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Carlsen & Nakamura at the 2012 London Chess Classic
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:28
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky are the participants of the first Sinquefield Cup, a brand new tournament on American soil. The 4-player double round robin has a prize fund of $170,000 and will be held September 9-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), the city that has been the "chess...
Friday, May 10, 2013 19:19
Gata Kamsky and Irina are still leading the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women's Championship after six rounds of play. Kamsky won his game in round 4 as well, but then drew in round 5 and 6 and is half a point ahead of Alexander Onischuk and Alejandro Ramirez. Krush kept her perfect score until round 5 only then was held to a draw. The women's...
Monday, May 06, 2013 11:27
Gata Kamsky and Irina Krush are the only players who started their U.S. Championships with a perfect score: 3/3. Kamsky defeated Alexander Shabalov, Kayden Troff and Larry Christiansen while Krush won against Alena Kats, Iryna Zenyuk and Anna Zatonskih. The 2013 U.S. Championship and 2013 U.S. Women’s Championship are being held simultaneously May...
Thursday, May 02, 2013 15:00
Timur Gareev performed a blindfold simultaneous exhibition on Tuesday in Saint Louis (USA) and scored 29 wins, four draws and zero losses. His opponents were all members of the Saint Louis Chess Club. The simul was held the day before the start of the 2013 US Championships. We received the following press release from the organizers. The photos...
Loek van Wely
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 22:05
On Monday night at Newark Airport Loek van Wely was denied to enter the United States because he "lacked a work visa". When the Dutch grandmaster told the authorities that, among other things, he was going to teach chess to American kids, they considered this an illegal working activity. As a result of that, Van Wely's entry was refused, he got...
Karpov beats Seirawan 10-8 in St. Louis match
Friday, June 15, 2012 14:24
Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov defeated four-time U.S. Champion Yasser Seirawan in a match held from June 10-13 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. In the first three days of play, two classical and two rapid games were drawn, increasing the tension as the players headed into a 10-game blitz match held on June 13. This...
Hikaru Nakamura clinches third U.S. Championship title
Sunday, May 20, 2012 12:05
Hikaru Nakamura won the U.S. Championship on Saturday after beating Yasser Seirawan with white in the last round. The top rated American grandmaster finished a full point ahead of Gata Kamsky and with a point less, third came Alexander Onischuk. A report on the final two rounds. Hikaru Nakamura wins his third U.S. Championship | Photos courtesy of...
Gata Kamsky, the leader after nine rounds at the U.S. Championship
Friday, May 18, 2012 11:47
Thanks to three consecutive wins in rounds 7, 8 and 9 Gata Kamsky is in sole lead at the U.S. Championships in Saint Louis, USA. The American grandmaster caught Hikaru Nakamura in round 7 and surpassed him in round 9, by beating Yasser Seirawan, while Nakamura had to concede a draw against Aleksandr Lenderman. There are two more rounds to go and...
Hikarua Nakamura, the leader after six rounds at the U.S. Championship
Monday, May 14, 2012 9:33
Hikaru Nakamura is in sole lead at the U.S. Championships in Saint Louis, USA after six rounds. The highest rated American grandmaster, currently #7 in the world, won three games and drew three. Reigning champion Gata Kamsky is half a point behind, followed by Alexander Onischuk, Aleksandr Lenderman and Yuri Shulman who are on "+1". Hikarua...
Ray Robson vs Gata Kamsky
Friday, May 11, 2012 14:03
Pre-tournament favorites and former winners Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky are sharing the lead after three rounds at the U.S. Championships in Saint Louis, USA. In this first report we focus on the men's event and give you the daily reports by FM Mike Klein.  Round 2: Ray Robson vs Gata Kamsky, who is defending his title in Saint Louis Event U....