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|
Most interesting is the match up between Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura.
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|
Replay Round 7 games below:Replay »
Ranking after Round 7 »
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|
Ranking after Round 6 »
Wesley So drew his game against Yaroslav Zherebukh in Round 5 of the US Chess Championship 2017, to retain his lead going into the break day.
Varuzhan Akobian and Ray Robson won their games in Round 5 to join the 3 others in second place. Gata Kamsky won too. Check out the results of Round 5 below:
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
Replay all Round 5 games below:Replay »
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:
Ranking after the jump »
Wesley So won with white against Alexander Onischuk in Round 4 of the US Chess Championship 2017, to take the solo lead of the tournament. Replay the game below:Replay »
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.
Ranking after Round 4 »
The action continues, with Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Onischuk scoring for this second round of the US Chess Championship 2017, joining Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura at the top of the ranking.
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|
Replay all Round 2 games below:Replay »
Check out the ranking after Round 2 »
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|
Ranking after Round 1 »
GM Wesley So is now officially the No. 2 chess player in the world, in the March 2017 FIDE Ratings list, up one notch from last month’s.
Moreover, it should be noted that this is the first time that there are 5 2800+ players in the list, after MVL made a comeback to the 2800-club.
FIDE Top 20 — March 2017
Check out the complete Top 100 list.