It’s a 3-way tie in the No. 1 spot for the US Chess Championship 2017 at the end of the penultimate round, with 1 round to go.
He calls this game one of the best finishes in chess in the last year or two.
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US Chess Championship 2017 Round 9 Results
|1||Akobian, Varuzhan||1-0||Caruana, Fabiano|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||0-1||Onischuk, Alexander|
|3||Naroditsky, Daniel||½-½||Shabalov, Alexander|
|4||Robson, Ray||½-½||Zherebukh, Yaroslav|
|5||Kamsky, Gata||½-½||Shankland, Samuel L|
|6||Xiong, Jeffery||0-1||So, Wesley|
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Thus, at the end of Round 9, Wesley So and Varuzhan Akobian share the lead, with two more rounds to go.
Here’s the match-ups for the 8th round of the US CHess Championship 2017:
|1||Caruana, Fabiano||3.5||2817||-||Naroditsky, Daniel||3.5||2646|
|2||Shabalov, Alexander||2.0||2556||-||Kamsky, Gata||3.0||2659|
|3||Shankland, Samuel L||3.5||2666||-||Xiong, Jeffery||2.5||2674|
|4||So, Wesley||4.5||2822||-||Nakamura, Hikaru||4.0||2793|
|5||Onischuk, Alexander||3.5||2667||-||Robson, Ray||3.5||2668|
|6||Zherebukh, Yaroslav||4.5||2605||-||Akobian, Varuzhan||4.0||2645|
Yaroslav Zherebukh wins against Fabiano Caruana in Round 7 of the US Chess Championship 2017, to join Wesley So at the top of the ranking. Wesley So, meanwhile, splits the point with Ray Robson in the same round.
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 7 Results
|1||Zherebukh, Yaroslav||1-0||Caruana, Fabiano|
|2||Akobian, Varuzhan||½-½||Onischuk, Alexander|
|3||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Shankland, Samuel L|
|4||Robson, Ray||½-½||So, Wesley|
|5||Kamsky, Gata||1-0||Naroditsky, Daniel|
|6||Xiong, Jeffery||0-1||Shabalov, Alexander|
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Fabiano Caruana clinched a win against Gata Kamsky in Round 6 of US Chess Championship 2017, to share the second place with 4 others at the end of the round. This is Caruana’s first win in the tournament.
Wesley So still leads with 4 points out of six games.
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 6 Results
|1||So, Wesley||½-½||Akobian, Varuzhan|
|2||Naroditsky, Daniel||½-½||Xiong, Jeffery|
|3||Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||Kamsky, Gata|
|4||Shankland, Samuel L||1-0||Robson, Ray|
|5||Onischuk, Alexander||½-½||Zherebukh, Yaroslav|
|6||Shabalov, Alexander||½-½||Nakamura, Hikaru|
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 5 Results
|1||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Naroditsky, Daniel|
|2||Zherebukh, Yaroslav||½-½||So, Wesley|
|3||Akobian, Varuzhan||1-0||Shankland, Samuel L|
|4||Robson, Ray||1-0||Shabalov, Alexander|
|5||Onischuk, Alexander||½-½||Caruana, Fabiano|
|6||Xiong, Jeffery||0-1||Kamsky, Gata|
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5 rounds down, and 6 more rounds to go for the tournament. Today is rest day for the players. And here’s how the standings look so far:
The rest of the Round 4 games were drawn:
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 4 Results
|1||So, Wesley||1-0||Onischuk, Alexander|
|2||Naroditsky, Daniel||½-½||Robson, Ray|
|3||Caruana, Fabiano||½-½||Xiong, Jeffery|
|4||Shankland, Samuel L||½-½||Zherebukh, Yaroslav|
|5||Kamsky, Gata||½-½||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|6||Shabalov, Alexander||½-½||Akobian, Varuzhan|
This is the 60th consecutive no-loss game of Wesley So.
US Chess Championship 2017 Round 2 Results
|1||Caruana, Fabiano||½-½||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|2||Shankland, Samuel L||½-½||So, Wesley|
|3||Naroditsky, Daniel||½-½||Zherebukh, Yaroslav|
|4||Xiong, Jeffery||½-½||Robson, Ray|
|5||Kamsky, Gata||0-1||Akobian, Varuzhan|
|6||Shabalov, Alexander||0-1||Onischuk, Alexander|
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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
|1||So, Wesley||1-0||Shabalov, Alexander|
|2||Shankland, Samuel L||½-½||Caruana, Fabiano|
|3||Onischuk, Alexander||½-½||Naroditsky, Daniel|
|4||Akobian, Varuzhan||½-½||Xiong, Jeffery|
|5||Zherebukh, Yaroslav||½-½||Kamsky, Gata|
|6||Robson, Ray||0-1||Nakamura, Hikaru|