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The American Chess Family Reunites in St. Louis

April 13, 2016 will be remembered as the opening day of the strongest U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship in history. The excitement surrounding the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is palpable. Players, coaches, commentators, journalists, and fans from all over the world are eagerly waiting to feast on the chess spectacle that this event is going to bring to the table.

The Dynamic 2016 U.S. & U.S. Women’s Championships

In less than one month, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) will once again become the most interesting chess club in the world.

Highest Rated Field Set for 2016 U.S. Championships

The 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, boasting the strongest fields of American men and women ever assembled, will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from April 13 through April 30.

Nation’s Chess Capital Welcomes 2016 U.S. Championships

2015 U.S. Championship Winners

For the eighth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion.

Showdown in Saint Louis Takes Home the Trophy!

The 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis brought together the best in America and the best collegiate players nationwide!

Blitz Chess - 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis

It all came down to Blitz. Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana and Grandmaster Hou Yian won the 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis.

Rapid Chess - 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis

Day three of the Showdown in Saint Louis featured Rapid Chess played by Fabiano Caruana vs. Hikaru Nakamura and Hou Yifan vs. Parimarjan Negi.

Fischer Random - 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis

Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana faced off alongside Hou Yifan and Parimarjan Negi in four rounds of Fischer Random.

Basque Chess - Showdown in Saint Louis

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Round one of the 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis featured Basque chess between GM Nakamura vs. GM Caruana alongside GM Negi and GM Hou.

Saint Louis Showdown Press Release

American chess is getting stronger and is on the rise. This fall, Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, the top two players in the United States, will visit the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) and compete in a series of games over four days: Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15.

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