Tue. Sep 27th, 2022


Some of the anticipated tournaments in America, the primary spherical of the US Chess Championship was on Wednesday, October 6. The occasion, as typical, is being organized by the St. Louis Chess Membership. Twelve gamers compete for a prize fund of $194,000 within the US Championships, whereas twelve gamers play within the US Ladies’s Championship for prize cash of $100,000.

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Within the US Championships, the top-seeded GMs are Fabiano Caruana (2800 FIDE), Wesley So (2778), and Linear Dominguez Pérez (2760). It performs host to many different extraordinarily sturdy gamers, equivalent to America’s high younger expertise GM Jeffrey Jeong, former US Champion GM Samuel Shankland and plenty of extra. GM Lazaro Brujon Batista is collaborating within the US Championship for the primary time since altering his federation from Cuba.

Within the US Ladies’s Championship occasion, the highest gamers are GM Irina Krush (2429 FIDE), IM Anna Zatonskih (2422), and IM Carissa Yip (2402).

With this introduction, let’s check out how the event began. And it someway did not begin out as many anticipated!

GM John Burke became one of the two leaders after the first round.
GM John Burke turned one of many two leaders after the primary spherical.
Photograph: Crystal Fuller / St. Louis Chess Membership.

GMs John M. Burke and Ray Robson had been the one gamers to win their video games within the first spherical, versus GMs Darius Swierz and Daniel Naroditsky, respectively. Burke and Robson took the lead early within the event, whereas high seeds Caruana, So, and Dominguez drew their video games.

GM Ray Robson (left) was one other hero of the primary spherical. Notice that GMs who graduate from Webster College’s Spice program put on Spice masks. Photograph: Crystal Fuller / St. Louis Chess Membership.

It is fairly shocking that the 2 favorites—Caruana and Dominguez—had been in nice hazard at the moment. Caruana was defeated positionally by Bruzón and miraculously survived the troubles of the previous Cuban Grandmaster on the time.

That is GM Bruzon’s first US Championship. Within the first spherical, he gave high seed Caruana a tricky time and almost beat him to Black. Photograph: Lennart Oates / St. Louis Chess Membership.

Within the Dominguez vs GM Alexandre Lenderman recreation, Dominguez blended up one thing in the beginning and struggled to seek out an lively transfer after Lenderman superior his d-pawn. Nevertheless, White misjudged the scenario and gave the highest seed a break.

It’s fascinating to level out that each Robson and Burke have been members of the well-known Spice Chess program at Webster College. Robson had graduated a couple of years earlier, whereas Burke started his junior 12 months. So are another gamers, like Bruzzone and Lenderman. Within the ladies’s part, WGM Katerina Nemkova additionally graduated from Webster and was a member of SPICE.

US Championship All Video games Spherical 1

Spherical 1 Standing
















, irrigated participant RTG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 rating sb
1 robson, ray 2669

1 1.0/1 0
2 Burke, John Moe 2554

1

1.0/1 0
3 Caruana, Fabiano 2800

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
4 so, wesley 2778

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
5 Dominguez Perez, Linear 2760

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
6 shankland, sami 2714

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
7 jeong, jeffrey 2700

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
8 Savian, Samuel 2654

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
9 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2645

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
10 Lenderman, Alexandri 2607

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
1 1 Swierz, Darius 2647

0

0.0/1 0
12 Naroditsky, Daniel 2623 0

0.0/1 0

Within the US Ladies’s Championship, 4 video games ended decisively: Krush defeated WIM Megan Lee, Nemkova defeated Zatonskih, WIM Ashrita Easwaran gained towards WGM Anna Sharevich, and at last, WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova defeated WGM Tatev. Abrahamian in a completely insane recreation, the place sooner or later the engine was displaying +75(!) to his opponent.

One other debutant of the US Championship, WGM Tokhirzonova, gained and have become one of many leaders. Photograph credit score: Lennart Oates/St. Louis Chess Membership.

The primary spherical gave us many shocking outcomes. There is no such thing as a doubt that the upcoming rounds might be much more thrilling, so be sure to comply with the web stream and browse the following event report!

US Ladies’s Championship All Video games Spherical 1

Spherical 1 Standing
















, irrigated participant RTG 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 rating sb
1 crush, irina 2429

1 1.0/1 0
2 Nemkova, Katerina 2331

1

1.0/1 0
3 Tokhirzonova, Gulrukhbegim 2322

1

1.0/1 0
4 Ishwaran, Ashrita 2244

1

1.0/1 0
5 yip, carissa 2402

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
6 pikidze, nazik 2374

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
7 Foiser, Sabina-Francesca 2205

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
8 Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia 2175

one and a half

0.5/1 0.25
9 Zatonskih, Anna 2422

0

0.0/1 0
10 Abraham, Tateev 2344

0

0.0/1 0
1 1 Sharevich, Anna 2276

0

0.0/1 0
12 Lee, Megan 2211 0

0.0/1 0

The 2021 US Chess Championship will happen in St. Louis on October 5–19, 2021, to find out the following chess champion of america. The 2021 US Ladies’s Championships are being held concurrently. The format of each occasions is identical: a 12-player, 11-round event with prize cash of $194,000 for the US Championship and $100,000 for the Ladies’s US Championship.


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