Two of the world's living chess legends will compete in a Rapid and Blitz Exhibition at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, on April 25-26, 2015. The match will be broadcast live on www.uschesschamps.com.
With wins on Sunday, U.S. No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura took clear first of the 2015 U.S. Championship, while reigning Women's champion GM Irina Krush pulled within a half-point of the lead. Monday will be a rest day.
Saturday at the 2015 U.S. Championship produced a day of tension-filled draws, including a begrudging truce between World No. 3 and 8 players Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, while the Women's Championship proved decisive.
GM Hikaru Nakamura upheld his reputation as one of the world's finest blitz players on Tuesday afternoon, scoring 9.5 times in 16 games with Levon Aronian on Tuesday afternoon. With the round victory, Nakamura wins the Showdown in Saint Louis.