The US Women Chess Championship 2016 will start on Thursday, April 14 in St Louis. The 2016 U.S. Women’s Championship will feature seven-time U.S. Women’s Champion GM Irina Krush, who seeks to maintain her iron grip over an up-and-coming field of American females. The 12-player round robin will also include 8 players selected by the January 2016 U.S. Chess rating supplement, two wildcards and the U.S. Junior Girls Champion, 15-year-old WIM Ashritha Eswaran, who also appeared in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship.
The US Chess Championship 2016 is 12-players Round Robin with one round per day, with a rest day on April 19, after the 5th round, and possible playoffs take place on April 26. All games will start at 1 PM St. Louis time (which is 19:00 CET, UTC/GMT -5).