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The 2022 U.S. Senior, Junior and Junior Girls Championships go overboard from July 6 – July 16, 2022

SAINT LOUIS, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host three national championships featuring the top senior, junior and female American chess players. Of July 6 – 16, 2022, Saint Louis, the chess capital of America, will host the top 10 juniors, girls and seniors from the 2022 US Junior, US Girls’ Junior and US Senior Invitational Chess Championships. Tournaments feature more than $130,000 in price.

“We are thrilled to once again kick off the national championships this summer bringing together the best chess players from all over United States“, said the general manager tony rich. “For the past 13 years, we have been proud to annually host the future of chess with the US Junior and US Junior Women’s Championships and for the fourth year in a row we will showcase the legends of chess with the US Senior Championship. “

The three 10-player fields will connect the past and future of chess for a celebration of the best in chess.

The U.S. Junior Championship will feature a group of new and returning young prodigies. 2021 U.S. Junior GM Champion Hans Niemann will not return to reclaim his title. Headliners include two-time U.S. Junior GM Champion Awonder Liang, GM Brandon JacobsonGM Christopher Yoo and GM Abhimanyu Mishrawhose talent and determination put them among the brightest young minds in the game. Additionally, the wildcard player will be three-time US Girls’ junior champ, MI Carissa Yip. In addition to winning the title, players will compete to win a piece of more than $20,000 prize fund and an invite to the U.S. Championship later this year. The winner of the American Junior Championship will receive a $6,000 scholarship, jointly supported by US Chess and Dewain Barbier.

  • U.S. Junior Women’s Championship

The future for women’s chess in the United States is bright and will be on full display during the USA Women’s Junior Championship. This tournament features a roster of rising stars, while the 2021 U.S. Junior Girls Champion MI Annie Wang will not return to reclaim his title. Headlining players returning to competition this year include WGM Jennifer Yu, WGM Thalia Cervantes and WIM Alice Lee, each considered one of America’s finest female and male chess players. In addition to winning the title, players will have the chance to win a piece of more than $10,000 prize fund and an invitation to the United States Women’s Championship later this year. In addition, the winner of the United States Junior Girls Championship will receive a $6,000 scholarship, jointly supported by US Chess and Dewain Barbier.

For the fourth year in a row, the US Senior Championship will run alongside other national chess championships across the country. The 2022 platoon features legendary chess players, including six American Chess Hall of Fame inductees: Grandmasters Gregory Kaidanov, the 2021 American Senior Champion, Joel Benjaminthe 2020 senior american champion, Alex Shabalovthe 2019 senior american champion, Larry Christiansen, Igor Novikovand wildcard Nick Di Firmian.

GM’s Yasser Seirawan expert commentary team, Alejandro Ramirez and Christian Chirila will call the live action. The team will provide game analysis daily from July 6 – July 16 online from 1:00 p.m. CT.

Fans can watch all the action live on www.uschesschamps.com and on the Saint Louis Chess Club Youtube and Twitch.tv canals.

2022 U.S. Junior Championship Ground

Last name

Qualification method

Ranking by invitation*

Hometown

GM Awonder Liang

Champion Denker 2021

2705

Madison, Wis.

General Manager Brandon Jacobson

Evaluation

2627

Westfield NJ

GM Christopher Yoo

Evaluation

2626

Dublin, California

GM Andrew Hong

Evaluation

2610

Saratoga, California

GM Abhimanyu Mishra

Evaluation

2607

Englishtown, New Jersey

Mr. I. David Brodsky

Evaluation

2584

Cortlandt Mansion, NY

IM Justin Wang

Evaluation

2565

Katy, TX

NM Pedro Espinosa

2021 US Junior Open Champion

2222

New York, NY

MI Balaji Daggupati

Evaluation

2525

San Ramon, California

MI Carissa Yip

Wildcard character

2514

Andover, MA

2022 U.S. Women’s Junior Championship Ground

Last name

Ranking by invitation*

Qualification

Hometown

WGM Jennifer Yu

Evaluation

2388

Ashburn, Virginia

WGM Thalia Cervantes

Evaluation

2355

St. Louis, Missouri

Alice Lee

Evaluation

2347

1North Oaks, MN

FM Ruiyang Yan

Champion Haring 2021

2344

Mountain View, California

WIM Rochelle Wu

Evaluation

2319

Woodland, California

WFM Sophie Morris-Suzuki

Evaluation

2250

Waccabuc, NY

WFM Zoey Tang

Evaluation

2232

Portland, OR

WIM Ellen Wang

Evaluation

2213

Bronx, NY

WFM Gracy Prasanna

Evaluation

2210

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

WFM Anne-Marie Veléa

Wildcard character

2201

Sammamish, WA

2022 U.S. Senior Championship Ground

Last name

Ranking by invitation*

Qualification

Hometown

GM Gregory Kaidanov**

2021 Senior USA Champion

2600

Lexington, Kentucky

MI Igor Khmelnitsky

2021 Irwin Champion

2470

King of Prussia, PA

GM Dmitry Gurevich

2021 US Open Senior Champion

2417

Chicago, IL 60607

GM Vladimir Akopian

Evaluation

2672

Glendale, California

GM Larry Christiansen**

Evaluation

2601

Cambridge, MA

GM Igor Novikov**

Evaluation

2587

Lexington, Kentucky

GM Alex Shabalov**

Evaluation

2558

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

GM Maxim Dlugy

Evaluation

2549

New York, NY

GM Joel Benjamin**

Evaluation

2534

Waldwick, New Jersey

GM Nick Di Firmian**

Wildcard character

2506

Oakland, California

* Invitational rankings are calculated and certified by US Chess.

** Refers to members of the US Chess Hall of Fame participating in the 2022 Senior US Championship at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

St. Louis Chess Club

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers advanced chess classes, beginners classes, and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. . For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org.

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