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2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Day 3 Recap

Fabiano Caruana was crowned the winner of the 2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX after defeating Alireza Firouzja in Armageddon during their rapid playoff match. The victory capped off an incredible day for Caruana, who won his final three games in regulation to finish with 6.5/9 and catch Firouzja to force a playoff tiebreaker.

2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Day 2 Recap

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov surged ahead today in the Champions Showdown, winning all three of his games to finish tied for first with Alireza Firouzja, both on 4.5/6. Yesterday’s leader Ian Nepomniachtchi slipped to third place with 4.0/6, while former World Champion Garry Kasparov was unfortunately once again shut out from scoring any points.

Check out the full replay of live coverage from the day here. The time control for the event is game in 20 minutes with a 5 second increment.

2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX - Day 1 Recap

The 2022 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX kicked off today with an elite 10-player rapid round-robin featuring Chess960 (Fischer Random), a rich variant where the starting arrangement of the pieces is shuffled on the back rank.

After the first day of action, 2022 FIDE Candidates winner Ian Nepomniachtchi leads the field with a perfect 3/3 score, while 2018 World Championship challenger Fabiano Caruana is currently in clear second with 2.5/3.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 9 Recap

The final day of the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships was one of the most thrilling finishes at a National Championship and one to be remembered for years, with all the titles being up for grabs until the final round the day was certainly an emotional rollercoaster.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 8 Recap

Day 8 of the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships brought another thrilling day of chess but the tiredness started to be felt by the players as only one round remains. Many unexpected blunders decided some of today’s games. With one round to go, things are heating up and the titles are still up for grabs in each of the three events.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 7 Recap

Round 7 of the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships was certainly the most dramatic day yet, with many of the leaders suffering tough defeats, allowing some players to close in the gaps, and the contention for the crowns is still up in the air.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 6 Recap

Coming back after the rest day, the fights in today’s Round 6 of the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships did not disappoint, bringing more inspiring chess and dramatic results.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 5 Recap

Day 5 of the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships brought another entertaining round as some of the players chose gambits as a way to surprise and potentially throw-off their opponents, gaining initiative and trying to improve their place in the standings.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 4 Recap

Round 4 brought another exciting day of chess at the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships. The day was filled with convincing chess, but also lucky saves, double-blindness and turning around results.

2022 U.S. National Championships - Day 3 Recap

Day 3 was certainly the most exciting day so far in the 2022 U.S. Senior, U.S. Junior, & U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships. Although the Senior Championship saw a peaceful day with only one decisive game, the Girls’ and Junior Championships brought unexpected and heartbreaking results.

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