Fantasy Chess 2009: Predict the upcoming U.S. Championship

Fantasy Chess 2009: Predict the upcoming U.S. Championship

Apr 29, 2009, 6:05 PM |

Welcome to Fantasy Chess 2009! 

This is your chance to predict the upcoming U.S. Championship held from May 8-17 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. You choose who will get the most points in 12 matchups including "Nakamura vs. Kamsky" and "Zatonskih vs. Krush." You will also rank your picks from 1 to 12 in order of your confidence they will turn out the way you predicted. Please read the detailed rules here.

Prizes include a Monroi Personal Chess Manager and a signed book by Garry Kasparov. There will also be daily prizes.


Daily prizes are up for grabs in Fantasy Chess for the2009 U.S. Championship.  Each day starting from round three and up to round eight, the standings leader in fantasy chess will have a choice from the list of books below. *

Only USCF members can win the main prizes including a Monroi Personal Chess Manager, but registered users areeligible for the daily prizes.

Register to enter your Fantasy Chess team, andread detailed rules here.


Daily Prizes for Fantasy Chess 2009 

The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunn

Starting Out: D-Pawn Attacks, Richard Palliser

How to Play Against 1. e4, Neil McDonald

Fighting the Anti-King's Indians, Yelena Dembo

The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps, Gary Lane

Play the Sicilian Kan, Johan Hellsten

Dangerous Weapons: Flank Openings: Richard Palliser

Play the Queen's Indian: Andrew Greet

Great Attackers, Collin Crouch

Chess Explained: The main-Line Slav, David Vigorito

Chess Explained: The Grunfeld, Valentin Bogdanov

Secrets of Positional Play, Mark Dvoretsky

Play the Queen's Gambit by Chris Ward

Play 1...Nc6 by Christoph Wisnewski

Secrets of Opening Preparation by Mark Dvoretsky and Artur Yusupov

Play the Semi-Slav by David Vigorito

Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport by Jennifer Shahade

The French Advance by Sam Collins

The Queen's Gambit Declined by James Rizzitano

Starting Out: The Modern by Nigel Davies

Beating Unusual Chess Openings by Richard Palliser 

*Winners can only win one daily prize, and will be contacted at the end of the event for their address and top book choice. If two winners want the same book, the person who won in the earlier round will have first choice.