U.S. Championship

The 2015 U.S. Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament featuring the strongest players in the USA, who compete for USD $175,000 in prize money, as well as the coveted title of U.S. Champion. Also at stake are five qualification spots for the FIDE World Cup in Baku, which is part of the 2016 World Championship cycle. The top two seeds, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, already qualify by rating. Live commentary is available in English and Spanish. For the 7th consecutive year the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosts the championship. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one. Agreed draws are not allowed before move 30. If two or more players are tied for first place, a tiebreak playoff will be held. Live commentary is available in English and Spanish. Official site: USChessChamps.com

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