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US Chess Championships 2012 (Games and Results)

US Chess Championships 2012

The players in front of St Louis' big King. Photo ©

The players in front of St Louis' big King. Photo © | http://www.saintlouischessclub.org

The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 8th-19th May 2012 (play-off, if required 20th). Hikaru Nakamura returned after missing last year. Nakamura regained the title after defeating defending champion Gata Kamsky in the penultimate round with black. Irina Krush won back her title from Anna Zatonskih after a rather strange rapid playoff.

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Defending Champion Gata Kamsky and top seed Hikaru Nakamura both won. Hikaru Nakamura was over an hour ahead of Ray Robson in the Dragon. Robson was down to 7 minutes after about 26 moves and Nakamura was an hour ahead on the clock. Needless to say he didn't survive. (Nakamura was an hour ahead and still playing very fast in an unclear position, it worked today but not in round 2 where he had plenty of time to find 35...Kh7 which turns out to win, so maybe Nakamura plays too fast, especially in winning positions, but it is certain Robson plays too slowly). Gata Kamsky ground down Alexander Onischuk in a London System for only his second ever win against him. It looks certain that Nakamura and Kamsky will fight it out for the title. Also already it looks to like Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush will do so in the women's section sharing the lead on 2.5/3 along with Iryna Zenyuk. Read FM Mike Klein's full official round 3 report below.

US Chess Championships 2012 (3)

Already it seems to me it's a battle between Nakamura and Kamsky for the title. Photo ©

Already it seems to me it's a battle between Nakamura and Kamsky for the title. Photo © | http://www.saintlouischessclub.org

Videos

US Chess Championships 2012 (Videos)

US Chess Championship Recaps for 2012

The live coverage of the US Chess Championships fronted by Jennifer Shahade, Ben Finegold and Mike Klein and produced by Macauley Peterson has been a lot of fun as have the player interviews. Watch the daily recaps.

US Championship 2012 (Saint Louis USA)
Tue 8th May 2012 - Sun 20th May 2012 - Official Site - Live

ch-USA 2012 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

ch-USA w Playoff (2 players 3 Rds Match Indiv TC:25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Women Playoff

ch-USA w 2012 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Women Games

ch-USA w Playoff (2 players 3 Rds Match Indiv TC: 25m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Women Playoff

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ch-USA w Playoff St Louis
Zatonskih, Anna - Krush, Irina 0-1 35 B15 Caro Kann
Krush, Irina - Zatonskih, Anna 1-0 48 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
ch-USA w Playoff St Louis (USA), 20 v 2012
Name Ti NAT Rtng 1 2 3 Total Perf
Krush, Irina m USA 2457 1 1 . 2
Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2510 0 0 . 0

ch-USA 2012 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

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ch-USA 2012 Saint Louis USA Tue 8th May 2012 - Sun 20th May 2012
Leading Final Round 11 Standings:
RkNameTiRtg1234567891011PtsTPR
1Nakamura, HikaruGM27751½1½1½½1½118.52831
2Kamsky, GataGM27411½101½1110½7.52757
3Onischuk, AlexanderGM26601½0½1½½½1½½6.52696
4Akobian, VaruzhanGM26251½0½0½110½16.02670
5Lenderman, AleksandrGM25871½½½½½½0½½16.02674
6Shulman, YuriGM2571½½1½½½½½½½½6.02675
7Robson, RayGM26140½0110½½1½½5.52635
8Hess, Robert LGM263501½0010½1½½5.02597
9Kaidanov, Gregory SGM2594½1½1000½0½04.02535
10Ramirez, AlejandroGM25930½½00½10½104.02535
11Seirawan, YasserGM2643000101½½0½03.52499
12Stripunsky, AlexanderGM2562001½1½0000½3.52507
12 players

ch-USA w 2012 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Women Games

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ch-USA w 2012 Saint Louis USA Tue 8th May 2012 - Sun 20th May 2012
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkNameTiRtg123456789PtsTPR
1Zatonskih, AnnaIM251011½½½1½117.02519
2Krush, IrinaIM24571½1½1½½117.02523
3Goletiani, RusudanIM233310101½1015.52397
4Ni, ViktorijaWIM2228½001½1½½15.02371
5Foisor, Sabina-FrancescaWGM236401½1½01½04.52313
6Abrahamyan, TatevWGM2329½101010104.52317
7Zenyuk, IrynaWIM2224½11½00½014.52329
8Melekhina, AlisaFM2242½½0½110003.52247
9Baginskaite, CamillaWGM23580000½0½102.02094
10Kats, AlenaWFM2137001000½001.52063
10 players

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