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Naroditsky Clear First at U.S. Junior Closed Championship

FM Luke Harmon-Vellotti entered atop the standings with 2.5/3 points, but he fell in glorious fashion to FM Samuel Sevian in round 4. The full-point victory was one of four on the day, with only one draw.

Top 2 in World, Top 2 in U.S. Battle for Sinquefield Cup

The World’s No. 1 ranked player, GM Magnus Carlsen, will battle GMs Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky for the Sinquefield Cup, September 9-15.

Harmon-Vellotti tops Shetty to take lead at U.S. Juniors

Round 3 featured defeats of IM Victor Shen and FM Atulya Shetty, who had been the early frontrunners of the tournament heading into Sunday, and points on the board for both FM Jeffrey Xiong and WFM Sarah Chiang.

Shen, Shetty Lead After 2 at U.S. Junior Closed

After a completely decisive first round on Friday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, four out of five games on Saturday featured identical-score matchups, ensuring some early separation in the rankings.

No Draws in Round 1 of U.S. Junior Closed Championship

At the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, a decisive round 1 saw four of the five players playing white emerge victorious at the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship.

U.S. Junior Champ Hopefuls Blitz as Battle Looms

Blitz games passed the time surrounding the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship opening ceremony last night, as America’s best players under the age of 21 gathered at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Rising Stars Meet in Saint Louis for Junior Championship

Chess prodigies from across the nation have gathered in Saint Louis to compete in the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, the premier chess tournament in the country for players under the age of 21.

Sinquefield Cup Moved to September

The Sinquefield Cup, originally scheduled to be held in Saint Louis in July, has been rescheduled for September. This tournament will feature a four-player double-round robin of some of the strongest players in the world.

Field Set for 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The 10-player field has been set for the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, scheduled to be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) June 13-23.

U.S. Championships Special to Air on FOX Sports Midwest May 25

On May 25 at 6 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Midwest will air a one-hour recap special covering the 2013 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships.

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