Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. The 2018 U.S. Championship is an elite national championship event, featuring 12 of the strongest chess players in America. Over the course of eleven rounds, these competitors will battle for $194,000 in prize money, qualification into the World Championship cycle, and the coveted title of 2018 U.S. Champion.
The team of USA was the winner in the last Olympiad.

2018 U.S. Chess Championship Field

GM Fabiano Caruana 2868 Rating
GM Hikaru Nakamura 2853 Rating
GM Wesley So 2852 U.S. Champion
GM Alex Onischuk 2759 Rating
GM Ray Robson 2731 Rating
GM Sam Shankland 2730 Rating
GM Varuzhan Akobian 2728 Rating
GM Jeffery Xiong 2724 Rating
GM Alex Lenderman 2695 U.S. Open Champion
GM Awonder Liang 2669 U.S. Junior Champion
GM Yaroslav Zherebukh 2717 Wildcard
GM Zviad Izoria 2714 Rating

Live games with analysis will be provided daily on with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.