And then we are down to two players:

C of C-No Carolina (2395) – C of C-Georgia (2348) [A00]
ICC US Championship Qualifier (60 3 u) Internet Chess Club (2), 03.03.200
1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 Nf6 3.d3 e5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Nc3 c6 6.0-0 0-0 7.e4 dxe4 8.Nxe4 Nxe4 9.dxe4 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.Qe1 Na6 12.Nh4 Nc7 13.Nf5 Ne6 14.Be3 Qc7 15.Qc3 c5 16.Kh2 Rad8 17.f4 exf4 18.gxf4 f6 19.Nxd6 Qxd6 20.Rf2 Kh8 21.Kh1 b6 22.Rg1 Qe7 23.b3 Nd4 24.Re1 Rfe8 25.Bc1 Qc7 26.h4 f5 27.e5 Ne6 28.Qg3 Qe7 29.Bc6 Rf8 30.c4 Nd4 31.Bd5 Bf7 32.Bg2 Ne6 33.Be3 Be8 34.Kh2 Qc7 35.Bd5 Qe7 36.Rd2 Nc7 37.Qf3 Qxh4+ White resigns 0-1

C of C-Nebraska (2342) – C of C-Florida (2601)
ICC US Championship Qualifer (60 3 u) Internet Chess Club (2), 03.03.2007
1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3 e6 6.d3 Nd7 7.g4 Bb4 8.Bd2 d4 9.Nb1 Bxd2+ 10.Nxd2 Qc7 11.0-0-0 Ne7 12.Bg2 Ng6 13.Qg3 Qxg3 14.fxg3 Nge5 15.Rdf1 Ke7 16.g5 c5 17.h4 b6 18.Bh3 Rag8 19.Rf4 Rf8 20.Rhf1 Rhg8 21.R1f2 Rc8 22.Nf1 c4 23.dxc4 Rxc4 24.Rd2 Rgc8 25.b3 Rc3 26.Kb2 d3 White resigns 0-1

C of C-Georgia (2348) – C of C-NoCarolina (2395)
ICC US Championship Qualifier (60 3 u) Internet Chess Club (1), 03.03.2007
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 Qa5 5.Bd3 e5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Be7 9.h3 exf4 10.Bxf4 Bh5 11.Qe1 Bg6 12.Kh1 Kf8 13.Qf2 Kg8 14.Rae1 Rf8 15.Nh4 Qd8 16.Nf3 Ne8 17.a3 h5 18.Qe2 Nc7 19.b4 a6 20.Rd1 h4 21.Bc4 Rh5 22.Bb3 Kh8 23.Rfe1 Re8 24.Qd2 b5 25.Ba2 Ne6 26.Bh2 Nef8 27.d5 c5 28.bxc5 Nxc5 29.e5 Nfd7 30.exd6 Bf6 31.Rxe8+ Qxe8 32.Re1 Qc8 33.Nd4 Bxd4 34.Qxd4 Bxc2 35.Rc1 Bg6 36.Ne2 Qe8 37.Nf4 Re5 38.Nxg6+ fxg6 39.Bxe5 Black resigns 1-0

C of C-Florida (2601) – C of C-Nebraska (2342)
ICC US Championship Qualifier (60 3 u) Internet Chess Club (1), 03.03.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.c5 f5 11.Nd2 Nf4 12.Nc4 fxe4 13.cxd6 cxd6 14.Nxe4 Nf5 15.Bg4 b5 16.Na5 h5 17.Nc6 Qh4 18.Bxf5 Bxf5 19.Nxd6 Nh3+ 20.gxh3 Bxh3 21.Be3 e4 22.Rc1 Rf3 23.Kh1 Bg4 24.Rg1 Rh3 25.Rg2 Bxd1 26.Rxd1 Qf6 27.Bc5 Rd3 28.Rdg1 Rxd5 29.Nxe4 Qxc6 30.Rxg6 Qb7 31.Rxg7+ Qxg7 32.Nf6+ Kf7 33.Rxg7+ Kxf6 34.Rb7 a6 35.Kg2 Rd3 36.Be3 Ra3 37.Rh7 Rxa2 38.Rxh5 Rg8+ 39.Kf3 Rc2 40.Rh7 Rg6 41.h4 Ke5 42.h5 Rf6+ 43.Kg3 Rc4 44.h6 Rg6+ 45.Kh3 Rc3 46.Kh4 Kd5 47.Rg7 Rc4+ 48.Kh5 Rxh6+ 49.Bxh6 Rxb4 50.f4 a5 51.Ra7 a4 52.f5 Rb3 53.f6 Ke6 54.f7 Rf3 55.f8Q Black resigns 1-0

Congratulations to Xiao Cheng (2348) Georgia and (GM) Julio Becerra (2601) Florida for advancing to the final next Saturday March 10, 2007 at 3PM EST.

Special thanks to Duncan Oxley for bringing us the excellent information!

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