For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest female chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $100,000 in prize money, qualification into the Women’s World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Women’s Champion.
2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship Field
Title First Last Invitational Rating* Qualification Method
GM Irina Krush 2524 Rating
IM Anna Zatonskih 2517 Rating
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2450 Rating
IM Nazi Paikidze 2434 Rating
WGM Sabina Foisor 2407 U.S. Women’s Champion
WGM Jennifer Yu 2402 Rating
WIM Annie Wang 2373 Rating
FM Maggie Feng 2363 Rating
WGM Anna Sharevich 2361 Rating
IM Dorsa Derakhshani 2321 Wildcard
WIM Akshita Gorti 2317 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion
IM Rusudan Goletiani 2302 Rating
Live games with analysis will be provided daily on Chessdom.com with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.