Friday, May 14, 2010

U.S. Championship May 14 - 25

Be sure to check out the U.S. Championship being held from May 14 - 25 with Round 1 beginning today at 3:00. Live coverage is available at the main site, .

This year's field of 24 features 21 Grandmasters led by Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky. The new format has a seven round swiss with the top four advancing to a round robin while the rest of the field continues with two more swiss rounds.

There's a good article on covering the field from the youngest, Ray Robson 15 to the only female, Irina Krush.

Also, you have until 3:00pm today to sign up for Fantasy Chess 2010 at the USCF site. Daily prizes are up for grabs and there's prizes for the Top 5 finishers.

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