This unexpected result left a wide open opportunity for Awonder Liang to clinch the championship, without even needing a playoff—if he could win his last round game.
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The US Team won 4 gold medals – more than any other country – while 6 more US team members tied for 1st, achieving top scores in a total of 7 different sections.
Round 5 featured a key match-up: Emily Nguyen – the tournament leader entering the round – vs. Akshita Gorti – who trailed by half a point in clear 2nd place.
The US Junior Championship is an iconic part of US Chess. American players as prominent as Bobby Fischer, Hikaru Nakamura, and Ray Robson have all won the title.
Philadelphia — GM Tigran L. Petrosian knew if he drew in the final round of the World Open he might have to split first…
Philadelphia — Stephen West anticipated he would have a tough time finding a mixed doubles partner here at the 45th annual World Open, so he…
The Women’s World Team Championship came to an end with the thrilling victory of the Russian Team. They won in the final round by a…
When most people think of the World Open they naturally think of the main event – the 9 round Swiss that ends July 4th weekend. However, the World Open is more like a festival and actually includes fifteen separate events over 12 days and features events with prize funds from $500 to the $225,000 main tournament.
This is my first Father’s Day without a father, as my dad, Wallace M. Rudolph, died on March 18. My sister Sarah wrote my dad’s…
The crown jewel of the Las Vegas Chess Festival is the National Open, but plenty of exciting accompanying events pack the five day festival now…
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