U.S. Championship LIVE

by ChessBase
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).

ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024 ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024

It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


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


ChessBase Account Premium annual subscription

At the airport, in the hotel or at home on your couch: with the new ChessBase you always have access to the whole ChessBase world: the new ChessBase video library, tactics server, opening training App, the live database with eight million games, Let’s Check and web access to playchess.com

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


Reports about chess: tournaments, championships, portraits, interviews, World Championships, product launches and more.


Rules for reader comments


Not registered yet? Register