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U.S. Championship

Shankland, Samuel vs. Liang, Awonder

The 2018 U.S. Championship is a 12-player round-robin featuring the strongest players in the USA, who compete for $194,000 in prize money as well as the coveted title of U.S. Champion. If two or more players tie for first place a playoff will be held. For the 10th consecutive year the Saint Louis Chess Club is hosting the event. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Draw offers are not allowed before move 30. Official website: uschesschamps.com