26th Nato Chess Championship/Final


26th NATO Chess Championship/Final

26th NATO Chess Championship  Amsterdam, Netherlands from 6-10 July 2015

 7 round individual swiss with days alternating between 1 and 2 games.


U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Robert Keough

This Year’s Top player for the U.S. finished with   4 points tied for 27-45

[27th on tiebreak]

Chess Board

Keough (USA) – Karbowiak(POL) 1-0

26th NATO Championship, Amsterdam, 2015

White: Keough, Robert W Black: Karbowiak, Adam


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.O-O Ngf6 8.Re1 Be7 9.c3 O-O 10.Qc2 Bd5 11.Nfg5 h6 12.Nxf6+ Bxf6 13.Bh7+ Kh8 14.Bg8 g6 15.Nxf7+  1-0

Nations are allowed to have a team official, team captain, and there are exemptions available from the organizing committee.  The USA delegation was 10 players



Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Enrico Balmaceda 3 ½ points tied for 45-65 47th on tiebreak


Marine Civilian (Staff Sergeant ret) John Farrell 3 ½ points tied for 45-65 51st on tiebreak


Navy Chief Petty Officer Albert Ryan Hernandez 3 ½ points tied for 45-65 65th on tiebreak


Air Force Staff Sergeant Andrew Duren 3 points tied for 66-84 77th on tiebreak


Air Force Master Sergeant Robert Bucholtz 3 points tied for 66-84 84th on tiebreak




The rest of the USA delegation was:


Army Colonel David Hater 3 ½ points tied for 45-65 54th on tiebreak


Army Cadet Nicholas Oblak 3 points tied for 66-84 66th on tiebreak


Army Lieutenant Colonel Jon Middaugh 3 points tied for 66-84 81st on tiebreak


Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Charles Musselman 2 ½ points tied for 85-94 87th on tiebreak





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