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Clear Leaders in Junior Closed Entering Round 7

As the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship winds down, the action is heating up; the competitors are feeding off the pressure as the race to first draws near to create some amazing games!

Action Heats Up in Day-2 of U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The action heated up today in the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship as players once again demonstrated their fighting spirit. Pre-tournament favorites Conrad Holt, Darwin Yang and Marc Arnold hover near the top of the field.

U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins, Getz Leads A-Group

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship began yesterday with exciting games, excellent analysis by the commentators and a spectacular will to win amongst all competitors.

U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins Today

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championships begins today, and the marquee match-up features GM-elect Conrad Holt vs IM Darwin Yang. Read on to find out more!

Field, Prizes Increased for 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

IM Marc Arnold just secured his third GM norm at the World Open in Philadelphia and is considered to be one of the pre-tournament favorites.

The 2012 U.S. Junior Championship will feature a 16-player field and record-breaking prize fund of $18,000! The winner of the event will earn a ticket to the 2013 U.S. Championship.

Fantasy Chess Winners Announced

The winners for the the 2012 U.S. Championships Fantasy Chess promotion have been announced! Thanks to all who participated, and congrats to Toby Boas who narrowly edged out the competition on tiebreaks!

Live Coverage of Karpov vs. Seirawan

Don't miss the live commentary from WGM Jennifer Shahade and GM Ben Finegold! The next round begins at 1 p.m. Central on June 11.

Krush Beats Zatonskih to Win U.S. Women's Championship

IM Irina Krush defeated IM Anna Zatonskih in a rapid playoff to clinch her fourth U.S. Women's Championship title. Krush won the first game handily, and took advantage of time-pressure blunder by Zatonskih to seal the victory.

Nakamura Clinches Third U.S. Championship Title

GM Hikaru Nakamura scored a huge victory in round 10 over GM Gata Kamsky, then bested GM Yasser Seirawan in the final round to seal the deal. IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih both won as well to force a playoff.

Nakamura Beats Kamsky to Take Lead at U.S. Champs

Hikaru Nakamura was out for blood in round 10 of the U.S. Championships. His victory over reigning champion GM Gata Kamsky catapulted him into clear first with just one round to go.

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