GM Vladimir Belous Wins US Chess 2021 Grand Prix

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Vladimir Belous (photo David Hater)

Finishing in clear first place, GM Vladimir Belous won the US Chess 2021 Grand Prix with 227.18 tournament points. GM Illia Nyzhnyk finished in second with 170.67 points, narrowly edging out GM Hans Niemann, who placed third with 168.04 points.

The top ten finishers for the 2021 Grand Prix are:

  1. GM Vladimir Belous – 227.18
  2. GM Illia Nyzhnyk – 170.67
  3. GM Hans Niemann – 168.04
  4. GM Brandon Jacobson – 152.08
  5. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez – 141.00
  6. GM John Michael Burke – 110.53
  7. GM Christopher Repka – 104.83
  8. GM Benjamin Gledura – 103.29
  9. GM Andrew Hong – 101.13
  10. IM Brian Escalante – 100.70

Additionally, US Chess has determined the winners of our 2021 Junior Grand Prix. They are:

  1. Eshaan Hebbar
  2. Mahati Kashyap
  3. Michael Deng
  4. Manish Kashyap
  5. Chloe Gaw

US Chess congratulates all the winners and thanks those players who participated in last year’s Grand Prix events.

The 2022 US Chess Grand Prix is currently underway. View the current standings here.

For more information about the US Chess Grand Prix, including prize structure and participation requirements, visit

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