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Nakamura, Nemcova Stay On Top; Krush, So Half-Step Behind

With wins on Sunday, U.S. No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura took clear first of the 2015 U.S. Championship, while reigning Women's champion GM Irina Krush pulled within a half-point of the lead. Monday will be a rest day.

U.S. Champs Round 4: Nakamura Holds Off So; Nemcova Takes Clear Lead

Saturday at the 2015 U.S. Championship produced a day of tension-filled draws, including a begrudging truce between World No. 3 and 8 players Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, while the Women's Championship proved decisive.

Favorites Flounder, Leaders Come Up Winless in U.S. Championships R3

GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So and Irina Krush combined for just a half-point across three games in Friday's third round of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships.

Nakamura and So Take U.S. Lead, Grab World No. 2 and 5 spots

Grandmaster GM Hikaru Nakamura U.S. Chess Championships 2015 CCSCSL
Grandmaster GM Kayden Troff U.S. Chess Championships 2015 CCSCSL

American No. 1 GM Hikaru Nakamura crossed the super-elite 2800 FIDE rating threshold and became the World No. 2 with his second-round win at the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships.

2015 U.S. Chess Championships Set to Start Wednesday

Opening Ceremony at the Saint Louis Art Museum brought inductions to the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, as well as the Drawing of Lots to kickoff the 2015 U.S. Chess Championships.

The 2015 U.S. Chess Championships Opening Ceremony at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Opening ceremonies for the 2015 national chess championships will be held at the Saint Louis Art Museum this Tuesday evening, March 31.

Raise That Flag: 2015 U.S. Championships to Showcase Rising World Strength

2015 U.S. Chess Championships

Grandmasters Gata Kamsky and Irina Krush will defend their titles as U.S. Champions this April at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Nakamura Knocks Out Aronian in Blitz Offensive

GM Hikaru Nakamura upheld his reputation as one of the world's finest blitz players on Tuesday afternoon, scoring 9.5 times in 16 games with Levon Aronian on Tuesday afternoon. With the round victory, Nakamura wins the Showdown in Saint Louis.

Match in Doubt: Blitz it Out

A second draw in Monday's fourth Classical game kept the Showdown in Saint Louis tied entering the final day of the match. Tuesday's fifth round will settle the score with 16 games of Blitz chess, with the winner claiming a king's share of the $100,000 prize purse.

Aronian Dances Out of Sharp Grunfeld; Draw Keeps Showdown Knotted

Armenian super GM Levon Aronian dodged Hikaru Nakamura's attack in the third round of the Showdown in Saint Louis, leaving the match tied with one Classical game remaining.

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