2011 U.S. Chess Championships

The U.S. Chess Championships have begun and a strong field is in St. Louis vying for the titles. There are two groups in the open section with eight players each.

Defending Champion, GM Gata Kamsky
Photo by CCSCSL.

While Hikaru Nakamura will not participate in this year’s tournament, a new addition to the field will be American great Yasser Seirawan. He will challenge defending champion Gata Kamsky, a player who will be competing in the World Championship qualifiers in a month. Irina Krush will defend her title in the women’s section. The two championships will be held concurrently for the first time since moving to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Link: https://www.saintlouischessclub.org/
E-mail: info@saintlouischesscub.org
Preliminary: Group A Group B Women
Playoffs: Men, Women


  1. Hey Daaim!
    This is an incredible live Chess coverage! A formidable exhibition for revolution in Chess Broadcasting. I sincerely pass my gratitudes to the anchors; Maurice and Jennifer! This is prime-time presentation guys!!!
    I going to invite many to watch this! THANK YOU!

  2. Jackie,

    Yes… they have used this format coverage for the past several years. It is a first-class event and a wonderful venue. I was on site a few years back covering the tournament.

  3. I’m glad to see the performance of GM Robert Hess. I played him when he was a junior, but you never know when a player will do something special. I interviewed him back in 2009 when I covered the U.S. Championship in St. Louis. He’s said he has wanted to go to Yale all his life. I’m hoping does well against Shulman in tomorrow’s tiebreak.

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