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2023 American Cup - Day 4 Recap

Day 4 of the American Cup featured a rest day for the Elimination Bracket, as the second stage of matches in the Champions Bracket were completed. Hikaru Nakamura defeated Leinier Dominguez as Black to win their mini-match 1.5-0.5, while Wesley So bested Fabiano Caruana in a rapid playoff. In the Women’s Section, both Irina Krush and Alice Lee advanced, relegating Begim Tokhirjonova and Nazí Paikidze to the Elimination Bracket.

2023 American Cup - Day 3 Recap


Day 3 of the American Cup saw four players eliminated from the tournament, as the first matches of the Elimination Bracket took place. Aronian knocked out Sevian, while Shankland won a hotly contested playoff against Robson. Meanwhile in the Women’s Section, Abrahamyan took down Nemcova, while newcomer WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan sent Zatonskih home with a 1.5-0.5 victory.

2023 American Cup - Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the American Cup saw the end of the first stage of the Champions Bracket, with several matches (Caruana-Robson, So-Shankland, Aronian-Dominguez) all decided in a rapid playoff. Meanwhile Nakamura was able to draw the second classical game after winning yesterday, relegating Sevian to the Elimination Bracket. 

2023 American Cup - Day 1 Recap

The 2023 American Cup kicked off with several decisive games on the first day of action, with Nakamura, Krush, Lee, & Tokhirjonova all taking a one-point lead in their initial matches. Their opponents (Sevian, Abrahamyan, Pourkashiyan, and Nemcova) will now have to win tomorrow’s game in order to force their match into a playoff.