2012 U.S. Championship

9 May

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)

Sorce: http://saintlouischessclub.org/2012-us-championships

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