US Chess Championships 2017: So and Nakamura Win in the Opening Round

The US Chess Championships 2017 is an 11-round, 12-player tournament, among the very strong members of the USCF. This happens in St. Louis from 29 March to 10 April 2017.

In the opening round, we saw the top seed, Wesley So, slated against the last seed, Alexander Shabalov. So won that game. Another decisive game in Round 1 was the game of Hikaru Nakamura, playing as black, winning against Ray Robson.

US Chess Championships 2017 Round 1 Results

WhiteResultBlack
1So, Wesley1-0Shabalov, Alexander
2Shankland, Samuel L½-½Caruana, Fabiano
3Onischuk, Alexander½-½Naroditsky, Daniel
4Akobian, Varuzhan½-½Xiong, Jeffery
5Zherebukh, Yaroslav½-½Kamsky, Gata
6Robson, Ray0-1Nakamura, Hikaru
 

US Chess Championships 2017 Ranking after Round 1

RankNameScoreRating
1GM So, Wesley 1.0 2822
2GM Nakamura, Hikaru 1.0 2793
3GM Caruana, Fabiano 0.5 2817
4GM Xiong, Jeffery 0.5 2674
5GM Onischuk, Alexander 0.5 2667
6GM Shankland, Samuel L 0.5 2666
7GM Kamsky, Gata 0.5 2659
8GM Naroditsky, Daniel 0.5 2646
9GM Akobian, Varuzhan 0.5 2645
10GM Zherebukh, Yaroslav 0.5 2605
11GM Robson, Ray - 2668
12GM Shabalov, Alexander - 2556
 

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