Hoyos earns title, Bryant tentatively earns seed into next US Closed

GM Manuel Leon Hoyos won an Armageddon playoff with the white pieces to earn the title of 2012 United States Open Chess Champion. Hoyos finished with an 8-1 record, the same as GM Dmitry Gurevich and FM John Bryant of California. The top two players on tiebreak (Hoyos and Bryant) were seeded into the playoff… Continue reading Hoyos earns title, Bryant tentatively earns seed into next US Closed

Yasser Seirawan arrives for the 9-day schedule of the 113th Annual U.S. Open

Yasser Seirawan played in both the 1976 and 1977 Idaho Open tournaments. Here he is before the start of round 1 at the 2012 U.S. Open telling Jeff Roland and Karl Schoffstoll about his experience on the drive back from Idaho back then. It was a very interesting and memorable experience for him (one might… Continue reading Yasser Seirawan arrives for the 9-day schedule of the 113th Annual U.S. Open