Going into the final round, IM Kaufman and Foygel were both 4-0. IM Bradford and GM Gurevich were both 3.5 points. IM Kaufman defeated Foygel to win clear first and earn a spot in the Frank K. Berry US Championship in Oklahoma.


White: Kaufman, Lawrence 2383
Black: Foygel, Igor 2501

1.d4 d6 2.e4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Be3 a6 5.f4 b5 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.e5 Bb7 8.Nf3 c5 9.Be4 Qb8 10.dxc5 Bxe4 11.Nxe4 Qb7 12.Nc3 dxc5 13.Qd5 Qxd5 14.Nxd5 Rc8 15.O-O-O f6 16.Rhe1 fxe5 17.fxe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bxe5 19.Bh6 Nxh6 20.Rxe5 Ng8 21.Rde1 Kf7 22.Nxe7 Rc7 23.Nd5 Rd7 24.Nf4 Nf6 25.Rxc5 Rhd8 26.Nd3 Kg7 27.Rc6 a5 28.Nc5 1-0

White: Bradford, Joseph 2467
Black: Gurevich, Dmitry 2594

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 c6 5.Qc2 dxc4 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qb3 Nbd7 8.Bg2 Bb7 9.O-O a6 10.a4 c5 11.axb5 Bd5 12.Qd1 axb5 13.Rxa8 Qxa8 14.dxc5 Bxc5 15.Nc3 Bc6 16.Ne1 Bxg2 17.Nxg2 b4 18.Na4 Be7 19.b3 O-O 20.Bb2 Rd8 21.Qb1 Ne4 22.Rd1 Ndc5 23.Rxd8 Qxd8 24.Nxc5 Bxc5 25.Ne3 f5 26.Qa1 Qd2 27.Kf1 Qd7 28.Nc4 h6 29.f3 Nc3 30.Bxc3 bxc3 31.Qxc3 Qd1 32.Qe1 Qxb3 33.Qc1 Kh7 34.h4 Qb8 35.Kg2 Qd8 36.Qd2 Qf6 37.Qb2 Bd4 38.Qb8 Bc5 39.Qe5 Qxe5 1/2-1/2

Congratulations to IM Kaufman!

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