Saint Louis to host 2014 U.S. Championships

GM Gata Kamsky will defend his title at the 2014 U.S. Championship while recently anointed Grandmaster Irina Krush will look for her sixth title at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship.

Carlsen Wins Inaugural Sinquefield Cup in Style

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen brought home a $70,000 souvenir after his first visit to the United States: The country’s finest prize in chess, the Sinquefield Cup.

Three in the Hunt for Sinquefield Cup

There’s just one round left in the strongest tournament ever held on American soil—one game to play for the inaugural Sinquefield Cup.

Magnus Makes His Move at Sinquefield Cup

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen toppled an uninspired Gata Kamsky to move into clear first with 3/4, as Hikaru Nakamura lost his leader-status after stumbling out of the gate against Levon Aronian.

Nakamura Clear First at Halfway Point of Sinquefield Cup

Nakamura stands as the front-runner with 2.5/3 points, while Carlsen trails just a half-point behind. Armenia’s Levon Aronian sits in third place.

Nakamura Perfect After 2 Rounds in Saint Louis

Through the first two rounds of the inaugural Sinquefield Cup, the American No. 1 has gotten off to a great start, besting World No. 2 Levon Aronian on Monday and U.S. No. 2 Gata Kamsky on Tuesday.

Nakamura Bests Aronian, Carlsen Tops Kamsky at Sinquefield Cup

Round 1 of the strongest chess tournament in U.S. history is in the books, and two full points have already been awarded as World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen and U.S. No. 1 Hikaru Nakamura emerged victorious.

Opening Festivities Kick Off Sinquefield Cup

After a celebration weekend that began with the drawing of lots and finished with the drawing of crowds, the strongest chess tournament in American history is ready for its first move.

Sinquefield Cup Contenders: Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is perhaps the most recognizable chess figure on the earth today. With a FIDE rating of 2862, he is the current No. 1 in the world.

Sinquefield Cup Contenders: Hikaru Nakamura

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, ranked seventh on the planet with a FIDE rating of 2774, is the United States’ No. 1-ranked player and a three-time U.S. Champion.