Zatonskih, Kamsky Draw Even with Leaders in U.S. Champs

Gata Kamsky and Anna Zatonskih both scored victories to pull even with the front-runners in their respective fields. Zatonskih has her biggest test tomorrow when she faces tourney co-leader Irina Krush.

Nakamura Still Leads, Krush Inches Ahead at U.S. Champs

Hikaru Nakamura maintained his slim half-point lead while Irina Krush took advantage of draws by Anna Zatonskih and Iryna Zenyuk to take the lead in the U.S Women's event.

Nakamura Leads U.S. Champs, Three-Way Tie Atop U.S. Women's

Hikaru Nakamura dispatched co-leader Gregory Kaidanov to inch ahead in the U.S. Championships, while the Iri(y)nas played to a draw, as did Anna Zatonskih to keep a three-way tie atop the U.S. Women's leaderboard.

Kaidanov, Nakamura Share First at U.S. Championship

The last time GM Gata Kamsky lost with black in a U.S. Championship was in 1993 ... against GM Gregory Kaidanov. Would history repeat itself? Read on to find out more!

Pre-Tourney Favorites Pull Ahead at U.S. Championships

GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky each won their round three game to pull into a tie for first, and IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih, were joined by a surprise contender atop the Women's field.

Zatonskih Stays Perfect at 2012 U.S. Championships

IM Anna Zatonskih asserted her dominance with her second-straight win in the U.S. Women's Championships to take a half-point lead over the rest of the field. The U.S. Championship features a six-way tie for first.

Kasparov, Polgar to Judge Best Game Prizes

Former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov and world number-one female player GM Judit Polgar have agreed to judge the best game prizes for the 2012 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women's Championship.

Decisive results abound in round 1 of U.S. Championships

All but three of the games from the first rounds of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship were decisive as the competitors demonstrated their desire to play fighting chess to compete for the respective titles.

2012 U.S. Championships Begin in Saint Louis

The 2012 U.S. Championships kicked off in Saint Louis in a big way as the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and the World Chess Hall of Fame unveiled a Guinness World Record. Round one begins today at 1 p.m. CT.

Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in Saint Louis

Kamsky vs. Nakamura

The fields are set for both the 2012 U.S. Championship and 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 in Saint Louis. Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and International Master Anna Zatonskih each look to defend their respective titles against strong and determined fields.