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.
The fields are set for both the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 2 through May 13 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).
The CCSCSL will host the 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship simultaneously May 2 through May 13. This marks the fifth consecutive year that each of these prestigious events will be held in Saint Louis.
After a truly inspirational victory in round 9 against the No. 1 seed Russia, the U.S. stumbled in a loss to China. The U.S. Women's team was also unable to move up in the rankings after drawing Mongolia.
In the open section, the U.S. team vaulted itself into 4th place overall with a win against Macedonia while the U.S. women scored a badly needed win over the Philipines to creep back into medal contention.