2010 U.S. Championship

 

 

Photos By Official Event Photographer Betsy Dynako

2010 US Championship Media Kit

 

 

Click here for tiebreaks and playoff procedures.

 

The 24 invited players include (click here to see a list of player bios):

  • The defending U.S. Champion - GM Hikaru Nakamura
  • The winner of the 2009 U.S. Senior Open Championship - GM Larry Christiansen
  • The winner of the 2009 U.S. Junior Championship - GM Ray Robson
  • The top five qualifiers from the 2009 U.S. Open Championship - GM Alex Lenderman, GMs Sergey Kudrin, Alex Yermolinsky, Dmitry Gurevich, and Jesse Kraai
  • The winner of the 2010 ICC State Champion of Champions - IM Levon Altounian
  • The top 11 U.S. players by rating of the United States Chess Federation:
    • GM Gata Kamsky
    • GM Alexander Onischuk
    • GM Varuzhan Akobian
    • GM Yury Shulman
    • GM Jaan Ehlvest
    • GM Alexander Shabalov
    • GM Gregory Kaidanov
    • GM Robert Hess
    • GM Melikset Khachiyan
    • GM Joel Benjamin
    • GM Ben Finegold
  • Four wildcard spots:
    • GM Alexander Stripunsky
    • GM Vinay Bhat
    • IM Sam Shankland
    • IM Irina Krush

 

Prize Fund

1st Place$35,00013th Place$4,400
2nd Place$20,00014th Place$4,200
3rd Place$15,00015th Place$4,000
4th Place$10,00016th Place$3,800
5th Place$10,00017th Place$3,700
6th Place$7,50018th Place$3,600
7th Place$6,60019th Place$3,500
8th Place $6,00020th Place$3,400
9th Place$5,40021st Place$3,300
10th Place$5,00022nd Place$3,200
11th Place$4,80023rd Place$3,100
12th Place$4,60024th Place$3,000