2013 U.S. Championship Overview

The 2013 U.S. Championship is the most prestigious event in the United States, and will feature 24 of the country's strongest competitors. It will be held concurrently with the 2013 U.S. Women's Championship at the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, from May 2nd to May 13th.

2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

2012 World Chess Olympiad Overview

The 40th World Chess Olympiad will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from August 27th through September 10th, 2012. The Olympiad, which is a team tournament in which 163 countries compete, has been held since 1924. 


About the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host the U.S. Junior Closed Championship for the third consecutive year July 10 -15. The top Junior players in the nation will duke it out for the title of U.S. Junior Champion, $18,000 in prizes and a highly coveted invitation to the 2013 U.S. Championship.

Click here to see the list of players!

The prize fund breakdown is as follows: 

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.

Educational Benefits

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosts top-level events, creating opportunities for its students to watch nationally recognized players in action. These championship-level tournaments encourage students to continue to be academically successful, leading to a life-long passion for personal development.

2012 U.S. Championship Videos

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