Recap Articles

2020 U.S. Championship - Day 4 Recap

With an incredible run, GM Wesley So became the 2020 U.S. Chess Champion, scoring a fantastic 9.0/11 after finishing the day with two draws to win his second national title. Displaying an amazing performance as well, GM Jeffery Xiong finished in clear 2nd with 8.5/11, while GM Ray Robson took 3rd with 7.5/11.

2020 U.S. Championship - Day 3 Recap

Three players remained dominant today at the 2020 U.S. Championship as GM Wesley So continues to lead with 8/9 going into the final day tomorrow. Keeping pace with incredible form are GM’s Jeffery Xiong and Ray Robson, who both ended with 7/9 to stay within striking distance of the leader. Tomorrow Wesley will have his toughest day yet as he faces Robson and Nakamura in the final two rounds!

2020 U.S. Championship - Day 2 Recap

GM Wesley So continued his excellent form at the 2020 U.S. Championship, scoring 2.5/3 today to end with 5.5/6 after the second day of play. GM’s Jeffery Xiong and Ray Robson have also been in excellent shape so far as they are tied for second with 5.0/6, a full two points ahead of the rest of the field.

2020 U.S. Championship - Day 1 Recap

The 2020 U.S. Championship kicked off today with twelve of America’s strongest players competing over the course of eleven rounds for a total prize fund of $150,000. After the first day of action, GM Wesley So leads with a perfect 3/3 while GM Jeffery Xiong and GM Ray Robson are tied for second with 2.5/3. Top contenders GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Lenier Dominguez had a slow start, being held to just 1.5/3 and 1.0/3 in the tough championship field.