The 2017 US Championships Begin!

The 2017 US Championships Begin!

Mar 29, 2017, 6:25 PM |
Defending U.S. Champion, Fabiano Caruana, at the Opening Ceremony. Photo: Eric Rosen

The US Chess Championships began yesterday with an opening ceremony at the Boo Cat Club that also honored new inductees into the US Chess Hall of Fame, Edward Lasker, and the World Chess Hall of Fame, Viktor Korchnoi, Paula Kalmar-Wolf and Alla Kushnir.

Former U.S. Champion and Official Commentator, GM Yasser Seirawan, speaks on the induction of Viktor Korchnoi.
Photo: Eric Rosen
Check out previews on the US Championship and US Women's Championship, including IM Greg Shahade's unabashed assessment of the field:

Today, the players faced off in round 1--with 5 exciting decisive games, including GM Hikaru Nakamura's victory with black over the talented GM Ray Robson and Jennifer Yu's upset victory over second seed, IM Anna Zatonskih. 
Look out for live Twitter Takeovers on the US Chess Account during rounds.


Round 2 - Pairings

The US Championships run from March 29th-April 10th. Watch the event live with rounds every day at 1 p.m. CST except for the rest day, April 3rd. For more information, visit the Official U.S. Championship Website.