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2014 U.S. Championships
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:54
None of the four leaders in the 2014 U.S. Championship or 2014 U.S. Women's Championship was able to win today, and both of the players trailing by a half point won to force two three-way playoffs. GMs Alex Lenderman and Varuzhan Akobian drew, allowing GM Gata Kamsky to catch them by defeating GM Josh Friedel. All three end on 7/11. On the women's...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:02
Gata Kamsky won his 4th U.S. Championship title on Monday after beating Alejandro Ramirez in a nerve-racking rapid playoff. The two grandmasters had finished shared first with 6.5 points in the 9-round Swiss. Irina Krush didn't need a playoff; she finished on a splendid 8/9, half a point more than Anna Zatonskih. We pick up the tournament where we...
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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...
Kamsky, Nakamura, Seirawan to play U.S. Championship
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:48
After a year of absence, Hikaru Nakamura will be back in St. Louis this year to seek his third U.S. Championship title. His main rival will be reigning champion Gata Kamsky while former winner and "semi-retired" Yasser Seirawan will be playing for the second year in a row. PRESS RELEASE Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in St. Louis...