Marshall CC international tournament, New York
|1||Kreiman, Boris||USA||2395||0||1||1||1||1||4||1||FM||Klein, Erez||USA||2380||2½|
|2||Shliperman, Igor||USA||2350||1||½||1||½||1||4||2||FM||Moulin, Pierre||BEL||2315||2½|
|3||Treger, Effim||USA||2175||0||1||1||1||1||4||3||Ariel, Donny||USA||2270||1½|
|4||FM||Arnett, David||USA||2350||1||0||0||1||1||3||4||FM||Alexopoulos, Georgios||GRE||2335||½|
|5||Vuličević, Nenad||YUG||2315||½||0||½||1||1||3||5||Ippolito, Dean||USA||2270||0|
|1||Young, Angelo||PHI||2340||½||1||½||1||3||1||Kreiman, Boris||USA||2395||2|
|2||IM||O’Donnell, Thomas||CAN||2360||½||½||1||1||3||2||Shliperman, Igor||USA||2350||1½|
|3||IM||Bonin, Jay Richard||USA||2360||½||½||½||1||2½||3||FM||Moulin, Pierre||BEL||2315||1½|
|4||IM||Vučić, Mladen||USA||2370||½||½||½||½||2||4||Treger, Effim||USA||2175||½|
This tournament seemed to have followed a rather unusual format. I think this is how it went – but keep in mind that this is just conjecture: the goal of the tournament was to produce IM norms. Therefore, there was a preliminary section first with the best scoring players proceeding to the final. This way, the participants of the final has already had a relatively good run and needed relatively few points to make the norm. In addition, this meant the title holders only had to play four round. Because there was a tie in one of the preliminary groups, a play-off match between Moulin and Klein (2 games at 30′ pppp, then two times two games at 15′ pppp) was necessary. Their 2½ points meant that a norm would be very difficult to get for them and indeed it didn’t happen. Moulin’s last game of the tournament was 165 moves long!
- The exact dates for the games.