NM Charles Lawton analyzing with FM Morris Giles at the Midwest Masters Invitational in 1982. IM Michael Brooks is also pictured and also got a wildcard spot.
National Master Charles Lawton will compete in the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship in his hometown of St. Louis on May 7th-17th. He was a wildcard selection and a longtime Missouri resident and former state champion. Missouri native IM Michael Brooks also received a wildcard spot.