IM Irina Krush put on a dominating performance (8/9) to earn her fifth U.S. Women's Championship title. GMs Gata Kamsky and Alejandro Ramirez will play tomorrow at noon in a two-game rapid playoff to determine the U.S. Champion.
In a day in which both leaders could have at least guaranteed themselves a spot in a first-place tiebreak, only one built a safety net. Round 9 will determine either a champion or playoffs in both events.
GM Gata Kamsky could only draw GM Alejandro Ramirez in the U.S. Championship, which kept the door open for a handful of hopefuls. In the U.S. Women's Championship, three are still in contention for the first-place prize.
The push and pull of the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship continued yesterday in round five, but this time the men pulled closer to the leader, while the leading lady began to push away from the field.
After two rounds of the U.S. Championships, there are five perfect scores remaining: IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonksih and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan in the U.S. Women's Championship and GMs Gata Kamsky and Larry Christiansen in the U.S. Championship.
The opening ceremony of the 2013 U.S. Championships determined the colors for the U.S. Championship, the round-by-round pairings for the U.S. Women’s Championship and honored some important Hall of Fame inductees.
As we lead up to the 2013 U.S. Championships, we'll be running a series of question-and-answer pieces designed to get you better acquainted with this year's field. Introducing: The Reigning Queen, IM Irina Krush.
GM Wesley So, GM Georg Meier, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, and GM Ben Finegold emerged victorious at the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open. GM Finegold will be participating in the 2013 U.S. Championship held in Saint Louis May 2-13.
GM Gregory Kaidanov will be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony scheduled on May 2. The induction will coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2013 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women's Championship.
The fields are set for both the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 2 through May 13 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).
The CCSCSL will host the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship simultaneously May 2 through May 13. This marks the fifth consecutive year that each of these prestigious events will be held in Saint Louis.