The U.S. chess community is gearing up for what promises to be an exciting tournament. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis plays host to the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship as 24 players will square off for the national crown. Gata Kamsky and Hikaru Nakamura will lead the way in a field featuring a 9-round Swiss and $130,000 prize fund. According to the USCF website, the field will consist of the following 24 players:
From the photos of the venue, it appears that the conditions are excellent and the organizers are looking forward to the challenge.
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