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So is sole leader, the womens section catches fire!

It was a sunny day in Saint Louis as the players arrived one by one for round 4 of the 2017 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women’s Championship at the Saint Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center. 

So survives scare, Zatonkih wins marathon game in the bloody day 3

In the longest and bloodiest round so far at the U.S. Championships, the leaders in both section had a difficult time dealing with the pressure. In the open section, Wesley So fell behind early in the game and had to pull a Houdini escape in his game against Fabiano Caruana.

Caruana & Nakamura can't break each other, Paikidze regains her momentum

Round 2 of the U.S. Championships was once again filled with great battles.

An exciting start to the 2017 U.S. Chess Championships

The first round of the 2017 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship is in the books, and the title hunt couldn’t have had a more exciting start. 

U.S. & U.S. Women’s Championship Fields Set for Battle in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (March 13, 2017) – For the ninth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. The 2017 U.S. Chess and U.S. Women’s Championships will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from March 28 through April 10.

2017 Saint Louis Winter Invitational

The Winter Norm Invitational was held at the Saint Louis Chess Club from February 16-21. The norm tournaments have become a Club highlight, for they provide an excellent opportunity for players seeking their Grand Master (GM) and International Master (IM) norms.

U.S. Championships Preview: The Beginning of a New Era

The U.S. Championship will take place between March 27 and April 11, 2017. It is not easy to predict who will be crowned the Champions.

2016 Champions Showdown

SAINT LOUIS (October 31, 2016) – This November, in true holiday spirit, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host a showdown between four of the top rated players in the world.

2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 9

The final round of the U.S. Junior Championship was as exciting as one could have hoped for. The fight for first place was not decided until this round, and other top places were still within reach of several players.

2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 8

The 8th round was a tepid round, with all the games ending in a draw within 4 hours of play. Nonetheless, the games had several exciting moments, but fatigue played an important role, as several players missed the opportunity to realize their advantage.

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