U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships to be held in Saint Louis Print
Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:12
For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. Since the 2009 Championships, the Chess Club has awarded more than two million dollars in prize money, with an additional $294,000 on the line for this year’s 24 competitors.

When: April 18-30, 2018

Who: The 2018 U.S. Chess Championship will include the defending 2017 U.S. Champion — Grandmaster Wesley So, 2017 U.S. Junior Champion — International Master Awonder Liang, and 2017 U.S. Open Champion — Grandmaster Alex Lenderman, along with one wildcard and 8 players who qualify based on their United States Chess Federation (USCF) rating.

The 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship will include defending 2017 U.S Women’s Champion — Woman Grandmaster Sabina Foisor, 2017 U.S. Girls’ Champion — Women’s International Master Akshita Gorti, two wildcards, and 8 players who qualify by USCF rating.

Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108


Event Details: Information will be available at uschesschamps.com. Spectators will be able to enjoy world class commentary live at uschesschamps.com or by visiting the Saint Louis Chess Club located in the heart of the historic Central West End.

Tickets will be $10/day and include access to watch games live in the tournament hall, as well as live commentary provided at Kingside Diner. Complimentary valet parking also provided for spectators and media.

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