Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nakamaru Champion of US Championships 2012

GM Hikaru Nakamura, USA

20 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – GM Hikaru Nakamura (pix above) takes first place after scoring 8.5 points from 11 rounds of play in the US Chess Championships 2012 in Saint Louis, Missouri.




In the 2012 U.S. Women's Championship, nothing was gained today by the two leaders. Krush and Zatonskih both won, necessitating a playoff tomorrow (Sunday, 20 May 2012) for the title. They will play two 25-minute rapid games, one with each color. If the score is tied 1-1, a final Armageddon with clock bidding will ensue.

(Photo by FM Mike Klein)

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