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.

Kamsky Wins, Lenderman Still Leads at U.S. Championship

Reigning Champion Gata Kamsky sprang to life on Sunday and scored his first win. Also winning on Sunday were Alex Onischuk, Timur Gareev and Alex Lenderman, who leads the event with 3.5/4.

Lenderman Leads U.S. Champs; Krush, Zatonskih Tied Atop U.S. Women's

The U.S. Championship saw just two more wins in Saturday’s third round. Aleksandr Lenderman’s second victory of the competition set him alone out front with 2.5/3. Anna Zatonskih won her game to pull even with Irina Krush in the U.S. Women's Championship.

Fischer Prize Extended to U.S. Women's; Krush, Foisor Remain Perfect

During play on Friday, Rex Sinquefield announced that he was extending the $64,000 Fischer Bonus Prize to the 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship. Sabina Foisor and Irina Krush each remained perfect after two rounds of play.

Eswaran Steals the Show in Round 1 of U.S. Champs

A win by 13-year-old Ashritha Eswaran in her first-ever U.S. Women's Championship was the highlight of round 1 of the 2014 U.S. Championships. GMs Ray Robson and Alex Lenderman also emerged victorious.

Hall of Famers Inducted; Pairings Set at U.S. Champs Opening

GM Gata Kamsky and GM Irina Krush look to repeat as reigning King and Queen as the 2014 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship get underway in Saint Louis.

Saint Louis Named Chess Capital; Top Players Gather

On the eve of hosting the most prestigious chess tournaments in the nation, St. Louis received national recognition from the United States Senate, which passed an official resolution late Monday night naming St. Louis the National Chess Capital.

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 U.S. Championships

The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).

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.