GM Wesley So, GM Georg Meier, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos, and GM Ben Finegold emerged victorious at the Bill Wright Saint Louis Open. GM Finegold will be participating in the 2013 U.S. Championship held in Saint Louis May 2-13.
GM Gregory Kaidanov will be inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony scheduled on May 2. The induction will coincide with the opening ceremony of the 2013 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women's Championship.