2014 U.S. Championships

Akobian, Zatonskih in Front; Reigning Champs Trail on Rest Day

Varuzhan Akobian turned in his third quality win in a row Wednesday, leaving him in sole possession of first place of the 2014 U.S. Championship. In the women’s competition, Anna Zatonskih now leads with 5/6.

Krush Slips, Lenderman Falls; U.S. Championships Knotted on Top

Despite a slow, draw-filled start, the U.S. Championship heated up as it passed its halfway point, with Tuesday’s sixth round featuring another day of bloodshed. Meanwhile, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship had its closest round of balance yet.

Irina Krushing; New Winners Shuffle Standings in U.S. Champ Race

While the U.S. chess king questioned who might bear his crown next, America’s queen began resizing hers. Four-time champion Gata Kamsky walked through another uneventful draw on Monday afternoon while Irina Krush seized control of the U.S. Women's Championship.

Kamsky Wins, Lenderman Still Leads at U.S. Championship

Reigning Champion Gata Kamsky sprang to life on Sunday and scored his first win. Also winning on Sunday were Alex Onischuk, Timur Gareev and Alex Lenderman, who leads the event with 3.5/4.

Lenderman Leads U.S. Champs; Krush, Zatonskih Tied Atop U.S. Women's

The U.S. Championship saw just two more wins in Saturday’s third round. Aleksandr Lenderman’s second victory of the competition set him alone out front with 2.5/3. Anna Zatonskih won her game to pull even with Irina Krush in the U.S. Women's Championship.


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