2012 U.S. Championships

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


Overview

The 2012 U.S. Championship will feature an elite field of just 12 players and a guaranteed prize fund of at least $160,000. In addition, the CCSCSL will sponsor the “$64K Fischer Prize,” to be awarded to anyone that scores a perfect 11-0 in the U.S. Championship, in honor of Bobby Fischer’s result at the 1963-64 U.S. Championship. 

The field for the 2012 U.S. Championship is as follows:

  • GM Hikaru Nakamura (2848)
  • GM Gata Kamsky (2804)
  • GM Alexander Onischuk (2736)
  • GM Yasser Seirawan (2723)
  • GM Robert Hess (2717)
  • GM Varuzhan Akobian (2709)
  • GM Alexander Stripunsky (2700)
  • GM Ray Robson (2674)
  • GM Alejandro Ramirez (2668)
  • GM Yury Shulman (2666)
  • GM Aleksandr Lenderman (2665)
  • GM Gregory Kaidanov (2658)

Tournament Format: Round Robin
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The 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship will feature a guaranteed prize fund of $64,000 and 10 players, including:

  • IM Anna Zatonskih (2563)
  • IM Irina Krush (2500)
  • WGM Camilla Baginskaite (2419)
  • WGM Sabina Foisor (2413)
  • WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (2350)
  • WIM Viktorija Ni (2349)
  • IM Rusudan Goletiani (2337)
  • FM Alisa Melekhina (2321)
  • WIM Iryna Zenyuk (2329)
  • WFM Alena Kats (2233)

 

Tournament Format: Round Robin


Schedule

Day

Date

2012 U.S. Championship

2012 U.S. Women’s Championship

Monday

May 7, 2012

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Tuesday

May 8, 2012

Round 1

Round 1

Wednesday

May 9, 2012

Round 2

Round 2

Thursday

May 10, 2012

Round 3

Round 3

Friday

May 11, 2012

Round 4

Rest Day

Saturday

May 12, 2012

Round 5

Round 4

Sunday

May 13, 2012

Round 6

Round 5

Monday

May 14, 2012

Rest Day

Rest Day

Tuesday

May 15, 2012

Round 7

Round 6

Wednesday

May 16, 2012

Round 8

Round 7

Thursday

May 17, 2012

Round 9

Round 8

Friday

May 18, 2012

Round 10

Rest Day

Saturday

May 19, 2012

Round 11

Round 9

Sunday

May 20, 2012

Playoff, Closing Ceremony

Playoff, Closing Ceremony

Monday

May 21, 2012

Player Departure

Player Departure