It’s that time of the year again. The best chess players in the United States will once again reunite in the world capital of chess, St. Louis, as they get ready for the most important national competition of the year: the 2018 U.S. Championship & U.S. Women’s Championship. The tournaments are scheduled to start April 17 and conclude on April 30, when the winners in each section will be declared the 2018 champions. Both tournaments will include the 12 best chess players this nation has to offer in their respective sections, as they compete for the highest laurels in a round robin format. Each player will play every other competitor, and the victor will be declared after 11 rounds, with potential tiebreaker games in case of a tie. 2018 U.S. Men’s Championship Field. From a fan’s perspective, this year’s field is one of the most stimulating ever. We have the usual suspects…

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