2022 U.S. Championship

The 2022 U.S. Championship will return as an elite over-the-board national championship event, featuring 14 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of 13 rounds, these competitors will battle for $250,500 in prize money and the coveted title of 2022 U.S. Champion.

Tuesday, October 4th will kick off the chess festivities with the Public Opening Ceremony for the 2022 U.S. Chess and U.S. Women's Chess Championships and will conclude with a Public Closing Cermeony on Thursday, October 20th. 

Fans can watch the daily rounds at 1:00pm online at uschesschamps.com.

At A Glance
Dates October 4-20, 2022
Location Saint Louis Chess Club 
Format 14-Player Round Robin
Prize Fund $250,500

 

Date Time* Event
Tuesday, October 4 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, October 5 1:00 PM Round 1
Thursday, October 6 1:00 PM Round 2
Friday, October 7 1:00 PM Round 3
Saturday, October 8 1:00 PM Round 4
Sunday, October 9 1:00 PM Round 5
Monday, October 10
Rest Day
Tuesday, October 11 1:00 PM Round 6
Wednesday, October 12 1:00 PM Round 7
Thursday, October 13 1:00 PM Round 8
Friday, October 14 1:00 PM Round 9
Saturday, October 15 1:00 PM Round 10
Sunday, October 16
Rest Day
Monday, October 171:00 PMRound 11
Tuesday, October 181:00PMRound 12
Wednesday, October 19 1:00 PM Round 13
Thursday, October 20 1:00 PM Playoff (if necessary)
6:00 PM Closing Ceremony

* All times listed are Central Time (GMT-5)

PLACE PRIZE PLACE PRIZE
1st $60,000 8th $10,000
2nd $45,000 9th $9,000
3rd $35,000 10th $8,000
4th $25,000 11th $7,000
5th $20,000 12th $6,500
6th $14,000 13th $6,000
7th$11,00014th$5,500
Total Prize Fund $250,500
In addition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will sponsor the “$64,000 Fischer Bonus Prize”. Any player that finishes the U.S. Championships field with a perfect 13-0 score shall be awarded an additional $64,000.