2011 U.S. Championships

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GM Gata Kamsky: 2011 U.S. Champion / IM Anna Zatonskih: 2011 U.S. Women's Champion

Pairings, Crosstables, and PGN Downloads


The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is proud to host the two most prestigious chess championships in the nation. This year, the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women's Championship will be held concurrently, and the first round for each begins on April 15.

Admission to the tournament is free for annual members of the club, and annual memberships are only $30 for full-time students or $80 for adults. There is also a family membership for $120. Admission includes round-by-round commentary and analysis by GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade, special guest commentary and full access to the tournament playing hall. Refreshments will also be provided.

Click the link here to purchase an all-access pass to the tournament for only $100 and receive:

  • a one-year membership to the club
  • a ticket to the Opening Ceremony 
  • a ticket to the Closing Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for these events will take place at the Missouri History Museum on April 14, and the price of admission is only $25. 

Tickets for the Opening Ceremony can be purchased by clicking the link here

The Closing Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28 at the Chase Park Plaza, and individual tickets for this event are only $25

If you plan on visiting the U.S. Championships for just a few days, there is an option available to purchase a ticket to individual rounds for just $10.

Click the link to download the  Media Kit for the 2011 U.S. Championships.