2015 U.S. Championship

2015 U.S. Championships

The 2015 U.S. Championship was held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from March 31 to April 14, 2015. 12 of the best players in the nation competed for the title of 2015 U.S. Champion, while 12 of the strongest female players battled to be crowned the 2015 U.S. Women's Champion. When the dust settled, GM Hikaru Nakamura won his fourth U.S. Championship and GM Irina Krush won her seventh U.S. Women's Championship.

Rewatch the coverage of the 2015 U.S. Championships

Crowned: Nakamura, Krush are 2015 U.S. King and Queen

Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush have earned the 2015 U.S. and U.S. Women's Chess Championships, recording a career total of 11 national titles between the two.

So Shocked: Wesley Forfeited From U.S. Championship Ninth Round

GM Wesley So's stunning disqualification just after the start of Friday's ninth round led the talk of the day, though action on the boards proved just as intriguing. GM Irina Krush turned in her third consecutive win to catch pace with WGM Katerina Nemcova.

Victorious Nakamura Takes Lead; Nemcova Draw Allows Krush to Close

American No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura regained sole possession of first place in the U.S. Championship, while reigning U.S. Women's champion GM Irina Krush took a half-step closer to the lead in Round 8.

Robson Catches Nakamura; Nemcova Wins Again in Round 7

World No. 2 GM Hikaru Nakamura could only find a draw against 14-year-old Sam Sevian on Wednesday, allowing GM Ray Robson to catch pace in the standings after a long affair with GM Daniel Naroditsky.

U.S. Champs R6: Robson Takes Down So; Nakamura, Nemcova Hold Lead

GM Ray Robson moved into clear second on Tuesday, after taking down his former Webster University roommate and World Top-10 GM Wesley So. // Lennart Ootes Photo

Nakamura, Nemcova Stay On Top; Krush, So Half-Step Behind

With wins on Sunday, U.S. No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura took clear first of the 2015 U.S. Championship, while reigning Women's champion GM Irina Krush pulled within a half-point of the lead. Monday will be a rest day.

U.S. Champs Round 4: Nakamura Holds Off So; Nemcova Takes Clear Lead

Saturday at the 2015 U.S. Championship produced a day of tension-filled draws, including a begrudging truce between World No. 3 and 8 players Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, while the Women's Championship proved decisive.

Favorites Flounder, Leaders Come Up Winless in U.S. Championships R3

GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So and Irina Krush combined for just a half-point across three games in Friday's third round of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships.

Nakamura and So Take U.S. Lead, Grab World No. 2 and 5 spots

Grandmaster GM Hikaru Nakamura U.S. Chess Championships 2015 CCSCSL
Grandmaster GM Kayden Troff U.S. Chess Championships 2015 CCSCSL

American No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura crossed the super-elite 2800 FIDE rating threshold and became the World No. 2 with his second-round win at the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships.


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