Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championship

It's that time of year and once again the Scholastic Center and Chess Club of St. Louis is hosting the 2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championship.

This year, a field of twelve of the U.S. top female chessplayers will compete over 11 rounds.  Rounds: March 28 - April 9, 2017.  The women will be competing for total prizes of $100,000.  Nice, but not the $194,000 the male players will be competing for in their separate championship (SEXIST, as always).

This year I'll be monitoring the progress of Carissa Yip.

By the way, Gata Kamsky really needs a haircut.  Geez, dude - too scraggly by half.


Total Prize Fund$100,000
In addition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will sponsor the “$64,000 Fischer Bonus Prize”. Any player that finishes the U.S. Championships field with a perfect 11-0 score shall be awarded an additional $64,000.

The players list.

You'll be able to follow the action live on U.S. Chess Champs.  The link isn't working yet so I didn't include it.
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