Krush Crowned; Playoffs Await Kamsky, Ramirez

IM Irina Krush put on a dominating performance (8/9) to earn her fifth U.S. Women's Championship title. GMs Gata Kamsky and Alejandro Ramirez will play tomorrow at noon in a two-game rapid playoff to determine the U.S. Champion.

Krush Cruises, Kamsky Holds at U.S. Championships

In a day in which both leaders could have at least guaranteed themselves a spot in a first-place tiebreak, only one built a safety net. Round 9 will determine either a champion or playoffs in both events.

Pivotal Matchups Loom in Round 8 of U.S. Championships

GM Gata Kamsky could only draw GM Alejandro Ramirez in the U.S. Championship, which kept the door open for a handful of hopefuls. In the U.S. Women's Championship, three are still in contention for the first-place prize.

Ramirez Joins Chase, Abrahamyan Inches Closer

GM Alejandro Ramirez defeated GM Joel Benjamin to pull just a half point behind tourney leader GM Gata Kamsky. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan took advantage of an IM Irina Krush draw to inch closer.

Krush Pulls Away, Kamsky Draws at U.S. Championships

The push and pull of the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship continued yesterday in round five, but this time the men pulled closer to the leader, while the leading lady began to push away from the field.

Meet the Players: GM Yury Shulman

Our continuing segment introduces the players at this year's U.S. Championship. Introducing the 2008 U.S. Champion, GM Yury Shulman.

Tourney Leaders Win Again at U.S. Championships

A pair of runaway trains kept up their furious pace in round four as both tournament leaders, GM Gata Kamsky and IM Irina Krush, won their fourth consecutive games to maintain their respective leads.

Meet the Players: GM Robert Hess

GM Robert Hess is balancing chess with a full courseload at Yale and helping spearhead a new sports website: The Sports Quotient.

Krush, Kamsky Remain Perfect at U.S. Championships

Out of the field of 34 players in both the U.S. and U.S. Women's Championship, only two remain perfect: pre-tourney favorite GM Gata Kamsky and reigning U.S. Women's Champion IM Irina Krush.

Five Remain Perfect at U.S. Championships

After two rounds of the U.S. Championships, there are five perfect scores remaining: IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonksih and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan in the U.S. Women's Championship and GMs Gata Kamsky and Larry Christiansen in the U.S. Championship.


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