One of Nakamura’s greatest tournament performances was his victory at Tata Steel 2011, which was one of the few times in history that an American has won a super-tournament over a World Champion.
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Ray Robson is one of the top 10 grandmasters in the country and within the top 100 players in the world. He was a member of the Gold Medalist 2016 U.S. Olympiad Team.
Wesley So 2017 U.S. Champion, World Top 10 Player, and Super-Grandmaster US Chess Rating Page Official Website Birthday: October 9, 1993
Nazi Paikidze 2018 and 2016 U.S. Women’s Champion and International Master US Chess Rating Page Twitter Instagram Birthday: October 27, 1993 City: Las Vegas, Nevada…
Fabiano Caruana 2018 World Championship Challenger and Super-Grandmaster US Chess Rating Page Official Website Twitter Birthday: July 30, 1992 City: Saint Louis, Missouri Fabiano Caruana…
Jennifer Yu is one of America’s most promising rising female players, earning a myriad of national and international achievements over the years. In 2014, Yu won clear first at the World Youth Championships Girls U-12 section, becoming the first American female to win gold in 27 years.
Sam Shankland 2018 U.S. Champion and Super-Grandmaster US Chess Rating Page Official Website Twitter USCF Sales Link Birthday: October 1, 1991 City: Walnut Creek, California…
Sabina Foisor has been a top contender in the U.S. Women’s chess sphere for many years. In 2017, Foisor entered the U.S. Women’s Championship as an underdog, ranked 6th out of 12 competitors, and shocked American chess by winning clear 1st by a full point margin.
Tatev Abrahamyan is the 4th highest ranked woman in the U.S. and a veteran of the Women’s Olympiad Team.
Irina Krush is a seven-time U.S. Women’s Champion, winning in 1998, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. She holds the record for the youngest player to win the title from her first victory at age 14, dominating the event with 8.5 points out of 9.
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