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2018 U.S. Championships Round 11 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 11 Recap

Тhe final round of the 2018 U.S. Chess Championships has been as explosive and exciting as one could have imagined. There were four players battling for glory going into today’s games: Sam Shankland, Fabiano Caruana, Annie Wang, and Nazi Paikidze. The outcome couldn’t be more dramatic! U.S. Championship – The Shankland / Caruana affair Shankland [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 10 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 10 Recap

The championship rounds are always the most promising. The tension, the suspense revolving around the result, all of these and more are what makes us love chess. With only one round to go, the stakes are at their peak, and the players will battle tooth and nail for the top spot in both divisions. But [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 9 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 9 Recap

Another exciting round in Saint Louis, as the favorites to win the event have once again showed their good form and continued their respective streaks. The most important change after today is at the top of the open championship table, where Shankland is now the sole-leader. Let’s get right into the recap and see what [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 8 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 8 Recap

In what was surely one of the most important, and explosive rounds of the tournament, the players kept the spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last game of the round was finished (over 6 hours of play, a record for this year’s championships). Both championships are heating up, and the heat [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 7 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 7 Recap

The U.S. Championships deliver once again. As expected, the players returned to the board after the rest day with renewed energy and acute desire for winning. We are entering the last stretch and the games have been explosive; let’s get into the recap and see what happened in today’s crucial round! U.S. Championship Caruana vs [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 6 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 6 Recap

Round six of the U.S. & U.S. Women’s Chess Championships has brought important changes to the top of the standings and has cleared the path for what will surely be an explosive finish in the second part of the event. The general consensus among chess players is that the day before the rest day is [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 5 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 5 Recap

Today was a calm day in Saint Louis. The players seemed to have decided in unison to catch a breather, as eleven out of twelve games were drawn, with some of them being non-combative games. Let’s get right into the recap! U.S. Championship Shankland vs Caruana After yesterday’s disaster, Caruana was surely looking to get [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 4 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships Round 4 Recap

The fourth round couldn’t get any more shocking. Caruana lost after over pressing against the tenacious Izoria, while in the U.S. Women’s Championship the ladies were out for blood as they entertained the fans with six decisive results. Clearly this was the bloodiest round of the tournament. Let’s get right into the recap! U.S. Championship [...]

2018 U.S. Championships Round 2 Recap

2018 U.S. Championships  Round 2 Recap

The second round of the 2018 U.S. Championships was as promising as the first. With plenty of exciting matches on the horizon, the chess fans gathered to see the players at work; they weren’t disappointed, as we once again got a combative round in the books. Replay the games with analysis / Round 1 report [...]

2018 U.S. & U.S. Women’s Chess Championships round 1 Recap

2018 U.S. & U.S. Women’s Chess Championships round  1 Recap

Round 1 Recap The first day of the 2018 U.S. & U.S. Women’s Chess Championships kicked off with a plethora of exciting matchups that were surely going to bring the fire to the board, the commentary booth, and to all the fans across the world that chose to tune in. And it did not disappoint! [...]

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