St. Louis, MO May 10, 2009: It's the big clash of the contenders and rivals in round three of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, with the early top board pairing of the defending champion, Yury Shulman from Illinois, and the #1 seed and favorite for the title, Gata Kamsky from Brooklyn.
High-Resolution images from Round 2 of the 2009 US Chess Championship (for print media) can be downloaded from the Slay and Associates site HERE: http://www.slayandassociates.com/news/u/2009-chess-championship-high-resolution . Warning: filesize is 74MB.
Brooklyn’s GM Gata Kamsky will be playing against Illinois’ GM Yury Shulman today during Round 3 of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship. Kamsky’s USCF rating is 2798, compared with Shulman’s 2697.
Kamsky is currently the highest rated competitor at the championship. Shulman, the winner of the 2008 Championship, is the fourth.
Saint Louis, May 9, 2009 -- The second day of the U.S. Chess Championship was a repeat of the first, with big upsets and teenagers making the biggest buzz. While it's hardly a surprise that No. 1 ranked Gata Kamsky of Brooklyn, N.Y., is undefeated after round two, it's shocking that one of the two other undefeated players in the 24-competitor championship is Robert Hess, a 17-year-old from New York.
By David Bonetti
This week St. Louis has turned into the chess capital of the nation. The Central West End is hopping with the U.S. Chess Championship being held at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center on Maryland Avenue near the intersection of Euclid.
Saint Louis, May 9, 2009 - The defending champion of the U.S. Chess Championship, along with the top two rated players in the United States all were victorious Friday in the first round of the 2009 championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.