Decisive Nerves

The closer we get to the finish line, the higher the stakes are and the nerves are starting to produce the first victims. That was the case in the crucial encounter between Anna Zatonskih and Tatev Abrahamyan in which we witnessed the blunder of the tournament.

Nakamura Closes the Gap; Zatonskih Catches the Leaders

The tournament is heating up and the players are starting to feel the pressure, the effect of lowered energy, and the stress that the championship rounds are bringing to the table. There are two leaders in the U.S. Championship and a three way tie in U.S. Women’s Championship. Nakamura is making a strong comeback and he is now only half a point behind the leaders.

Ultimate Blitz Challenge with Garry Kasparov

As the 2016 U.S. Championship winds to an end, we are happy to share some details on the upcoming blitz event with Garry Kasparov. As was mentioned, the top three finishers will join Garry Kasparov in a special exhibition blitz tournament (not a rated event).

Wesley Catches Fabiano; Nazi and Tatev Continue Their Title Run

Round seven of the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship was arguably the most exciting one up to this point. As we approach the final days, the tension is rising and each individual’s nerves are starting to play a crucial role.

Women's Decisive Round and Naka's Escape

There are good days and very good days at the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. Today was a day from the latter category with plenty of decisive results, important theoretical battle, nail-biting turns of events, and overall a fun packed set of games.

Caruana and So Go Into the Rest Day as Co-Leaders

Round five of the 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship has been the bloody war we have all been waiting for. The players were looking to go into the rest day with a win in their pocket, and the fans watching all over the world were the happy recipients of an entertaining chess day.

The Leader Emerges with Caruana's Big Day

Round four of the 2016 U.S. Championship and the 2016 U.S. Women’s Championship was a luxurious treat we were all waiting to witness. The eagerly expected clash between Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura—numbers 1 and 2 in American chess—was coming right after yesterday’s game between So and Caruana.

2016 U.S. Championship : BlunderVille in the Women’s section

Round three of the 2016 U.S. Championship and 2016 U.S. Women’s Championship was an entertaining promise for the viewers all over the world. The leaders in both sections were paired against each other, and there was a thick scent of anticipation in the air going into today’s bouts.

So's Lucky Day; Caruana's Masterpiece

What a day in round two of the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship! We’ve seen a positional masterpiece from Caruana, an incredible miss by the young Chandra, along with an uneventful and slightly disappointing draw between Nakamura and Kamsky.