Hikaru Nakamura faces off against Stephen Muhammad in round 1 of the 2005 U.S. Chess Championship. Photo by John Henderson.

Hikaru Nakamura faces off against Stephen Muhammad in round 1 of the 2005 U.S. Chess Championship. Photo by U.S. Chessmaster Championships.

IM-elect Stephen Muhammad

Round 1:  GM Hikaru Nakamura - Muhammad, 1-0
Round 2: Muhammad - WFM Laura Ross, 0-1
Round 3: WFM Olga Sagalchik - Muhammad, 0-1
Round 4: Muhammad - FM Fabio LaRota, -
Round 5: Muhammad - Jake Kleiman, 1-0
Round 6: IM Cyrus Lakdawala - Muhammad, -
Round 7:
Muhammad - GM Larry Christiansen,0-1
Round 8: FM Enkhbat Tegshuren - Muhammad, 0-1
Round 9: Muhammad - IM Benjamin Finegold, 0-1

Score: 4-5

Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 December 2004