U.S. Chess Championships 2018 Print
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 07:33
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For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018.

The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize money, qualification into the World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Champion.

The team of USA was the winner in the last Olympiad.

2018 U.S. Chess Championship Field:

GM Fabiano Caruana 2868 Rating
GM Hikaru Nakamura 2853 Rating
GM Wesley So 2852 U.S. Champion
GM Alex Onischuk 2759 Rating
GM Ray Robson 2731 Rating
GM Sam Shankland 2730 Rating
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2728 Rating
GM Jeffery Xiong 2724 Rating
GM Alex Lenderman 2695 U.S. Open Champion
GM Awonder Liang 2669 U.S. Junior Champion
GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2717 Wildcard
GM Zviad Izoria 2714 Rating

The 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women’s World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Women’s Champion.

2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship Field:

GM Irina Krush 2524 Rating
IM Anna Zatonskih 2517 Rating
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2450 Rating
IM Nazi Paikidze 2434 Rating
WGM Sabina Foisor 2407 U.S. Women’s Champion
WGM Jennifer Yu 2402 Rating
WIM Annie Wang 2373 Rating
FM Maggie Feng 2363 Rating
WGM Anna Sharevich 2361 Rating
IM Dorsa Derakhshani 2321 Wildcard
WIM Akshita Gorti 2317 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion
IM Rusudan Goletiani 2302 Rating







 
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