Posts Tagged ‘championship’

U.S. Chess Championship – Favorites at the Top

The bell curve of scores began to take shape after today’s round three of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. With six of the 11 games pitting first-time opponents against each other, a lot of unknowns preluded the afternoon. The top two rated players pulled ahead in both competitions, with one surprising party […]

Zatonskih Stays Perfect at 2012 U.S. Championships

After two rounds of play at the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, only one player out of 22 remains with an unblemished record. Defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih continued her unparallelled recent success at the event by beating WGM Camilla Baginskaite. No other player in either tournament could string together a second win in […]

1st Round of U.S.Championship [pgn files]

Here are the games from the 1st round of male championship of the U.S.A. in chess. What game do you like the most? Was it Nakamura’s game where he used the good old and romantic Ewans Gambit?

Decisive Results Abound in Round 1 of U.S. Championships

There were running starts and standing starts and very little in between to open the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. All but three games in the events produced a decisive result. The tournaments are being hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for the fourth consecutive year. In a […]

British Blitz Championship 2012

British Blitz Championship will be played on Saturday 24th March, 2012 at the Quinborne Community Centre, Quinton (Birmingham). The championship is open to players from all countries, so if you want to play some good blitz games and you will be in the UK that weekend, you are invited to attend!

Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in St. Louis

Fields set for 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship The fields are set for both the 2012 U.S. Championship and 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 in St. Louis. Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and International Master Anna Zatonskih each look to defend their respective titles against strong […]

Irina Krush – New Women’s Chess Champion of the U.S.

I mentioned the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship in a few posts here on the blog. I have covered some first rounds, but I have not let you know the final results. This post is here to fix it. After great battles and nine rounds IM Irina Krush became the Women’s Chess Champion of the U.S. […]

2st Round of the US Women’s Chess Championship – No Draws Again!

Incredible! Yesterday we could watch the second round of the US Women’s Chess Championship which is played in Saint Louis. None of the games finished by draw again. So far there were 10 games played and all of them finished with win of one of opponents. What a combative tournament! The standing after 2 rounds: […]

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