2020 US Championships

Saint Louis Chess Club to Host 2020 U.S. Chess Championships Online From October 8-29

SAINT LOUIS, September 14, 2020 - October of 2020 will mark an extraordinary chapter in American chess history, as due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the 2020 U.S. Chess Championships online for the first time. The 2020 U.S. Chess Championships consists of five national tournaments that will be held in rapid format: U.S. Championship, U.S. Women’s Championship, U.S. Junior Championship, U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, and U.S. Senior Championship.

2020 U.S. Championships Postponement

U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship are Postponed

The premier events on the annual US Chess calendar will be held later in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns; Hall of Fame events also affected.



Due to the recent spread of the COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone the 2020 U.S. Championships, scheduled for April 9-23 at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

Commentators & Arbiters

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GM Yasser SeirawanGM Yasser Seirawan
2677 (USCF) | 2620 (FIDE)
4-time U.S. Champion

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