Ultimate Blitz Challenge: The Finale!

Nakamura and So were leading the Ultimate Blitz Challenge going into the 2nd and final day of the event. The legendary Kasparov was trailing behind one point and seemed like he could pose some serious problems for the leaders if he could brush off the rustiness and avoid the blunders that plagued him all throughout the...

Ultimate Blitz Challenge Day 1

The 2016 U.S. Championship has ended but the chess festival in Saint Louis has one more surprise for the fans all over the world, the Ultimate Blitz Challenge!

Newcomers Take Top Honors at U.S. & U.S Women's Championship in Saint Louis

Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana and International Master Nazi Paikidze Win Prestigious Titles of U.S. and U.S. Women's Champions

Dramatic Finale At the 2016 U.S. & U.S. Women's Championships!

The 2016 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship will not only go down in the history books as the strongest event but also as arguably the one with the most dramatic finale.

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2015 Showdown in Saint LouisCaruana vs. Nakamura

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


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. 


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.