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.
The video games of the US Chess Championship will be discovered at: Open | ladies.
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!
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.
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.
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
|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|
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.
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
|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|
|1 1||Sharevich, Anna||2276||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.