Nation's Top Juniors Prepare for Title Fight

The 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, the national title fight for players under 21, held its opening ceremonies on Thursday night at the host Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Young Stars to Vie for U.S. Junior Closed Title

Ten of the top young chess players in the United States will compete in the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship June 19-29 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Kamsky, Krush Repeat as U.S. Chess Champions

The tight drama of the 2014 U.S. Championships turned out to be all for show. When the dust of the near two-week long fight cleared, the two champions left standing were the same two champions as before.

The End is Near: Armageddon Looms in U.S. Championships Finale

Both the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship come down to a three-way playoff for glory. Tune in to see who will reign supreme in 2014.

Six in Title Contention in Final Round of U.S. Championships

Monday brings the final round for the 2014 U.S. Chess Championships and, in both races, three players are crowding the finish line. Varuzhan Akobian and Aleksandr Lenderman square off in a head-to-head, winner-take-all showdown for the title of 2014 U.S. Champion.

Logjam Atop Leaderboards at U.S. Championships

GM Irina Krush scored a must-win victory over her main rival Anna Zatonskih to pull even with one round to go. In the U.S. Championship, a pivotal head-to-head matchup between Varuzhan Akobian and Gata Kamsky looms.

Akobian, Zatonskih Create Space; 2014 U.S. Women’s Title On the Line

The 2014 U.S. Championships returned from its break for one of the most chaos-driven rounds since the tournament began. Varuzhan Akobian leads the U.S. Championship while Anna Zatonskih leads the U.S. Women's Championship.

Akobian, Zatonskih in Front; Reigning Champs Trail on Rest Day

Varuzhan Akobian turned in his third quality win in a row Wednesday, leaving him in sole possession of first place of the 2014 U.S. Championship. In the women’s competition, Anna Zatonskih now leads with 5/6.

Krush Slips, Lenderman Falls; U.S. Championships Knotted on Top

Despite a slow, draw-filled start, the U.S. Championship heated up as it passed its halfway point, with Tuesday’s sixth round featuring another day of bloodshed. Meanwhile, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship had its closest round of balance yet.

Irina Krushing; New Winners Shuffle Standings in U.S. Champ Race

While the U.S. chess king questioned who might bear his crown next, America’s queen began resizing hers. Four-time champion Gata Kamsky walked through another uneventful draw on Monday afternoon while Irina Krush seized control of the U.S. Women's Championship.