2016 U.S. Championship

Caruana Dodges the Bullet; Abrahamyan is One Game Away from the Title

Another exciting day in the capital of chess: Saint Louis! Round 10 was one filled with plenty of drama and turnarounds. In both the U.S Championships and the U.S. Women’s Championship, the leaders had to sweat quite heavily and go through nerve wracking situations in order to get positive results.

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.


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