U.S. Championship 2019 / Round 11 / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis     There were three decisive games in the final round of the U.S. Chess Championship 2019.  Hikaru Nakamura played a excellent fighting game for a final round.  He selected a Dutch Defense as Black; an excellent choice if one either wants, or must… Continue reading

U.S. Women’s Championship 2019 / Round 10

  Jennifer Yu   Jennifer Yu has won the U.S. Women’s Championship 2019 and is in the process of possibly extending her lead of 1.5 points.  In this penultimate round there were five decisive games out of six.  In this round Jennifer took out her primary rival Anna Zatonskih and did… Continue reading

U.S. Championship 2019 / Round 7

Images Courtesy Of Derrick Bartotto   Timur  Gareyev vs Fabiano Caruana   [Event “US Chess Championship 2019”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.03.27”] [Round “7”] [White “Gareyev, Timur”] [Black “Caruana, Fabiano”] [Result “0-1”] [ECO “D27”] [PlyCount “250”] [EventDate “2019.03.24”] [SourceDate “2019.03.27”] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3… Continue reading

U.S. Championship 2019 / Round 6

  There were three decisive games in the sixth round of the U.S. Championship 2019.   Hikaru Nakamura   With all due respect, Gareyev (Black) barely made it out of the opening and was crushed.  Hikaru made it look easy. [Event “US Chess Championship 2019”] [Site “?”] [Date “2019.03.25”] [Round… Continue reading

U.S. Championships 2019 / Round 5

  Samuel Sevian   In the fifth round there were two decisive games in the U.S. Chess Championship 2019 and two in the U.S. Women’s Chess Championship 2019.  In the women’s section Jennifer Yu fought mightily to stave of defeat and succeeded in drawing her game; the first and only… Continue reading