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GM Christopher Yoo wins US Masters Chess Championship 2022

The 2022 US Masters took place over the Thanksgiving Weekend from November 23-27 at Hilton Charlotte University Place, in Charlotte, NC, USA. The US Masters Chess Championship is an official US Chess National Championship event which featured a 20.000$ prize fund and it was played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with time control is 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

As many as five players tied for the first place after 9 played rounds: GM Mikhail Antipov, GM Christopher Yoo, GM Emilio Cordova, GM Alejandro Ramirez, and GM Cristhian Cruz. The Winner was determined in the playoff match and the 16-year-old Christopher Yoo claimed the title of the US Masters Champion winning the prize of 2.700$. WIM Sila Caglar was the best ranked female player who also clinched the prize as one of the best U2400 players. Scroll down for final rankings

US Masters 2022 – Replay the games here

GM Christopher Yoo – US Masters 2022 Winner; Photo from US Chess Championship 2022 interview

Final rankings – US Masters 2022:


# Name Rating Fed Points Prize
1 GM Mikhail Antipov 2608 FID 7 $2,400
2 GM Christopher Yoo 2573 USA 7 $2700 + US Masters Title!
3 GM Emilio Cordova 2561 PER 7 $2,400
4 GM Alejandro Ramirez 2561 USA 7 $2,400
5 GM Cristhian Cruz 2552 PER 7 $2,400
6 GM Grigoriy Oparin 2683 USA 6.5 $300
7 GM Awonder Liang 2630 USA 6.5 $300
8 GM Nikolas Theodorou 2598 GRE 6.5 $300
9 IM Viktor Gazik 2564 SVK 6.5 $300
10 GM Ivan Schitco 2532 MDA 6.5 $300
11 GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2514 POL 6.5 $300
12 IM Eyal Grinberg 2491 ISR 6.5 $300
13 IM Safal Bora 2446 USA 6.5 $300
14 GM John Michael Burke 2580 USA 6  
15 GM Brandon Jacobson 2551 USA 6  
16 GM Abhimanyu Mishra 2549 USA 6  
17 GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami 2511 IRI 6  
18 GM Praveen Balakrishnan 2510 USA 6  
19 GM Rahul Srivatshav Peddi 2498 IND 6  
20 GM Gabor Nagy 2482 HUN 6  
21 IM Andrei Macovei 2482 MDA 6  
22 GM Akshat Chandra 2472 USA 6  
23 IM Brian Escalante 2468 PER 6  
24 GM Harshit Raja 2461 IND 6  
25 IM Kassa Korley 2451 DEN 6  
26 IM Andy Woodward 2447 USA 6  
27 IM Tianqi Wang 2428 USA 6  
28 FM Jakub Fus 2427 POL 6  
29 IM Michael Bodek 2427 USA 6  
30 IM Farai Mandizha 2359 ZIM 6 $900 – U2400
31 WIM Sila Caglar 2268 TUR 6 $1500 – U2400 + Female
32 GM Parimarjan Negi 2639 IND 5.5  
33 GM Daniel Naroditsky 2617 USA 5.5  
34 IM Juraj Druska 2511 SVK 5.5  
35 GM David Brodsky 2509 USA 5.5  
36 GM Luka Budisavljevic 2505 SRB 5.5  
37 IM Irakli Beradze 2494 GEO 5.5  
38 IM Maximilian Neef 2481 GER 5.5  
39 IM Konstantin Kavutskiy 2383 USA 5.5  
40 IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2371 USA 5.5  
41 IM Dean Ippolito 2368 USA 5.5  
42 IM Mark Plotkin 2361 CAN 5.5  
43 FM Aaron Jacobson 2351 USA 5.5  
44 FM Jason Wang 2345 USA 5.5  
45 Shelev Oberoi 2328 USA 5.5  
46 FM Donald Johnson 2232 USA 5.5 $500 – U2250
47 FM Anthony Atanasov 2215 CAN 5.5 $500 – U2250
48 Gabriel Eidelman 2197 USA 5.5 $500 – U2250
49 GM Alder Escobar Forero 2510 COL 5  
50 GM Aman Hambleton 2437 CAN 5  
51 GM Gabriel Battaglini Flom 2415 FRA 5  
52 IM Craig Hilby 2411 USA 5  
53 IM Tamas Petenyi 2410 SVK 5  
54 IM Siddharth Jagadeesh 2407 SGP 5  
55 GM Alexander Fishbein 2389 USA 5 $333.33 – Senior
56 IM Anna Sargsyan 2384 ARM 5 $80 – 2nd Female
57 FM Sandeep Sethuraman 2371 USA 5  
58 IM Ekin Baris Ozenir 2352 TUR 5  
59 IM Victor Rodriguez Garcia 2350 CUB 5  
60 IM Matyas Marek 2346 CZE 5  
61 GM Alonso Zapata 2336 COL 5 $333.33 – Senior
62 IM Attila Istvan Csonka 2321 HUN 5  
63 IM Mauricio Arias Santana 2317 CRC 5  
64 WGM Thalia Cervantes 2309 USA 5 $80
65 FM Rochelle Wu 2298 USA 5 $80
66 FM Maria Malicka 2275 POL 5 $80
67 FM Ryo Chen 2269 USA 5  
68 FM Sharvesh Deviprasath 2265 USA 5  
69 FM Tanitoluwa Adewumi 2262 USA 5  
70 FM Richard Francisco 2253 USA 5  
71 Derek Clasby 2252 USA 5  
72 FM Sriram Krishnakumar 2248 USA 5  
73 IM Roberto Martin Del Campo 2243 MEX 5 $333.33 – Senior
74 FM Erick Zhao 2243 USA 5  
75 Gunnar Andersen 2224 USA 5  
76 IM Alexander Costello 2224 USA 5  
77 WGM Maili-Jade Ouellet 2204 CAN 5 $80
78 Alexander Rutten 2190 NED 5  
79 Rohan Padhye 2025 USA 5  
80 James Chirilov 1890 USA 5  
81 Benjamin Yan 1882 USA 5  
82 IM Dimitar Mardov 2432 USA 4.5  
83 IM Kevin Wang 2407 USA 4.5  
84 IM Stavroula Tsolakidou 2381 GRE 4.5  
85 IM Evan Park 2364 USA 4.5  
86 IM Olivier Chiku-Ratte 2344 CAN 4.5  
87 FM Samrug Narayanan 2340 USA 4.5  
88 IM Luis Carlos Torres 2336 MEX 4.5  
89 IM Nazi Paikidze 2323 USA 4.5  
90 WGM Annamaria Marjanovic 2312 HUN 4.5  
91 FM Gabriela Antova 2302 BUL 4.5  
92 IM Dante Beukes 2299 NAM 4.5  
93 FM Vishnu Vanapalli 2294 USA 4.5  
94 FM Bach Ngo 2275 USA 4.5  
95 Sungho Yim 2209 KOR 4.5  
96 Eric Chang Liu 2182 USA 4.5  
97 Nicholas Matta 2167 USA 4.5  
98 Sudarshan Sriniaiyer 2150 USA 4.5  
99 Raghav Venkat 2143 USA 4.5  
100 WIM Michelle Catherina 2142 IND 4.5  
101 Nicolas De La Colina 2123 USA 4.5  
102 Pedro Espinosa 2116 USA 4.5  
103 Nicholas Ladan 2091 USA 4.5  
104 Alexander Deatrick 2074 USA 4.5  
105 Dominique Myers 2056 USA 4.5  
106 Aryan Gutla 2033 USA 4.5  
107 Anant Adury 2027 USA 4.5  
108 Aiden Reiss 2004 USA 4.5  
109 Anthony Parker 1949 USA 4.5  
110 Benson Schexnaydre 1898 USA 4.5  
111 GM Titas Stremavicius 2527 LTU 4  
112 IM Justus Williams 2395 USA 4  
113 FM Seth Homa 2242 USA 4  
114 Alperen Kanli 2171 AZE 4  
115 Matthew Puckett 2151 USA 4  
116 FM Dharim Bacus 2146 PHI 4  
117 Kyle Lancman 2123 USA 4  
118 Ganesh Kumarappan 2088 USA 4  
119 Chen-Chen Ye 2055 USA 4  
120 Matias Shundi 2046 USA 4  
121 Mitch Fishbein 2023 USA 4  
122 Arsal Gardezi 2006 USA 4  
123 Sullivan McConnell 1985 USA 4  
124 Carter Peatman 1976 USA 4  
125 Brian Tay 1917 USA 4  
126 Evan Sammons 1907 USA 4  
127 William Ong unr. USA 4  
128 FM Nico Chasin 2429 USA 3.5  
129 GM Bryan Smith 2412 USA 3.5  
130 FM Terry Luo 2365 USA 3.5  
131 FM Gauri Shankar 2322 IND 3.5  
132 Deepak Aaron 2305 USA 3.5  
133 FM Jason Morefield 2238 USA 3.5  
134 FM James Canty 2158 USA 3.5  
135 Naveen Prabhu 2128 USA 3.5  
136 FM Arvind Jayaraman 2111 IND 3.5  
137 WFM Rachel Palmero Martinez 2098 CUB 3.5  
138 IM Oladapo Adu 2088 NGR 3.5  
139 Eshan Guha 2055 USA 3.5  
140 Advaith Karthik 2031 USA 3.5  
141 WFM Nastassja Matus 2011 USA 3.5  
142 Paul Iinuma 2006 USA 3.5  
143 Vincent Latorre 1986 CAN 3.5  
144 Pranav Sathish 1985 USA 3.5  
145 Yogeshwar Yehamandram 1942 USA 3.5  
146 Mark Biernacki 1924 USA 3.5  
147 Ruoxiao Xia 1893 USA 3.5  
148 Ethan Guo 1840 USA 3.5  
149 Maxwell Barnes 1745 USA 3.5  
150 Sherwood Dong 1701 USA 3.5  
151 Krishna Rallabandi 1517 USA 3.5  
152 FM Max Gedajlovic 2317 CAN 3  
153 FM Gus Huston 2276 USA 3  
154 FM Dalton Perrine 2253 USA 3  
155 IM Pedro Rodriguez Rivera 2195 CUB 3  
156 FM Ryan Amburgy 2175 USA 3  
157 Joseph Wan 2153 USA 3  
158 Rohit Guha 2146 USA 3  
159 Yu-Cheng Liang 2071 USA 3  
160 Abhiram Sai Pothuri 2068 USA 3  
161 Theodore Slade 2028 ENG 3  
162 William Wu 2021 USA 3  
163 Michael Ellenbogen 2019 USA 3  
164 Peter Dyson 1995 USA 3  
165 Nicholas Bruha 1984 USA 3  
166 Griffin McConnell 1982 USA 3  
167 Aarush Vinod 1976 USA 3  
168 Natalie Wisniowski 1974 USA 3  
169 Andrew Jiang 1959 USA 3  
170 James Nguyen 1943 USA 3  
171 Vaseegaran Nandhakumar 1932 USA 3  
172 Sreekar Gangavarapu 1837 USA 3  
173 Patrick McCartney 1835 USA 3  
174 Kent Slate 1829 USA 3  
175 Eshaan Hebbar 1816 USA 3  
176 Benjamin Tyrrell 1815 USA 3  
177 Prateek Mishra 2213 USA 2.5  
178 FM Shawnak Shivakumar 2189 USA 2.5  
179 Bryan Xie 2133 USA 2.5  
180 Henry Deng 2087 USA 2.5  
181 Hugo Orizondo 2062 DOM 2.5  
182 Rafael Adam 2030 CAN 2.5  
183 Roger Zhang 1987 USA 2.5  
184 FM Eugene Yanayt 1979 USA 2.5  
185 Ronak Hiwale 1970 USA 2.5  
186 Advait Nair 1946 USA 2.5  
187 Ethan Liu 1829 USA 2.5  
188 Arav Patel 1746 USA 2.5  
189 IM Eylon Nakar 2436 ISR 2  
190 Veronika Kostina 2027 SUI 2  
191 Tim McEntee 1974 USA 2  
192 Tom Kayma 1851 USA 2  
193 Robert Fischer 1832 USA 2  
194 Andrew Wu 1783 USA 2  
195 Gary De Fotis 1781 USA 2  
196 Akeras Overlingas 1626 USA 2  
197 Leo Yunlong Yu 1455 USA 2  
198 FM Zachary Dukic 2254 CAN 1.5  
199 Tyson Brady 2018 USA 1.5  
200 Roman Kowalysko 1914 USA 1  
201 FM John Oyeyemi Fawole 2021 NGR 0  
202 Max Mottola 1919 USA 0  

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