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Kamsky in Clear First; Zatonskih, Krush Still Even at U.S. Champs

Yasser Seirawan got all he could handle from Gata Kamsky who is now in sole possession of first place. In the U.S. Women's field, both Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih won to maintain a tie with one round to go.

Nakamura, Kamsky Win, Zatonskih and Krush Draw

GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky each won their respective games in round eight, while the blockbuster matchup between IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih petered out into an uneventful draw.

Zatonskih, Kamsky Draw Even with Leaders in U.S. Champs

Gata Kamsky and Anna Zatonskih both scored victories to pull even with the front-runners in their respective fields. Zatonskih has her biggest test tomorrow when she faces tourney co-leader Irina Krush.

Nakamura Still Leads, Krush Inches Ahead at U.S. Champs

Hikaru Nakamura maintained his slim half-point lead while Irina Krush took advantage of draws by Anna Zatonskih and Iryna Zenyuk to take the lead in the U.S Women's event.

Nakamura Leads U.S. Champs, Three-Way Tie Atop U.S. Women's

Hikaru Nakamura dispatched co-leader Gregory Kaidanov to inch ahead in the U.S. Championships, while the Iri(y)nas played to a draw, as did Anna Zatonskih to keep a three-way tie atop the U.S. Women's leaderboard.

Kaidanov, Nakamura Share First at U.S. Championship

The last time GM Gata Kamsky lost with black in a U.S. Championship was in 1993 ... against GM Gregory Kaidanov. Would history repeat itself? Read on to find out more!

Pre-Tourney Favorites Pull Ahead at U.S. Championships

GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky each won their round three game to pull into a tie for first, and IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih, were joined by a surprise contender atop the Women's field.

Zatonskih Stays Perfect at 2012 U.S. Championships

IM Anna Zatonskih asserted her dominance with her second-straight win in the U.S. Women's Championships to take a half-point lead over the rest of the field. The U.S. Championship features a six-way tie for first.

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.

Decisive results abound in round 1 of U.S. Championships

All but three of the games from the first rounds of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women's Championship were decisive as the competitors demonstrated their desire to play fighting chess to compete for the respective titles.

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