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Sunday, May 17, 2009

2009 U.S. Chess Championship - Sunday, May 17 (Part 1)

Well, this is it! Final day of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championships, and the best U.S. championship in years, many would agree.

Hikaru Nakamura and Robert Hess share the lead going into this final round, with Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk and Varuzhan Akobian all half a point back. A playoff, if necessary, will take place about 6:00 PM Central time today.

Jennifer Shahade and Macauley Peterson have been putting together excellent wrap-ups following each round, and here is their Round 8 version:

And here's a nice presentation of the scholastic chess side of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis:



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