US Chess Championships 2015

Watch LIVE the US Chess Championships 2015 with computer analysis: Men | Women

The U.S. Chess Championship 2015 takes place in Saint Louis between 1st April and 13th April 2015.


Players and pairings for the first round
GM Ray Robson - GM Kayden Troff
GM Alex Onischuk - GM Timur Gareev
GM Conrad Holt - GM Hikaru Nakamura
GM Var Akobian - GM Sam Sevian
GM Gata Kamsky - GM Sam Shankland
GM Wesley So - GM Daniel Naroditsky

The championship section looks to be exceptionally difficult, with world top-10 players GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Wesley So eager to claim the status of being America's best player. Meanwhile, reigning U.S. Champion Gata Kamsky will aim to use a full career's experience to seek his sixth national title, while rising stars Sam Shankland, Ray Robson, Daniel Naroditsky, Kayden Troff and Sam Sevian are poised for several upsets during the event.


Players and pairings for the first round
FM Alisa Melekhina - NM Apurva Virkud
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan - WIM Annie Wang
WFM Jennifer Yu - WGM Anna Sharevich
WGM Katerina Nemcova - IM Rusudan Goletiani
WGM Sabina Foisor - GM Irina Krush
WIM Viktorija Ni - IM Nazi Paikidze

The women's section seems less combative, as GM Irina Krush is a clear favorite to win the event following the absence of her main rival IM Anna Zatonskih. Still, Krush will have to overcome WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, who seems to get closer to the title every year, as well as newcomers IM Nazi Paikidze and WGM Anna Sharevich, who will also be looking to fight for the crown.


1-Apr 1:00 PM Round 1
2-Apr 1:00 PM Round 2
3-Apr 1:00 PM Round 3
4-Apr 1:00 PM Round 4
5-Apr 1:00 PM Round 5
6-Apr 1:00 PM Rest Day
7-Apr 1:00 PM Round 6
8-Apr 1:00 PM Round 7
9-Apr 1:00 PM Round 8
10-Apr 1:00 PM Round 9
11-Apr 1:00 PM Round 10
12-Apr 1:00 PM Round 11

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