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2023 U.S. Chess Champions: Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana Defends Title to Become Three-Time U.S. Champion; International Master Carissa Yip Wins Second Title in Women’s Division

SAINT LOUIS (October 19, 2023) – Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana and International Master Carissa Yip took top honors out of a field of elite American chess players in the 2023 U.S. Chess Championship and 2023 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship, respectively. 


America’s Top Chess Players to Compete for More Than $400,000 in 2023 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship

This year’s tournament fields among the strongest of all time; chess legends to be celebrated during U.S Chess Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Grandmaster Sam Sevian Delivers Brilliant Performance to Win 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

SAINT LOUIS, August 30, 2023 - Presented by the Saint Louis Chess Club, the highly anticipated 2023 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX returns this September 8-10, 2023 at the World Chess Hall of Fame with another exciting line-up featuring a prize purse of $150,000. This year’s tournament features the top players from the United States, including World No. 3 and reigning World 960 Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura and World No.

IM Elect Alice Lee, GM Abhimanyu Mishra and GM Melikset Khachiyan Crowned Winners in National Junior and Senior Championships in Saint Louis

SAINT LOUIS (July 27, 2023) – All eyes were on Saint Louis as tournament play for the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Junior and U.S. Senior Championships hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club came to an exciting conclusion this week.


Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Legends and Rising Stars of American

SAINT LOUIS - June 29, 2023 - Top American junior and senior chess players will return to Saint Louis for the 2023 U.S. Senior, Junior, and Girls’ Junior Championships hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club. From July 15-25, 2023, the top 10 players across three divisions - juniors, girls, and seniors, will travel to compete for more than $130,000 in prizes.


IM Anna Zatonskih Wins 2023 Cairns Cup Hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, Takes Home $45,000 Top Prize

SAINT LOUIS, June 20, 2023 - With one round to spare, International Master (IM) Anna Zatonskih defied the odds to win the 2023 Cairns Cup. The four-time U.S. Women’s Champion called the win her best achievement of her chess career as she took the grand prize of $45,000, despite starting as the lowest-rated player in the field. Zatonskih also earned her first norm toward the Grandmaster (GM) title.

Top Female Chess Players To Compete In Elite Cairns Cup

Top Female Chess Players to Compete in Elite Cairns Cup

Saint Louis Chess Club to host International players to vie for one of the largest chess prize funds for women


Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and Grandmaster Irina Krush Win The Second Annual American Cup

SAINT LOUIS, March 28, 2023 - Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush bested a field of elite chess players from across the United States to take top honors in the 2023 Open and Women’s American Cup tournaments, respectively.

The American Cup Returns to Saint Louis March 17-26, 2023

SAINT LOUIS, Feb 21 2023 - America’s best chess players will return to the Saint Louis Chess Club to battle over the board from March 17- 26, 2023 for the second annual American Cup. With $300,000 in prize money up for grabs, the competitors will prove their mettle under mounting pressure in this double-elimination knockout tournament. This format promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as they follow their favorites to victory.


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