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Triple Exclam was announced to the public March 11th and the reception has been very enthusiastic. The biography of International Master Emory Tate has won some plaudits around the country and slowly making its way around the world. It has been introduced at book parties and will be featured in upcoming book signings. The book […]

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The recently-ended 2017 U.S. Championship was quite an exciting affair with Wesley So and Sabina Foisor winning their respective titles. There were quite a number of unexpected results as veterans Alexander Onischuk and Varuzhan Akobian scored some crucial victories to put themselves in position to win the tournament. Akobian lost the last round to Hikaru […]

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The U.S. Championship is set for its 9th edition at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. With three of the world’s top ten players, five-time champion Gata Kamsky, three-time champion Alexander Shabalov, 2006 champion Alexander Onischuk and the reigning World Junior Champion, Jeffrey Xiong, the tournament continues to get stronger. The women’s […]

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Fabiano Caruana 2016 U.S. Chess Champion The tide has turned and the balance of power has shifted in American chess. There were two new champions crowned after the U.S. Championships held in St. Louis ending this past weekend. Fabiano Caruana was crowned the champion in his debut. After switching his federation back to the U.S. […]

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Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush… 2015 U.S. Chess Champions! On a crisp Monday night of April 13th, Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush were crowned as the U.S. Champions. It would be the 4th for Nakamura and the 7th for Krush. It also reinforces the notion of where the power lies in American chess. While there […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #11 (Sunday, 12 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM So, Wesley 5.5 2788 GM Troff, Kayden W 5.0 2532 1-0 2 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 2.5 2633 GM Kamsky, Gata 5.0 2683 ½-½ 3 GM Shankland, Samuel L 4.5 2661 GM […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #10 (Saturday, 11 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.5 2532 GM Gareev, Timur 3.5 2604 ½-½ 2 GM Robson, Ray 6.0 2656 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 6.5 2798 ½-½ 3 GM Onischuk, Alexander 5.0 2665 GM Sevian, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #9 (Friday, 10 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Kamsky, Gata 4.5 2683 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.0 2532 ½-½ 2 GM So, Wesley 4.5 2788 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 3.0 2622 0F-1F 3 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 1.5 2633 GM Holt, […]

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The tournament has gone from bad to worse for Wesley So. Photo by Lennart Ootes. Everyone who follows international chess will have heard the controversy surrounding Wesley So’s forfeiture in the ninth round of the 2015 U.S. Championships. One of the pre-tournament favorites, this tournament has turned into quite a nightmare for the Filipino star […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #8 (Thursday, 9 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 4.0 2532 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 5.0 2798 0-1 2 GM Gareev, Timur 2.0 2604 GM Sevian, Samuel 4.0 2531 1-0 3 GM Robson, Ray 5.0 2656 GM Shankland, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #7 (Wednesday, 8 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2.5 2622 GM Troff, Kayden W 3.0 2532 0-1 2 GM Kamsky, Gata 3.0 2683 GM Holt, Conrad 2.5 2530 1-0 3 GM So, Wesley 3.5 2788 GM Onischuk, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #6 (Tuesday, 7 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 3.0 2532 GM Sevian, Samuel 2.5 2531 0-1 2 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 4.0 2798 GM Shankland, Samuel L 2.0 2661 ½-½ 3 GM Gareev, Timur 1.5 2604 GM […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #5 (Sunday, 5 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Holt, Conrad 1.5 2530 GM Troff, Kayden W 2.0 2532 0-1 2 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2.0 2622 GM Onischuk, Alexander 2.0 2665 ½-½ 3 GM Kamsky, Gata 2.0 2683 GM Robson, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #4 (Saturday, 4 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 1.0 2665 GM Troff, Kayden W 1.0 2532 ½-½ 2 GM Holt, Conrad 1.0 2530 GM Robson, Ray 1.5 2656 ½-½ 3 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 1.0 2622 GM Gareev, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #3 (Friday, 3 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 1.0 2665 GM Troff, Kayden W 1.0 2532 ½-½ 2 GM Holt, Conrad 1.0 2530 GM Robson, Ray 1.5 2656 0-1 3 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 1.0 2622 GM Gareev, […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #2 (Thursday, 2 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Troff, Kayden W 0.0 2532 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 0.0 2633 1-0 2 GM Shankland, Samuel L 0.5 2661 GM So, Wesley 1.0 2788 0-1 3 GM Sevian, Samuel 0.0 2531 GM […]

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2015 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #1 (Wednesday, 1 April 2015) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Robson, Ray 0.0 2656 GM Troff, Kayden W 0.0 2532 1-0 2 GM Onischuk, Alexander 0.0 2665 GM Gareev, Timur 0.0 2604 ½-½ 3 GM Holt, Conrad 0.0 2530 GM Nakamura, […]

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Weeks ago, we announced the coming of the 2015 U.S. Championship and the historic nature of this year’s edition. Headlined by two of the world’s top ten players, a mixture of veterans and several rising stars, it will prove to be perhaps the most anticipated championship in many years. While attention is aimed at Hikaru […]

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We are only in the second month of 2015 and there is already heightened anticipation of the U.S. Championships which will begin on March 31st. What is the reason for the excitement? First, Wesley So will be competing in his first U.S. Championship and his transfer will ultimately make the tournament much more competitive in […]

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GM Gata Kamsky and GM Irina Krush2014 U.S. Champions 2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USATiebreaks (Sunday, 20 May 2013) Armageddon Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 0.0 2582 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 0.0 2643 0-1 Playoff Tiebreak 2 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 0.0 2643 GM Kamsky, Gata 0.0 2713 […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #11 (Sunday, 19 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Robson, Ray 5.0 2631 GM Onischuk, Alexander 5.0 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Erenburg, Sergey 3.5 2633 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 4.0 2595 1-0 3 GM Shankland, Samuel L 5.5 2634 GM Gareev, […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #10 (Sunday, 18 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.5 2668 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 4.5 2543 ½-½ 2 GM Molner, Mackenzie 3.0 2522 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 6.0 2582 ½-½ 3 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 6.0 2643 GM Kamsky, Gata […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #9 (Saturday, 17 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 3.0 2595 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.0 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Robson, Ray 3.5 2631 GM Gareev, Timur 4.0 2653 1-0 3 GM Erenburg, Sergey 2.5 2633 GM Friedel, Joshua […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #8 (Friday, 16 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Onischuk, Alexander 4.0 2668 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 4.0 2582 0-1 2 GM Naroditsky, Daniel 4.0 2543 GM Kamsky, Gata 4.5 2713 ½-½ 3 GM Molner, Mackenzie 2.0 2522 GM Shankland, Samuel […]

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2014 U.S. Chess Championship St. Louis, Missouri, USARound #7 (Wednesday, 14 May 2013) Overall Table White Score Rating Black Score Rating Result 1 GM Gareev, Timur 3.0 2653 GM Onischuk, Alexander 3.5 2668 ½-½ 2 GM Ramirez, Alejandro 2.5 2595 GM Friedel, Joshua E 3.0 2505 0-1 3 GM Robson, Ray 3.0 2631 GM Akobian, […]

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