Krush Pulls Away, Kamsky Draws at U.S. Championships

The push and pull of the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship continued yesterday in round five, but this time the men pulled closer to the leader, while the leading lady began to push away from the field.

Meet the Players: GM Yury Shulman

Our continuing segment introduces the players at this year's U.S. Championship. Introducing the 2008 U.S. Champion, GM Yury Shulman.

Tourney Leaders Win Again at U.S. Championships

A pair of runaway trains kept up their furious pace in round four as both tournament leaders, GM Gata Kamsky and IM Irina Krush, won their fourth consecutive games to maintain their respective leads.

Meet the Players: GM Robert Hess

GM Robert Hess is balancing chess with a full courseload at Yale and helping spearhead a new sports website: The Sports Quotient.

Krush, Kamsky Remain Perfect at U.S. Championships

Out of the field of 34 players in both the U.S. and U.S. Women's Championship, only two remain perfect: pre-tourney favorite GM Gata Kamsky and reigning U.S. Women's Champion IM Irina Krush.

Five Remain Perfect at U.S. Championships

After two rounds of the U.S. Championships, there are five perfect scores remaining: IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonksih and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan in the U.S. Women's Championship and GMs Gata Kamsky and Larry Christiansen in the U.S. Championship.

Decisive Results Abound at First Round of U.S. Championships

The action got a running start today as the majority of the first-round battles at the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship produced a clear victor.

Pairings Set for 2013 U.S. Championships

The opening ceremony of the 2013 U.S. Championships determined the colors for the U.S. Championship, the round-by-round pairings for the U.S. Women’s Championship and honored some important Hall of Fame inductees.

Youth Movement at 2013 U.S. Championships

Many competitors of both tournaments are first-time contenders, some still in their teens and precociously competing against battle-tested veterans.

Meet the Players: GM Alex Onischuk

As we lead up to the 2013 U.S. Championships, we'll be running a series of question-and-answer pieces designed to get you better acquainted with this year's field. Introducing: GM Alex Onischuk.