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SAINT LOUIS, January 15, 2014 — The best chess players in the U.S. will gather in Saint Louis once again to fight for the title of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women`s Champion.

For the sixth consecutive year Saint Louis will host the top chess tournaments in the nation. The players will be competing for more than a quarter of a million dollars in prize money.

2014 U.S. Championship

Dates: May 7-21, 2014
Format: 12-player Round Robin
Prize Fund: $171,000 plus $64k Fischer Bonus (breakdown to be published soon)
Invitations:

2013 U.S. Champion: Gata Kamsky
2013 U.S. Junior Closed Champion: Daniel Naroditsky
2013 U.S. Open Champion: Josh Friedel
(1) – Wildcard (TBD)
(8) – Rating (TBD – March supplement)

 2014 U.S. Women’s Championship

Dates: May 7-21, 2014
Format: 10-player Round Robin
Prize Fund: $65,000 (breakdown to be published soon)
Invitations:
2013 U.S. Women’s Champion: Irina Krush
(2) – Wildcard (TBD)
(7) – Rating (TBD – March supplement)

2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

Dates: June 20 – July 1, 2014
Format: 10-player Round Robin
Prize Fund: $10,000 (breakdown to be announced soon)
Invitations:
(1) – 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Champion (Daniel Naroditsky)
(1) – 2013 U.S. Junior Open Champion (Justus Williams)
(2) – Wildcard (TBD)
(6) – Rating (TBD – April rating supplement)
For the U.S. Championship, the CCSCSL once again will sponsor the ‘$64K Fischer Prize,’ to be awarded to anyone that scores a perfect 11-0, in honor of Bobby Fischer`s similar accomplishment at the 1963-64 U.S. Championship.

Stay tuned to uschesschamps.com for the latest updates about the events. }

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