3 37. h4 h6 38. g5 hxg5 39. hxg5 fxg5 40. e4
Re2 41. Rxa3 Rxe4 42. Kg2 Kf7 43. Ra6 Re5 44. Kg3 Rxf5 45. Kg4 Re5 46. Rb6 g6
47. Ra6 Kg7 48. Ra8 Kh6 49. Rh8+ Kg7 50. Ra8 Kf6 51. Rf8+ Kg7 52. Ra8 Kf6
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5
Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. Nd3 Nf6 14. c5 Ng6 15. Rc1
Rf7 16. Kh1 Bf8 17. Rg1 Rg7 18. b4 h5 19. Qd2 g4 20. g3 fxg3 21. Rxg3 a5 22. a3
axb4 23. axb4 c6 24. dxc6 bxc6 25. cxd6 Qxd6 26. Bc5 Qd8 27. Bxf8 Qxf8 28. fxg4
Bxg4 29. h3 Bxe2 30. Qxe2 Raa7 31. Rf1 Nf4 32. Rxg7+ Rxg7 33. Nxf4 exf4 34.
Qc4+ Qf7 35. Qxf7+ Kxf7 36. Rxf4 Rg3 37. Kh2 Rxc3 38. e5 Ke6 39. exf6 Kf7 40.
h4 c5 41. bxc5 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2640"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Bc4 Bc5 6. Nxe5 Qe7 7. Nf3 d5 8.
Bxd5 Bg4 9. d3 O-O-O 10. Be3 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Rxd5 12. exd5 Re8 13. c3 Nxf3+ 14.
gxf3 Qh4 15. Kd2 Rxe3 16. fxe3 Qf2+ 17. Kc1 Bxe3+ 18. Kb1 Bxf3 19. Qe1 Bxh1 20.
Qxh1 Qe2 21. a4 Qxd3+ 22. Ka2 Qc4+ 23. Kb1 Qd3+ 24. Ka2 Qc4+ 25. Kb1 Qd3+ 26.
Ka2 Qc4+ 27. Kb1 Qd3+ 28. Ka2 Qc4+ 29. Kb1 Qd3+ 30. Ka2 Qc4+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.22"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8.
Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. Rb1 cxd4 11. cxd4 O-O 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. Bd3 Bg4 14. h3
Bxf3 15. gxf3 Rfd8 16. d5 e6 17. Bg5 f6 18. Bd2 b6 19. Bxa5 bxa5 20. Bc4 Rac8
21. Bb3 exd5 22. Bxd5+ Kf8 23. O-O Rc7 24. Rb5 f5 25. Rxa5 Bd4 26. Rb5 Kg7 27.
Rd1 Bb6 28. Rd2 Rc3 29. Kg2 Kf6 30. Re2 Rdc8 31. Bb3 R8c5 32. e5+ Ke7 33. Rxc5
Rxc5 34. f4 Rc7 35. h4 Rd7 36. Rc2 Rd4 37. Kg3 Rd3+ 38. f3 Ba5 39. Rc8 Be1+ 40.
Kg2 Rd8 41. Rc1 Bd2 42. Rc4 Be3 43. h5 gxh5 44. Rc7+ Rd7 45. Rc6 Rd2+ 46. Kf1
Rf2+ 47. Ke1 Rxf3 48. Ke2 Rg3 49. Rf6 Bxf4 50. Rxf5 Bg5 51. Rf7+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 dxc4 7. Qxc4 b6 8.
Nf3 Ba6 9. Qa4+ Qd7 10. Qc2 h6 11. g3 Bb7 12. Bg2 Be4 13. Qd1 Nc6 14. O-O Rd8
15. Be3 O-O 16. Rc1 Qd5 17. Qa4 Ng4 18. Rc3 Nxe3 19. fxe3 Qd6 20. Nh4 Bxg2 21.
Nxg2 Ne7 22. Qxa7 Nd5 23. Rc2 Ra8 24. Qb7 c5 25. dxc5 bxc5 26. Qb5 Rfb8 27. Qd3
Qe5 28. Rxc5 Qxb2 29. Rfc1 Rd8 30. Qe4 Qxe2 31. R5c2 Qb5 32. Nf4 Nf6 33. Qb4
Qe5 34. Qc5 Qxc5 35. Rxc5 g5 36. Ne2 Rxa3 37. Rc8 Rxc8 38. Rxc8+ Kg7 39. Rc3
Ra1+ 40. Kg2 Ra2 41. Kf1 Ne4 42. Rd3 g4 43. Rd4 f5 44. Rd3 Kf6 45. Rd8 Ng5 46.
Rh8 Ra1+ 47. Kg2 Nh3 48. Rb8 Re1 49. Rb2 Ke5 50. Ra2 Ke4 51. Ra4+ Kxe3 52. Ra3+
Ke4 53. Ra2 Ke5 54. Rb2 Kf6 55. Ra2 e5 56. Ra6+ Kg5 57. Ra2 Kh5 58. Rb2 f4 59.
gxf4 Rxe2+ 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. c4 a6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. g3 c5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8. cxd5
Qxd5 9. Nb3 d3 10. e4 Qb5 11. Nbd4 Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qd7 13. Be3 Bc5 14. Nf5 exf5
15. Bxc5 Nxe4 16. Re1 Qd5 17. Qa4+ b5 18. Bxe4 fxe4 19. Qxe4+ Qxe4 20. Rxe4+
Be6 21. Rd4 Rd8 22. Bd6 f6 23. Rxd3 Kf7 24. Rd2 Rd7 25. Bb4 Rxd2 26. Bxd2 Rd8
27. Bc3 Bg4 28. Re1 Rd1 29. Rxd1 Bxd1 30. f4 Ke6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Robson, Ray"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 O-O
8. Qd2 Nd7 9. O-O-O c6 10. Kb1 d5 11. c4 Nb6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Bf5 14. Bxd5
cxd5 15. Qxd5 Qc8 16. Nd4 Bg6 17. Ka1 Re8 18. Rhe1 Bf6 19. c3 Re5 20. Qb3 a6
21. Bf4 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Qd7 23. Be5 Re8 24. f4 Bd8 25. a4 h6 26. Rd1 Qg4 27. Rd2
b5 28. axb5 axb5 29. Qd1 Qd7 30. f5 Bg5 31. Rd3 Bxf5 32. Nxf5 Qxf5 33. Bg3 Ra8+
34. Kb1 Rd8 35. Kc2 b4 36. cxb4 Rc8+ 37. Kb3 Qe6+ 38. Rd5 Rd8 39. Kc4 Qc6+ 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2665"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bc5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8.
O-O O-O 9. Re1 Qf6 10. d3 h6 11. Rb1 Bb6 12. Be3 Bg4 13. h3 Be6 14. c4 e4 15.
Nd2 exd3 16. c5 Ba5 17. Rxb7 Nb4 18. cxd3 Bd5 19. Rxb4 Bxg2 20. Rf4 Qc6 21. Qa4
Bxd2 22. Bxd2 Rfe8 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Qxc6 Bxc6 25. Kf1 Rb8 26. Rb4 Rxb4 27.
Bxb4 Bd7 28. h4 f6 29. d4 Be6 30. a3 g5 31. Ke1 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e3 a6 6. a4 c5 7. Bxc4 Be7 8. O-O
Nc6 9. Qe2 cxd4 10. Rd1 e5 11. exd4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Qe5 Qd6 14. Qxd6
Bxd6 15. Rxd4 Be5 16. Rh4 O-O 17. Bf4 Bxf4 18. Rxf4 Re8 19. Nd5 Nxd5 20. Bxd5
Re7 21. Re4 Be6 22. Rae1 Rd8 23. Bxe6 Rxe6 24. Kf1 Rxe4 25. Rxe4 Kf8 26. Rb4
Rd7 27. Ke2 Ke7 28. h4 h5 29. g3 g6 30. Re4+ Kf6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.23"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Liang, Awonder"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2552"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4 8.
cxd4 Bb4+ 9. Bd2 Bxd2+ 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. Bb5 a6 12. Be2 b6 13. O-O Bb7 14. Qe3
Nd7 15. Rfd1 h6 16. Ne5 b5 17. Rac1 Nxe5 18. dxe5 Qh4 19. f3 Rac8 20. g3 Qe7
21. Rd6 Rxc1+ 22. Qxc1 Rc8 23. Qd2 Qc7 24. Kf2 Qc5+ 25. Qd4 Qc1 26. Rd8+ Kh7
27. Rxc8 Bxc8 28. h4 Qc2 29. Qa7 b4 30. Qxf7 Qc5+ 31. Kg2 Qc2 32. Kf2 Qc5+ 33.
Kg2 Qc2 34. Kf2 Qc5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 Nxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. O-O O-O 10. Rb1 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Nxd4 12. cxd4 Qxd4 13. Be3 Qc4 14. Qd2
Be6 15. Rfc1 Rad8 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Rxc4 Bxc4 18. Bxa7 b5 19. Bc6 Bxa2 20. Rxb5
Bc4 21. Rb7 Bf6 22. Bf3 Rd1+ 23. Kg2 Re1 24. Be3 Bxe2 25. Bxe2 Rxe2 26. Bh6 Rb2
27. Rd7 Rb8 28. h4 Re8 29. Bg5 Bxg5 30. hxg5 Kf8 31. f4 Rc8 32. Ra7 Rc6 33.
Ra8+ Kg7 34. Ra7 Re6 35. Kf3 Re1 36. Kf2 Re4 37. Kf3 Re6 38. g4 f6 39. gxf6+
Kxf6 40. g5+ Kf7 41. Ra1 Rd6 42. Rh1 Kg7 43. Re1 Rd3+ 44. Kg4 Rd7 45. Re2 Kf8
46. Rh2 e6 47. Re2 Ke7 48. Rh2 Kd6 49. Rd2+ Ke7 50. Rh2 Kd6 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2
b6 9. Bb5 Qc7 10. O-O-O a6 11. Bxc6 Qxc6 12. f5 c4 13. f6 gxf6 14. exf6 Bxf6
15. Rhf1 b5 16. Qf2 b4 17. Ne2 b3 18. Ne5 Bxe5 19. Qxf7+ Kd8 20. dxe5 bxa2 21.
Kd2 Rf8 22. Qxh7 Rxf1 23. Rxf1 d4 24. Qg8+ Kc7 25. Nxd4 Qd5 26. Qxe6 Qa5+ 27.
c3 Nxe5 28. Rf7+ Nxf7 29. Bf4+ Kb7 30. Qxf7+ 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. d4 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. e5 Ng4 8. h3
Nh6 9. Nc3 Kh8 10. Rd1 a6 11. a3 b5 12. Bd5 Bb7 13. Bf4 Qc8 14. Be4 Rb8 15. Re1
dxe5 16. dxe5 Nd8 17. Rad1 Ne6 18. Bc1 Ng8 19. Bxb7 Rxb7 20. Qe4 c5 21. Nd5 c4
22. Ng5 Nxg5 23. Bxg5 Qf5 24. Nc3 Rfb8 25. Bc1 a5 26. g4 Qc8 27. Qf3 e6 28. Bf4
Ne7 29. Ne4 Rc7 30. Bg3 Qf8 31. Nf6 Rbc8 32. Rd6 g5 33. Nd7 Qe8 34. Nf6 Qf8 35.
Red1 h6 36. Nd7 Qe8 37. Nf6 Bxf6 38. exf6 Ng6 39. Qe4 c3 40. b3 a4 41. bxa4
bxa4 42. Ra6 e5 43. Qxa4 Qxa4 44. Rxa4 Rc6 45. Ra5 Re8 46. Rdd5 Rxf6 47. Rxe5
Nxe5 48. Bxe5 Rxe5 49. Rxe5 Ra6 50. Rc5 Rxa3 51. Kf1 Kg7 52. Ke2 Kf6 53. Kd3
Ra6 54. Rxc3 Ke6 55. Ke4 Ra4+ 56. Ke3 f6 57. f3 Ra1 58. f4 gxf4+ 59. Kxf4 Ra4+
60. Kg3 Kf7 61. Rc5 Ra3+ 62. c3 Ra1 63. Kf4 Rh1 64. Kg3 Rg1+ 65. Kf2 Rh1 66.
Kg2 Rc1 67. h4 Ke6 68. h5 Kd6 69. Rf5 Ke6 70. Rf3 Ke5 71. Kf2 Rc2+ 72. Kg3 Ke6
73. Kf4 Kf7 74. Ke4 Rd2 75. c4 Ke6 76. Rc3 Rg2 77. Kf3 Rg1 78. c5 Kd7 79. c6+
Kc7 80. Kf4 Rf1+ 81. Ke4 Rf2 82. Rf3 Re2+ 83. Kf5 Re5+ 84. Kxf6 Rg5 85. Kf7
Rxg4 86. Rf6 Rg5 87. Rxh6 Rc5 88. Rh8 Rxc6 89. Kg7 Rc1 90. h6 Rg1+ 91. Kh7 Kd7
92. Rg8 Re1 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2640"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Qa4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Nd5 8.
Bxb4 Ndxb4 9. Nc3 Bd7 10. O-O a5 11. Nb5 Ra6 12. Qd1 Ne7 13. a4 O-O 14. Ne5 Bc6
15. Nxc6 Nexc6 16. Rc1 Qe7 17. Rxc4 Raa8 18. Qc1 Rfd8 19. Rd1 Rd7 20. e3 Rad8
21. h4 h5 22. Rc5 g6 23. Qc4 e5 24. Bxc6 bxc6 25. Nc3 exd4 26. exd4 Ra8 27. Re5
Qd8 28. Ne2 Kg7 29. Nf4 Nd5 30. Nxd5 Rxd5 31. Rc1 Rxd4 32. Qxc6 Qf6 33. Qxf6+
Kxf6 34. Re3 Rxa4 35. Rf3+ Kg7 36. Rxc7 Rf8 37. Rb7 Rd4 38. b3 Re4 39. Kg2 Rd4
40. Re3 Rd5 41. Rf3 Re5 42. Rf4 Rd5 43. Kf1 Re5 44. Kg1 Rd5 45. Kg2 Rc5 46. Kg1
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. O-O Bd7 6. c3 g6 7. Re1 Bg7 8. Nbd2
O-O 9. Ba4 Nh5 10. Nf1 Kh8 11. Bb3 Qe8 12. Ne3 f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. Nd5 Rc8 15.
d4 e4 16. Ng5 Na5 17. Bc2 c6 18. Nf4 Nf6 19. b3 b6 20. Ba3 Nb7 21. f3 h6 22.
Ngh3 c5 23. dxc5 dxc5 24. c4 Bc6 25. Bb2 Qf7 26. fxe4 fxe4 27. Qe2 Nd6 28. Rad1
Rcd8 29. Kh1 Nfe8 30. Bxg7+ Nxg7 31. Qg4 Kh7 32. Nd5 Bxd5 33. Rxd5 Qe6 34. Qh4
Kh8 35. Bxe4 Rde8 36. Re5 Qf6 37. Qxf6 Rxf6 38. Rxe8+ Ngxe8 39. Bc6 Nc7 40. Re7
Rf7 41. Re1 Rf6 42. Bf3 Ne6 43. Nf2 Nd4 44. Ng4 Nxf3 45. Re3 Rf4 46. gxf3 Nf5
47. Re8+ Kg7 48. Kg2 Rd4 49. Kf2 Rd3 50. Re5 Nd4 51. Re7+ Kf8 52. Rxa7 Rxf3+
53. Kg2 Rf5 54. Nxh6 Rg5+ 55. Kf2 Rg6 56. Rf7+ Ke8 57. Rh7 Rf6+ 58. Kg2 Re6 59.
Ng4 Re2+ 60. Kg3 Rxa2 61. Nf6+ Kf8 62. Nd7+ Kg8 63. Nf6+ Kf8 64. Rb7 Nxb3 65.
h4 Na5 66. Rxb6 Nxc4 67. Rc6 Ne5 68. Rxc5 Ra3+ 69. Kg2 Ra2+ 70. Kg3 Ra3+ 71.
Kg2 Ra2+ 72. Kg3 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.25"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4 Bb4 5. d3 d6 6. h3 O-O 7. g3 Nd4 8. Bg2
Nxf3+ 9. Qxf3 c6 10. O-O a6 11. Be3 b5 12. cxb5 axb5 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Ra4
15. Rfb1 Re8 16. Rb4 Qa5 17. Rxa4 Qxa4 18. Qd1 Be6 19. c4 Qxd1+ 20. Rxd1 Ra8
21. cxb5 cxb5 22. d4 h6 23. dxe5 dxe5 24. Bc5 Rc8 25. Bb4 Bb3 26. Rd2 Rc1+ 27.
Kh2 Kh7 28. f3 Bc4 29. h4 Be6 30. Bh3 Bxh3 31. Kxh3 Rc7 32. Rd8 Rb7 33. g4 Rb6
34. Kg3 Rb7 35. Kf2 Kg6 36. h5+ Kh7 37. Ke2 g6 38. Rd6 Kg7 39. hxg6 fxg6 40.
Re6 Kf7 41. Rxe5 h5 42. g5 Ne8 43. f4 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 Nd6 8.
c3 O-O 9. Bc2 c6 10. d4 Bf5 11. Bf4 Bxc2 12. Qxc2 Na6 13. Nbd2 Nc7 14. Re2 Re8
15. Rae1 Bf8 16. Ne5 Qf6 17. Bg3 Qf5 18. Qxf5 Nxf5 19. Nd3 Nxg3 20. hxg3 f6 21.
g4 Kf7 22. Nf3 Rxe2 23. Rxe2 Ne6 24. g3 a5 25. Kg2 a4 26. Re1 Re8 27. Rh1 h6
28. Re1 Nc7 29. Rxe8 Kxe8 30. Ng1 b6 31. b3 axb3 32. axb3 g5 33. Ne2 Kd7 34.
Kf1 Ke6 35. f3 Nb5 36. Nb2 Bd6 37. Kf2 Bc7 38. Nd1 Nd6 39. Ne3 f5 40. gxf5+
Nxf5 41. Nxf5 Kxf5 42. g4+ Ke6 43. Ke3 b5 44. Kf2 Bd6 45. b4 Bf4 46. Nxf4+ gxf4
1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 e4 5. f3 a6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Qe2 Bf5 8.
fxe4 Bxe4 9. d3 Bg6 10. Nc3 Bc5 11. O-O-O Qe7 12. e4 Ba3 13. g4 a5 14. g5 Nh5
15. Qe3 O-O 16. Nge2 b5 17. Bxa3 Qxa3+ 18. Kb1 a4 19. Nc1 Rfb8 20. Rhe1 c5 21.
Ka1 axb3 22. cxb3 c4 23. Nb1 Qa6 24. Rd2 f5 25. exf5 Bxf5 26. b4 Qg6 27. Rf1 c6
28. Nc3 Re8 29. Qf3 Bxd3 30. Nxd3 Rf8 31. Qd1 cxd3 32. Rxf8+ Rxf8 33. Rxd3 Qxg5
34. Rd6 Qf4 35. Rxc6 Qxb4 36. Qd5+ Kh8 37. Qxb5 Qf4 38. Qc5 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Robson, Ray"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Qb6 8. Na4
Qa5+ 9. c3 c4 10. b4 Qc7 11. Be2 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Qd2 f5 14. exf6 Nxf6 15.
Qc2 b6 16. Ne5 Bb7 17. Nb2 b5 18. a4 a6 19. Bf3 Bd6 20. Rae1 Ne7 21. a5 Nf5 22.
Nd1 Ne4 23. Bc1 Qe7 24. g3 Rad8 25. Bg4 Ba8 26. Nf2 Nxc3 27. Bxf5 exf5 28. Qxc3
Bxb4 29. Qb2 Bxe1 30. Rxe1 b4 31. Ned3 Qc7 32. Nxb4 Qxa5 33. Bd2 Qb5 34. Qa1 a5
35. Nc2 a4 36. Nd1 Qb3 37. Nce3 Rb8 38. Nc3 Qb2 39. Qxb2 Rxb2 40. Bc1 Rb3 41.
Nxa4 Bc6 42. Nc5 Rb1 43. Kf2 g6 44. Nc2 Ra8 45. Ba3 Rxe1 46. Kxe1 Kf7 47. Kd2
h6 48. h4 Kf6 49. Bb2 Rb8 50. Bc3 Rb1 51. Nb4 Ba8 52. Nca6 Rg1 53. Nc7 Bb7 54.
Nbxd5+ Bxd5 55. Nxd5+ Kf7 56. Ne3 Rxg3 57. d5 g5 58. hxg5 hxg5 59. fxg5 Rxg5
60. Be5 Ke7 61. Bf4 Rh5 62. Nxc4 Rh3 63. Ke2 Rc3 64. Ne3 Kf6 65. Bd6 Rb3 66.
Kf3 Rd3 67. Bc7 Rd4 68. Bd8+ Ke5 69. Bc7+ Kf6 70. Bb6 Ra4 71. Bd8+ Ke5 72. Bc7+
Kf6 73. Bf4 Rd4 74. Bg3 Ra4 75. Bh2 Rd4 76. Bc7 Ra4 77. Bd6 Rd4 78. Bc7 Ra4 79.
Ng2 Rc4 80. Bb8 Rb4 81. Bc7 Rc4 82. Bg3 Rd4 83. Ne3 Ra4 84. Bd6 Rd4 85. Ba3 Ra4
86. Bb2+ Kg6 87. Be5 Ra3 88. Ke2 Kf7 89. Nc4 Ra4 90. Kd3 Ra2 91. Kd4 Rf2 92.
Bg3 Rg2 93. Bf4 Re2 94. Kc5 Kf6 95. Be5+ Ke7 96. Bg3 Rc2 97. Kd4 Re2 98. Ne3
Rd2+ 99. Ke5 Re2 100. Bf4 Kd7 101. Kxf5 Rd2 102. Ke5 Re2 103. Kd4 Rf2 104. Be5
Rd2+ 105. Kc5 Re2 106. Nc4 Rc2 107. Bf4 Rc3 108. Kd4 Rb3 109. Kc5 Rc3 110. Kb4
Rh3 111. Nb6+ Ke7 112. Bc7 Rh1 113. d6+ Ke6 114. d7 Rb1+ 115. Kc3 Rd1 116. d8=Q
Rxd8 117. Bxd8 Kd6 118. Kd4 Kc6 119. Nc4 Kd7 120. Bg5 Kc6 121. Bf4 Kb7 122. Kd5
Ka7 123. Kc6 Ka8 124. Be3 Kb8 125. Nd6 Ka8 126. Nb5 Kb8 127. Nc7 Kc8 128. Ba7
Kd8 129. Nd5 Ke8 130. Kd6 Kf7 131. Ne7 Kf6 132. Be3 Kf7 133. Bg5 Ke8 134. Nc6
Kf7 135. Ne5+ Ke8 136. Ke6 Kf8 137. Kd7 Kg7 138. Ke7 Kg8 139. Bh6 Kh7 140. Bf8
Kg8 141. Ng4 Kh7 142. Kf7 Kh8 143. Bg7+ Kh7 144. Nf6# 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c4
c6 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Bf5 12. Re1 Nd7 13. Bg5 Qa5 14. Nh4 Nb6
15. Bb3 Bd7 16. Bd2 Rae8 17. Rxe8 Rxe8 18. Rb1 Qa6 19. Qh5 Nc4 20. Nf3 h6 21.
h3 Be6 22. Re1 Qb5 23. Qh4 Nxd2 24. Nxd2 Qd3 25. Ne4 Bc7 26. f3 b6 27. Qf2 Kf8
28. Rd1 Qb5 29. Qb2 Bxb3 30. axb3 Kg8 31. c4 Qb4 32. d5 cxd5 33. cxd5 Be5 34.
Qc2 f5 35. Qc6 Kf8 36. d6 fxe4 37. d7 Rd8 38. Qe6 Qc5+ 39. Kh1 e3 40. f4 Bf6
0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. g3 b5 5. b3 Bb7 6. Bg2 c5 7. O-O cxd4 8. Qxd4
Nc6 9. Qf4 Ne7 10. Nc3 Ng6 11. Qd4 bxc4 12. bxc4 Rc8 13. Rb1 Bc5 14. Qd1 Bc6
15. Na4 Ba7 16. Nd2 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 O-O 18. Bb2 e5 19. e4 d6 20. Nc3 Nd7 21. Nd5
Ne7 22. Ba3 Bc5 23. Qa4 Bxa3 24. Qxa3 Nc5 25. Rfe1 f5 26. Nxe7+ Qxe7 27. exf5
Rxf5 28. Qe3 Rcf8 29. Rf1 Qc7 30. f3 Qc6 31. Ne4 Nxe4 32. Qxe4 Qxe4 33. fxe4
Rxf1 34. Rxf1 Rc8 35. Rc1 Kf7 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.26"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2665"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 8.
Bb5 c6 9. Be2 O-O 10. Qa3 b6 11. Nf3 c5 12. O-O Bb7 13. d5 e6 14. Be3 exd5 15.
Rad1 Nc6 16. exd5 Ne7 17. c4 Nf5 18. Bf4 Rfe8 19. Bd3 Nd4 20. Nxd4 Bxd4 21. Rb1
Qg4 22. Qc1 Bc8 23. Qd2 Bd7 24. Rbe1 Bc3 25. Qxc3 Qxf4 26. Qa3 Qg5 27. Be4 Qf4
28. Bd3 Qg5 29. Be4 Qf4 30. Bd3 Qg5 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. O-O Re8 7. Nbd2 a6 8.
Bxc6 dxc6 9. Nc4 Bd6 10. Bg5 b5 11. Ne3 Qe7 12. Nh4 Qe6 13. Nhf5 Bf8 14. f4 Nd7
15. Ng3 f6 16. f5 Qf7 17. Bh4 Bb7 18. Qe2 Rad8 19. Nh1 Nc5 20. Rfd1 Rd6 21. Nf2
Red8 22. Rd2 a5 23. g4 g5 24. Bg3 Ba6 25. Rad1 b4 26. c4 b3 27. a3 R6d7 28. Qe1
Nb7 29. Nh1 Nc5 30. Qe2 Rd4 31. Be1 R8d6 32. Nf2 Qd7 33. Kg2 Qd8 34. h3 Rd7 35.
Nf1 Na4 36. Nh2 Bc5 37. Nf3 R4d6 38. Rc1 Bxf2 39. Qxf2 c5 40. Qe2 Rxd3 41. Rxd3
Rxd3 42. Bxa5 Bb7 43. Kf2 Qd7 44. Re1 Rd6 45. Rc1 Qc6 46. Re1 Rd8 47. h4 h6 48.
hxg5 hxg5 49. Kg3 Rd7 50. Qh2 Rh7 51. Qd2 Rd7 52. Qh2 Rh7 53. Qd2 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Black "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2640"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Nbd7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. Rc1
c6 9. a3 a6 10. c5 e5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Qd4 Nxe5 15.
Be2 Qg5 16. g3 Qe7 17. O-O Bh3 18. Rfe1 f5 19. f3 Rae8 20. Nd1 Qf7 21. Nf2 Qh5
22. Qh4 Qxf3 23. Qxh3 Qxe3 24. Bh5 Nf3+ 25. Bxf3 Qxf3 26. Qg2 Qb3 27. Nh3 Re4
28. Qd2 b6 29. Nf2 Rxe1+ 30. Qxe1 bxc5 31. Rxc5 Qxb2 32. Qc3 Qb8 33. Nd3 Qb1+
34. Kg2 f4 35. Nxf4 Qe4+ 36. Kg1 g5 37. Ng2 Qf5 38. Qe1 Qf6 39. Rc1 d4 40. Qe2
c5 41. Ne1 Rc8 42. Nd3 c4 43. Qe4 Qd6 44. Ne5 c3 45. Nd3 Kg7 46. Kg2 Rc7 47.
Re1 c2 48. h4 Qc6 49. Qxc6 Rxc6 50. Kf3 gxh4 51. gxh4 Rc3 52. Ke4 Rxa3 53. Rc1
Rc3 54. Kxd4 Rc8 55. Nc5 Kg6 56. Rxc2 Kh5 57. Rh2 Rg8 58. Ne4 Rg1 59. Nf6+ Kg6
60. Ke5 Re1+ 61. Ne4 Kh5 62. Kf4 Rf1+ 63. Kg3 Re1 64. Nf6+ Kg6 65. Nd5 Rd1 66.
Nf4+ Kf5 67. Ra2 Rg1+ 68. Ng2 Rb1 69. Rxa6 Rb3+ 70. Kh2 Kg4 71. Rxh6 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Qa4+ Qxa4 8.
Nxa4 Bd7 9. Nc3 Ne4 10. Nxd5 Na6 11. f3 Nexc5 12. O-O-O e6 13. Nc3 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 f6 15. e4 e5 16. Be3 Rc8 17. Rd5 Be6 18. Kd2 Ke7 19. Nh3 b6 20. Be2 Bxd5
21. cxd5 Nc7 22. Nf2 Ne8 23. Nd3 Nxd3 24. Bxd3 Nd6 25. a4 Nc4+ 26. Bxc4 Rxc4
27. Ra1 Rhc8 28. Ra3 f5 29. Kd3 Kd7 30. h3 h5 31. h4 R4c7 32. Rb3 Rc4 33. Ra3
R4c7 34. Rb3 Rc4 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg5 c5 7. Rc1 Nxc3 8.
bxc3 Qa5 9. Qd2 Bg4 10. e4 Nd7 11. d5 h6 12. Be3 b5 13. Be2 e6 14. c4 b4 15.
O-O Bc3 16. Qc2 Bxf3 17. Bxf3 e5 18. Bg4 Nf6 19. Bh3 Qb6 20. a3 a5 21. Rb1 Qd6
22. f3 Kf8 23. Qa4 Kg7 24. axb4 axb4 25. Qc6 Qxc6 26. dxc6 Ra7 27. Bxc5 Rc7 28.
Bxb4 Bd4+ 29. Kh1 Rxc6 30. Rbc1 Rb8 31. Bd2 Rb7 32. Rc2 Ne8 33. Rfc1 Nd6 34. c5
Nb5 35. Bb4 Be3 36. Rd1 Nd4 37. Rc4 Nc2 38. Bc3 Bd4 39. Bd2 Rxc5 40. Rxc5 Bxc5
41. g3 Bd4 42. Rc1 Rb2 43. Bf1 g5 44. Bd3 Ne3 45. Bxe3 Bxe3 46. Rb1 Rf2 47. Rf1
Rd2 48. Bc4 h5 49. Re1 Bd4 50. Rf1 Kg6 51. Ba6 h4 52. Bc8 Bf2 53. Bf5+ Kf6 54.
Rc1 Be3 55. Ra1 Ke7 56. Ra6 Bd4 57. Rc6 Kf8 58. gxh4 gxh4 59. h3 Be3 60. Bg4
Kg7 61. Ra6 f6 62. Ra8 Kf7 63. Rc8 Rb2 64. Ra8 Kg6 65. Rg8+ Kh7 66. Rc8 Kh6 67.
Rg8 Rf2 68. Bf5 Rxf3 69. Rh8+ Kg5 70. Rg8+ Kh6 71. Rh8+ Kg5 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Black "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Be2
Bb7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. cxd5 exd5 11. b4 c5 12. bxc5 bxc5 13. Rb1 Bc6 14. O-O Nd7
15. Bb5 Qc7 16. Qd2 Rab8 17. Bxc6 Qxc6 18. dxc5 Bxc3 19. Qxc3 Qxc5 20. Qxc5
Nxc5 21. Nd4 Rfc8 22. g3 Ne4 23. Rb3 Nd2 24. Rxb8 Rxb8 25. Rc1 Rb2 26. a4 Ra2
27. Rc8+ Kh7 28. Rc7 Rxa4 29. Rxf7 Ne4 30. f3 Ra1+ 31. Kg2 Ra2+ 32. Kg1 Ng5 33.
Rd7 a5 34. Rxd5 a4 35. Ra5 Nf7 36. Nf5 a3 37. f4 Nd8 38. Nd4 Nb7 39. Ra7 Nd6
40. f5 Kg8 41. g4 Nc4 42. Nb5 Rb2 43. Nxa3 Nxe3 44. h3 h5 45. gxh5 Rg2+ 46. Kh1
Rg3 47. Kh2 Rg2+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.27"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Liang, Awonder"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2552"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Na4
Qa5+ 9. c3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Ne7 12. Qb3 Qc7 13. Nc5 Nc6 14. Qxb7
Qxb7 15. Nxb7 Nxd4 16. cxd4 Bb4+ 17. Kd1 Rb8 18. Ba6 Bd3 19. Bxd3 Rxb7 20. Rc1
Kd7 21. Ke2 Ba5 22. Rc2 Rhb8 23. b3 Rb4 24. Rhc1 Rxd4 25. g3 Rdb4 26. Rc6 R4b7
27. Rd6+ Ke7 28. Rdc6 Kd7 29. Rd6+ Ke7 30. Rdc6 Kd7 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Black "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2671"]
[WhiteElo "2672"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. e3
Bf5 9. a3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Nbd7 11. Be2 c5 12. O-O g5 13. Bg3 Ne4 14. c4 dxc4 15.
Bxc4 Rc8 16. Rc1 Qe7 17. Bd3 Rfd8 18. Qe2 Nb6 19. Bxe4 Bxe4 20. Ne5 cxd4 21.
Rxc8 Rxc8 22. exd4 Bf5 23. Qh5 f6 24. Ng4 Bxg4 25. Qxg4 Qd7 26. Qf3 Nd5 27. Qh5
Kg7 28. f4 Qe8 29. Qf3 Qe3+ 30. Qxe3 Nxe3 31. Rf3 Nd5 32. fxg5 hxg5 33. h4 gxh4
34. Bxh4 Kf7 35. Be1 b6 36. Bd2 Rc2 37. Rd3 Ke6 38. g4 Kd6 39. Kf1 Kc6 40. Ke1
Kb5 41. g5 fxg5 42. Bxg5 Kc4 43. Rg3 Nc3 44. d5 Nxd5 45. Kd1 Rc3 46. Rg4+ Kb3
47. Rd4 Ne3+ 48. Bxe3 Rxe3 49. Kd2 Rh3 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2804"]
[WhiteElo "2640"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. g3 b5 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O d6 8. Ng5 h6
9. Nh3 Nf6 10. f4 Be7 11. f5 b4 12. Ne2 exf5 13. Rxf5 O-O 14. c4 bxc3 15. bxc3
Ne5 16. c4 Bc8 17. Rf1 Rb8 18. Nhf4 g5 19. Nd5 Nxd5 20. cxd5 Bf6 21. d4 cxd4
22. Nxd4 Bg4 23. Qa4 Nd3 24. Qc4 Rb4 25. Qxd3 Bxd4+ 26. Be3 Bxa1 27. Rxa1 Qf6
28. Re1 Rc8 29. h3 Bd7 30. Qxa6 Rc2 31. Rf1 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Robson, Ray"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[WhiteElo "2660"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4
b4 9. d4 d6 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Nd2 Bc5 14. Nf3 Ng4
15. Be3 Bxe3 16. fxe3 Rd6 17. Rad1 Be6 18. Bxe6 Rxe6 19. Rd5 Rc6 20. Re2 Re8
21. h3 Nf6 22. Rxe5 Kf8 23. Rd2 Nxe4 24. Rd4 Nd6 25. Rxe8+ Kxe8 26. Ne1 Nc4 27.
Re4+ Kd8 28. b3 Na3 29. Rxb4 Nxc2 30. Rb8+ Ke7 31. Nxc2 Rxc2 32. b4 Ra2 33. a5
c5 34. bxc5 Rxa5 35. Rb7+ Ke6 36. c6 Rc5 37. c7 Kd7 38. Ra7 Rxc7 39. Rxa6 Rc6
40. Ra7+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Black "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2665"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 c6 3. d4 e4 4. d5 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 e3 6. fxe3 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 cxd5 8.
cxd5 Nf6 9. Nc3 d6 10. Bg2 O-O 11. Nf3 Bf5 12. Qd4 Re8 13. Nd2 Nbd7 14. e4 Bg6
15. O-O a6 16. a4 Rc8 17. a5 Ne5 18. b4 h5 19. h3 Re7 20. Rac1 Rec7 21. Na2 Rc2
22. Rxc2 Rxc2 23. Nc1 Qd7 24. Ncb3 Qb5 25. Re1 Ra2 26. Nc1 Rc2 27. Ncb3 Kh7 28.
Bf1 Nc4 29. e3 Nxd2 30. Nxd2 Qe8 31. Bg2 Kg8 32. Rf1 Qb5 33. Rf2 Qa4 34. Nc4
Rxf2 35. Kxf2 Qc2+ 36. Nd2 Bxe4 37. Bxe4 Qxd2+ 38. Qxd2 Nxe4+ 39. Ke2 Nxd2 40.
Kxd2 f5 41. Kd3 Kf7 42. Kd4 Kf6 43. b5 Kg5 44. e4 fxe4 45. bxa6 bxa6 46. Kxe4
g6 47. Ke3 Kf5 48. Kd4 g5 49. h4 g4 50. Kd3 Ke5 51. Ke3 Kxd5 52. Kd3 Ke5 53.
Kc3 d5 54. Kd3 d4 55. Kc4 Ke4 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Black "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2647"]
[WhiteElo "2787"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Nb5 Bc7 8. f4 Bd7
9. Nf3 Bxb5 10. Bxb5+ Nc6 11. Bd3 Nge7 12. O-O Bb6 13. Kh1 Qd7 14. Rb1 Nf5 15.
a4 a6 16. a5 Ba7 17. Bxf5 exf5 18. Ba3 Rc8 19. b5 axb5 20. Rxb5 Nd8 21. Qb1 Rc3
22. e6 fxe6 23. Ne5 Qc7 24. Qb4 g5 25. Qa4 Rxa3 26. Qxa3 gxf4 27. Re1 Qc3 28.
Qc1 Rg8 29. Nd3 Kd7 30. Qxf4 Kc8 31. a6 bxa6 32. Rb3 Qc7 33. Qxc7+ Kxc7 34. Ra3
Bb6 35. Rxa6 Kb7 36. Ra3 Rg7 37. Rb3 Rc7 38. Reb1 Rc6 39. Ne5 Rd6 40. Rh3 Nc6
41. Rxh7+ Ka6 42. Rd7 Rxd7 43. Nxd7 Ba7 44. h4 e5 45. h5 e4 46. h6 d3 47. cxd3
Bd4 48. dxe4 fxe4 49. h7 Ne7 50. Nc5+ 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Liang, Awonder"]
[Black "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2552"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Qe2 Qe7 7. Nbd2 Bg4 8.
h3 Bh5 9. a3 a5 10. Nf1 Nd7 11. Ne3 Bxe3 12. Bxe3 c5 13. Qd2 Bxf3 14. gxf3 f5
15. Qc3 f4 16. Bd2 Qe6 17. b4 b6 18. bxc5 bxc5 19. Ke2 a4 20. Rab1 Kf7 21. h4
g6 22. Rb7 Rhc8 23. Rhb1 Ra6 24. R1b5 Ke7 25. Qb2 Qc6 26. Ba5 Kd6 27. Qc3 Ke7
28. Rb1 h6 29. R7b5 Rca8 30. Rxc5 Nxc5 31. Bb4 Kf7 32. Bxc5 Ra5 33. Qc4+ Qe6
34. Rb7 Qxc4 35. Rxc7+ Ke8 36. dxc4 R5a6 37. Re7+ Kd8 38. Rxe5 Rc6 39. c3 Rb8
40. Bb4 Rb7 41. Rd5+ Rd7 42. Kd3 h5 43. e5 g5 44. hxg5 Rxd5+ 45. cxd5 Rg6 46.
Ke4 h4 47. Kxf4 h3 48. Kg3 Rxg5+ 49. Kxh3 Rxe5 50. d6 Re2 51. Kg2 Kd7 52. f4
Ke6 53. Kg3 Re1 54. Kf3 Rc1 55. Ke2 Rc2+ 56. Ke3 Rc1 57. Kd2 Rh1 58. f5+ Kd7
59. Ke3 Rh4 60. f3 Kd8 61. f4 Rh1 62. Kd4 Kd7 63. f6 Ke6 64. Kc5 Kd7 65. Kd5
Rh5+ 66. Ke4 Ke6 67. f7 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Shankland, Samuel"]
[Black "Liang, Awonder"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2552"]
[WhiteElo "2671"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 e5 8. h3
exf4 9. hxg4 Qe7+ 10. Kf1 O-O-O 11. Nd2 g6 12. Re1 Qc7 13. g5 Nh5 14. Be2 Ng7
15. Ngf3 Ne6 16. Bb5 Bg7 17. Qa4 Rd6 18. Nb3 b6 19. Nc1 Nb8 20. Nd3 Kb7 21. Nb4
Qd8 22. Ne5 Qc7 23. Qb3 Rhd8 24. Rxh7 a6 25. Bd3 Ka7 26. Qa4 a5 27. Bb5 Kb7 28.
Nbd3 Rg8 29. Nf3 Rh8 30. Rxh8 Bxh8 31. a3 Nc6 32. Bxc6+ Rxc6 33. Nde5 Bxe5 34.
Nxe5 Rd6 35. Qe8 Rd8 36. Qxf7 Nxg5 37. Qxc7+ Kxc7 38. Nxg6 f3 39. Nf4 Kc6 40.
gxf3 Nxf3 41. Re6+ Kb5 42. Ke2 Ng1+ 43. Kd3 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Black "Onischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2672"]
[WhiteElo "2804"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3 Be7 8. Re1
O-O 9. a4 Re8 10. Nbd2 Bf8 11. Nf1 Na5 12. Ba2 d5 13. axb5 axb5 14. exd5 Bxd5
15. Bg5 Bxa2 16. Rxa2 e4 17. Bxf6 Qxf6 18. Rxe4 Rxe4 19. dxe4 Rd8 20. Qe2 Nc4
21. c3 Bc5 22. Ra1 g6 23. e5 Qc6 24. Ng3 Re8 25. b3 Nb6 26. Ra5 Bf8 27. Qxb5
Qxb5 28. Rxb5 Ra8 29. h4 1-0

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2787"]
[WhiteElo "2786"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd3 c5 8. Nf3
cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nd7 10. Bf4 Qh4 11. g3 Qh5 12. O-O g5 13. cxd5 Bxc3 14. bxc3 exd5
15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. e6 gxf4 17. exd7 Bxd7 18. Qxe4 fxg3 19. fxg3 b6 20. Nf5 Rae8
21. Qd5 Bxf5 22. Rxf5 Qh6 23. Raf1 Qe3+ 24. R1f2 Qe1+ 25. Kg2 Qe4+ 26. Kh3 Qxd5
27. Rxd5 Re7 28. Rg5+ Kh8 29. a4 Re3 30. Rgf5 Kg7 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Xiong, Jeffery"]
[Black "Robson, Ray"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2660"]
[WhiteElo "2665"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. a4 a5 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5
9. Bg3 O-O 10. O-O Ba7 11. Na3 Bg4 12. Kh1 Kg7 13. Nc2 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15. d4
exd4 16. cxd4 Nce7 17. Ne3 Nxe3 18. fxe3 Nf5 19. Qb3 f6 20. Rae1 Nxg3+ 21. hxg3
Bb6 22. Nd2 h5 23. Bd3 h4 24. gxh4 Rh8 25. Kg1 Rxh4 26. Ne4 Rh6 27. Bb1 Qe7 28.
Ng3 Qd6 29. Rf3 Kh8 30. Nf5 Qh2+ 31. Kf2 Bxf3 32. Kxf3 g4+ 33. Kf2 g3+ 34. Kf3
Rh7 35. Qe6 Qh5+ 36. Kxg3 Rg8+ 37. Kf2 Rxg2+ 0-1

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Izoria, Zviad"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2599"]
[WhiteElo "2599"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. d5 Nf6 6. dxc6 e4 7. cxb7 Bxb7 8.
Be2 exf3 9. Bxf3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. b3 d5 13. Bb2 c6 14. Nd2 Nd7
15. Rfe1 Bf6 16. Bxf6 Nxf6 17. Qc3 Qd6 18. Re2 Rfe8 19. Rae1 Rxe2 20. Rxe2 a5
21. a4 h6 22. g3 c5 23. Qd3 Qc7 24. Nb1 c4 25. bxc4 dxc4 26. Qf3 Rb8 27. Nc3
Qc5 28. Kg2 Rd8 29. h3 Kf8 30. Re1 Kg8 1/2-1/2

[Event "U.S. Championship"]
[Site "chess24.com"]
[Date "2018.04.29"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Akobian, Varuzhan"]
[Black "Zherebukh, Yaroslav"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2640"]
[WhiteElo "2647"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Rc1 Be6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Nxd5 Qxd5 9. b3 Qa5+ 10. Qd2 Qxd2+ 11. Kxd2 c6 12. Nf3 Bd5 13. Bc4 Bxf3 14.
gxf3 e6 15. b4 a6 16. a4 Nd7 17. Bd6 Rfd8 18. Ke2 Bf8 19. Bxf8 Kxf8 20. a5 Nf6
21. f4 Rd7 22. Kf3 Rad8 23. Rhg1 Ke7 24. Bb3 h5 25. h3 Rd6 26. Rg5 R8d7 27. Re5
Rd8 28. Rec5 R6d7 29. Re5 Rd6 30. Rec5 R6d7 31. Re5 Rd6 32. Rec5 1/2-1/2
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