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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:32 AM

On Chess: Favorites Steady Their Ships To Win U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior And Senior Championships

Being the tournament favorite is never easy. You have a target on your back, and every other participant is gunning for you. There are times that the top seed simply dominates the field without any hiccups, but it is by far the exception rather than the rule.

This certainly held true at the U.S. Junior, U.S. Girls’ Junior, and U.S. Senior Championships held at the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center that ended on July 20. Grandmaster Awonder Liang won the U.S. Junior Championship, his third in a row, in a tense playoff over GM Nicolas Checa.

FIDE Master Carissa Yip also defended her U.S. Girls’ Championship crown by fending off a strong challenge from women’s international master Rochelle Wu. GM Alex Shabalov, a four-time U.S. champion, distanced himself from the all-GM field in the last couple of rounds. All the winners certainly proved their mettle, but each had their own path to the title.


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Reply On Chess: Favorites Steady Their Ships To Win U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior And Senior Championships (Original post)
Sherman A1 Jul 2019 OP
HeartlandProgressive Aug 2019 #1

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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 01:25 PM

1. The St. Louis Chess Club does a great job with these tournaments

I watched their live stream of the Mens and Women's Nationals and it was entertaining!

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