GM Ray Robson secured the final spot to the 2011 U.S. Championship

GM Ray Robson scored a big win last night over GM Joel Benjamin to force a tie for second place and a playoff against GM Alejandro Ramirez.

The playoff, which took place at noon CDT on Wednesday, featured a two-game match, both game in 25 minutes with a five-second delay. Robson managed to hold a draw with black in the first game, then scored a victory in the final game.

GM Gregory Kaidanov secured the other available invitation with a first-place finish.

Congratulations to Ray!

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