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Shankland on fire, wins American Continental, qualifies for World Cup

American Continental Championship is an 11-round Swiss chess tournament

Final standings (top 40)

The American Continental Chess Championship is an 11-round Swiss chess tournament taking place from 1-10 June, 2018 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Chess players receive 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

167 chess players took part and the top 4 finishers qualify for 2019 Chess World Cup. The top seeds are GM Samuel Shankland, GM Jorge Cori, GM Jeffery Xiong, etc…

After 11 rounds, Shankland and Flores automatically qualify. 7 others had to go through a playoff for the final 2 spots.

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