Results in: Lenderman Wins US Open

GMs Alexander Shabalov and Aleksander Lenderman faced off in round eight, Photo Jim Doyle
GM Aleksander Lenderman of New York took clear first at the US Open in Norfolk, VA with a final score of 8/9. In the penultimate round he defeated Alexander Shabalov, who won the previous two editions of the US Open in 2015 and 2016. In round nine, Lenderman prevailed over teenaged Grandmaster Ruifeng Li of Texas (b 2001). With this victory, Lenderman earns the title and a spot into next year's US Championship. See results here and look for full story coming soon from Al Lawrence with more photos from Jim Doyle.

[Event "US Open"]
[Site "Norfolk Virginia"]
[Date "2017.08.06"]
[White "Li, Ruifeng"]
[Black "Lenderman, Aleksan"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2651"]
[BlackElo "2649"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 f6 6. Nh3 Nh6 7. Qh5+ Nf7 8. Nc3
a6 9. Be2 Be7 10. fxe5 fxe5 11. O-O g6 12. Qf3 Be6 13. e4 Nd4 14. Qd3 Nxe2+ 15.
Nxe2 d4 16. c3 c5 17. cxd4 cxd4 18. Nhf4 exf4 19. Nxf4 Qd7 20. Qxd4 Rg8 21. Qb6
Nd8 22. Rac1 Qd6 23. Qe3 Rf8 24. e5 Qd7 25. d4 Bg5 26. Ba3 Rf5 27. Qe4 Qf7 28.
g3 Bxf4 29. Rxf4 Rxf4 30. Qxf4 Qxf4 31. gxf4 Rc8 32. Kf2 Rxc1 33. Bxc1 Nc6 34.
Ke3 Kd7 35. Ba3 Bd5 36. Bd6 Ke6 37. Kd3 Kf5 38. Kc3 {Kxe5} 0-1