2015 U.S. Championship Overview

2015 U.S. Championship LogoThe 2015 U.S. Championship is a 12-player Round Robin tournament hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Featuring 12 of the best American chess players, the Championship represents the pinnacle of American chess each year.

Prize Fund
Place Prize Place Prize
1st $45,000 7th $9,000
2nd $30,000 8th $8,000
3rd $20,000 9th $7,000
4th $15,000 10th $6,000
5th $12,000 11th $5,000
6th $10,000 12th $4,000
Special Prizes: $4,000
Total Prize Fund: $175,000

Held concurrently with the 2015 U.S. Women's Championship, competitors in the 2015 U.S. Championship will battle from April 1st through 13th for the title of U.S. Champion and a top prize of $45,000. If one lucky competitor is able to reproduce Bobby Fischer's 1963-64 U.S. Championship 11-0 performance by winning every game, they earn a bonus prize of $64,000. The top five players will also qualify to play in the World Championship cycle.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Chess Club & Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host the U.S. Championship. Special thanks to the U.S. Chess Federation.

Schedule of Events
Date Event Start Time*
Round 1 1:00 PM
2-Apr Round 2 1:00 PM
3-Apr Round 3 1:00 PM
4-Apr Round 4
1:00 PM
5-Apr Round 5 1:00 PM
6-Apr Rest Day  
7-Apr Round 6 1:00 PM
8-Apr Round 7 1:00 PM
9-Apr Round 8 1:00 PM
10-Apr Round 9 1:00 PM
11-Apr Round 10 1:00 PM
12-Apr Round 11 1:00 PM

* All times listed are CDT (GMT -5).