US Championships will take place on April 18-30

Tenth consecutive year for Saint Louis to host U.S. and U.S. Women’s Championships

U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships to be Held at the Saint Louis Chess Club

SAINT LOUIS (January 8, 2018) — 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

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