Sam Shankland wins 2018 US Chess Championship!

Shankland & Caruana needed to win their chess games & they did. With the win in final round, Shankland also broke 2700!

Final round results

​Akobian, Varuzhan - Zherebukh, Yaroslav ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Onischuk, Alexander 1-0
Izoria, Zviad - Lenderman, Aleksandr ½-½
Shankland, Samuel - Liang, Awonder 1-0
So, Wesley - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½
Xiong, Jeffery - Robson, Ray 0-1

Final standings

1 Shankland, Samuel L 8.5 42.25

2 Caruana, Fabiano 8 40.5

3 So, Wesley 6.5 33.5

4 Nakamura, Hikaru 5.5 30
Lenderman, Aleksandr 5.5 27.5
Robson, Ray 5.5 27

7 Izoria, Zviad 5 28
Xiong, Jeffery 5 26.5

9 Liang, Awonder 4.5 24
Zherebukh, Yaroslav 4.5 22
Akobian, Varuzhan 4.5 20.75

12 Onischuk, Alexander 3 15

This has been an amazing chess tournament. Shankland played very steady chess and he deserves to win. Double congrats on the title at 2700!

Comments