U.S. Championship LIVE

4/30/2018 – Top class U.S. Championship chess returned to Saint Louis Chess & Scholastic Center for the tenth time from April 18th to 30th. Sam Shankland won the Open Championship with an astounding score of 8½ / 11. The Women's Championship will be decided in a rapid and (if necessary) Armageddon blitz tiebreak match between Annie Wang, and Nazi Paikidze. Live games and commentary from Yasser Seirawan, Jennifer Shahade and Maurice Ashley starting at 20:00 CEST (13:00 CDT, local St. Louis time).

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Women's Playoff

The U.S. Championship and Women's Championship are both 12-player single-round robin tournaments played from April 18th to 30th, with a possible tiebreak playoff match on April 30th, if necessary. The one rest day is April 24th. Each round starts at 13:00 local time (UTC -5) or 20:00 CEST.

The playoff will consist of two rapid games, and if tied a single Armageddon blitz game.

Live commentary and games

 

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Current standings (Women)

 

Final standings (Open)

 

All games (Open)

 

Schedule for both tournaments

Tuesday 17. April 18.30 Opening ceremony
Wednesday 18. April 13.00 Round 1
Thursday 19. April 13.00 Round 2
Friday 20. April 13.00 Round 3
Saturday 21. April 13.00 Round 4
Sunday 22. April 13.00 Round 5
Monday 23 April 13.00 Round 6
  23. April   "Chess After Dark"
Tuesday 24. April   Rest day
Wednesday 25. April 13.00 Round 7
Thursday 26. April 13.00 Round 8
Friday 27. April 13.00 Round 9
Saturday 28. April 13.00 Round 10
Sunday 29. April 13.00 Round 11
Monday 30.April 13.00 Possible playoff
  30. April 18.30 Closing ceremony

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