2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 9

The final round of the U.S. Junior Championship was as exciting as one could have hoped for. The fight for first place was not decided until this round, and other top places were still within reach of several players.

2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 8

The 8th round was a tepid round, with all the games ending in a draw within 4 hours of play. Nonetheless, the games had several exciting moments, but fatigue played an important role, as several players missed the opportunity to realize their advantage.

2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 7

The 7th round showed the players were fatigued but still looking to give it their all. After 4 hours of play, not a single had been decided yet which set a new record in this year’s tournament.

2016 U.S. Junior Closed - Round 6

After 5 hard fought rounds, the participants had the Wednesday off to prepare themselves for the second half of the tournament. Whereas most players stayed in and rested up, Kayden Troff had a busy schedule.

Grandmaster Kayden Troff First to be Titled with Eagle Scout

Achieving the grandmaster title is a huge feat. The hours spent every day studying, the days spent in airplanes, buses and airports just to travel to tournaments, the weeks spent at tournament halls, the months trying to perfect every strategy, truly are countless.

Previous Tournament

2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship game information and recaps can be found here. 

Live

2016 Sinquefield Cup

Watch the 4th annual Sinquefield Cup live from Saint Louis with GM Maurice Ashley, GM Yasser Seirwan, GM Alejandro Ramirez and WGM Jennifer Shahade. 

Players

Sinquefield Cup 

Get to know the competitors for the 2016 Sinquefield Cup