Highest Rated Field Set for 2016 U.S. Championships

The 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, boasting the strongest fields of American men and women ever assembled, will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from April 13 through April 30.
2015 U.S. Championship Winners

Nation’s Chess Capital Welcomes 2016 U.S. Championships

For the eighth consecutive year, the nation’s top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion.

Showdown in Saint Louis Takes Home the Trophy!

The 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis brought together the best in America and the best collegiate players nationwide!

Blitz Chess - 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis

It all came down to Blitz. Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana and Grandmaster Hou Yian won the 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis.

Rapid Chess - 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis

Day three of the Showdown in Saint Louis featured Rapid Chess played by Fabiano Caruana vs. Hikaru Nakamura and Hou Yifan vs. Parimarjan Negi.

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2015 Showdown in Saint LouisCaruana vs. Nakamura

The 2015 Showdown in Saint Louis took place November 12-15, 2015. 


GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Irina Krush 

Get to know the competitors for the 2016 U.S. Championship and 2016 U.S. Women's Championship.


Showdown in Saint Louis

Watch the 2016 U.S. Championships and U.S. Women's Championships live, with streaming commentary from Yasser, Jen and Maurice.