The 2013 US Class Championships were held on 27-29th September at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas 77017.
The event was played in eight sections over five rounds of Swiss system. A total of 452 players competed. The prize fund was $ 11,500.
The main Master section had 32 participants. IM Andrey Gorovets (Belarus) and GM Ioan Cristian Chirila (Romania) shared the first place with 4,5/5 points each.
Master section final standings (uscf ratings):
1-2. IM Andrey Gorovets BLR 2536 and GM Ioan Cristian Chirila ROU 2593 – 4,5
3-4. GM Conrad Holt USA 2620 and GM Giorgi Margvelashvili GEO 2601 – 4,0
5-7. FM Steven James Breckenridge USA 2418, WGM Katerina Nemcova USA 2268 and Jeffrey Adam de Jesus USA 2274 – 3,5
8-14. GM Julio Sadorra PHI 2671, IM Max Cornejo PER 2462, FM Alec Getz USA 2438, IM Arthur Calugar CAN 2404, CM Ruifeng Li USA 2367, Alexander King USA 2341 and Christopher Toolin USA 2312 – 3,0 etc