U.S. Junior Champ Hopefuls Blitz as Battle Looms

Blitz games passed the time surrounding the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship opening ceremony last night, as America’s best players under the age of 21 gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Rising Stars Meet in Saint Louis for Junior Championship

Chess prodigies from across the nation have gathered in Saint Louis to compete in the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, the premier chess tournament in the country for players under the age of 21.

Sinquefield Cup Moved to September

The Sinquefield Cup, originally scheduled to be held in Saint Louis in July, has been rescheduled for September. This tournament will feature a four-player double-round robin of some of the strongest players in the world.

Field Set for 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The 10-player field has been set for the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, scheduled to be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) June 13-23.

U.S. Championships Special to Air on FOX Sports Midwest May 25

On May 25 at 6 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Midwest will air a one-hour recap special covering the 2013 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships.

Kamsky Wins Playoff to Secure 4th U.S. Championship

The 2013 U.S. Championship went extra innings today. After splitting a pair of rapid games, GM Gata Kamsky won $30,000 and his fourth title in an Armageddon game against GM Alejandro Ramirez.

Krush Crowned; Playoffs Await Kamsky, Ramirez

IM Irina Krush put on a dominating performance (8/9) to earn her fifth U.S. Women's Championship title. GMs Gata Kamsky and Alejandro Ramirez will play tomorrow at noon in a two-game rapid playoff to determine the U.S. Champion.

Krush Cruises, Kamsky Holds at U.S. Championships

In a day in which both leaders could have at least guaranteed themselves a spot in a first-place tiebreak, only one built a safety net. Round 9 will determine either a champion or playoffs in both events.

Pivotal Matchups Loom in Round 8 of U.S. Championships

GM Gata Kamsky could only draw GM Alejandro Ramirez in the U.S. Championship, which kept the door open for a handful of hopefuls. In the U.S. Women's Championship, three are still in contention for the first-place prize.

Ramirez Joins Chase, Abrahamyan Inches Closer

GM Alejandro Ramirez defeated GM Joel Benjamin to pull just a half point behind tourney leader GM Gata Kamsky. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan took advantage of an IM Irina Krush draw to inch closer.