Monday, May 17, 2010

U.S. Chess Championship 2010

The 2010 U.S. Chess Championship, which is taking place on May 13-25 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).

This year's championship features a purse of more than $170,000, the largest per-capita prize fund in the tournament's history.

The complete list of players includes the following:
* The defending U.S. Champion: GM Hikaru Nakamura
* The winner of the 2009 U.S. Senior Open Championship: GM Larry Christiansen
* The winner of the 2009 U.S. Junior Championship: GM Ray Robson
* The top five qualifiers from the 2009 U.S. Open Championship: GMs Aleksandr Lenderman, Sergey Kudrin, Alex Yermolinsky, Dmitry Gurevich, and Jesse Kraai
* The winner of the 2010 ICC State Champion of Champions: IM Levon Altounian
* The top 11 U.S. players by rating of the United States Chess Federation:
- GM Gata Kamsky
- GM Alexander Onischuk
- GM Varuzhan Akobian
- GM Yury Shulman
- GM Jaan Ehlvest
- GM Alexander Shabalov
- GM Gregory Kaidanov
- GM Robert Hess
- GM Melikset Khachiyan
- GM Joel Benjamin
- GM Ben Finegold
* Four wildcard spots:
- GM Alexander Stripunsky
- GM Vinay Bhat
- IM Irina Krush
- IM Sam Shankland

Live coverage from the official website

Live games with computer analysis

Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate

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