Late Surge Earns Troff Junior Closed Championship

GM Kayden Troff has won the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in clear first with an impressive 7/9 score, grabbing the national championship for players under 21 by finishing 1.5 points ahead of the field.

Pivotal Matchups Await 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Finale

The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship has been decisive in its theme, with victories claimed on four of five boards in each of the tournament’s last four rounds -- and today seems like another good day for a fight.

Troff on Top; Lone Grandmaster Upends Tourney Leaders

Grandmaster Kayden Troff has taken control of the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship with back-to-back wins over the tournament leaders.

Xiong, Troff Matchup Looms Large in Round 7

Although its a round-robin, the leaders have begun to collide in the late rounds of the U21 national championship, as several pairings through the tournament’s homestretch are proving favorable toward the Swiss theme.

Upsets Shuffle Standings at Junior Closed Halfway Point

In a topsy-turvy Tuesday, the players at the bottom of the standings managed to gain some ground at the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship.


The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship will take place June 19-29. Ten of the country's best young players will compete for the title and a ticket to the 2015 U.S. Championship!



Get familiar with the rising stars who will be competing for the title of 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Champion! Which of these top players will rise to the top this year?


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Catch live commentary of the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship with GM Ben Finegold and FM Aviv Friedman every day at 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET.