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2022 U.S. WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP - PLAYOFF RECAP

 

With the U.S. Women’s Championship hanging in the balance, the playoff between WGM Jennifer Yu and GM Irina Krush was a thrilling fight between these fierce competitors from start to finish. In the end, Yu won the playoff in an armageddon tiebreak, gaining her second title, and becoming the 2022 U.S. Women’s Champion. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 13 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

GM Fabiano Caruana is the 2022 U.S. Champion, clinching his second title with a draw in the 13th and final round of the tournament against GM Levon Aronian, a first-time competitor in the U.S. Championship. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 12 Recap

 

by NM Vanessa West

A broken king? A blundered bishop? A scrambled leaderboard in the U.S. Women’s Championship with one round to go? Chaos has erupted at the U.S. Championships. 

Fabiano Caruana and his closest competitor Ray Robson each drew, staying in first and second. Wild card GM Awonder Liang fought for 105 moves for the win to join Leiner Dominguez in a tie for third. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 11 Recap

 

by Vanessa West

GM Fabiano Caruana leads with two rounds to go. GM Ray Robson remains in second place, but GM Leinier Dominguez and GM Sam Sevian inched closer with victories. 

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, WGM Jennifer Yu won to keep her lead while GM Irina Krush and WGM Thalia Cervantes also won to remain in striking distance. Yu will face each of her closest competitors in the last two rounds, shaping up for an exciting finale. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 10 Recap

 

by NM Vanessa West

GM Hans Niemann entered the round determined to have a decisive result and was the only player to score a victory today. GM Fabiano Caruana maintains his lead with Ray Robson trailing by half a point, heading into the rest day.

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 9 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

GM Sam Shankland was the only player to gain ground in round 9, defeating GM Christopher Yoo to join the tie for third. GM Fabiano Caruana continues to lead with GM Ray Robson trailing by half a point. 

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, WGM Jennifer Yu leapfrogged into clear first with a victory over FM Ashritha Eswaran.

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 8 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

Fabiano Caruana remains the U.S. Championship leader, but GM Ray Robson is close on his tail, narrowing the gap to a half point with a victory. In the U.S. Women’s Championship, Megan Lee pulled into the sole lead with a win over FM Ashritha Eswaran. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 7 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

GM Ray Robson upset GM Wesley So to break 2700 for the first time. He’s in clear second, trailing GM Fabiano Caruana by a point, who won again to reach plus four. 

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, WIM Megan Lee defeated WGM Jennifer Yu to replace her in the tie for first with GM Irina Krush. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 6 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

GM Fabiano Caruana increased his lead to a full point ahead of the field with a victory against GM Elshan Moradiabadi. GM Dariusz Swiercz achieved the biggest upset, defeating GM Levon Aronian. 

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, GM Irina Krush won a third game in a row to join WGM Jennifer Yu at the top of the scoreboard. Shockingly, out of the eight decisive games between both sections, Black won seven times. 

2022 U.S. Chess & Women’s Chess Championship - Day 5 Recap

 by NM Vanessa West

After five rounds, Fabiano Caruana continues to lead the field by half a point. In the U.S. Women’s Championship, Jennifer has taken the sole lead with a fourth victory. 

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