Home Page Chess Life Online 2008 May U.S. Championship Update
|U.S. Championship Update|
|By Tom Braunlich|
|May 6, 2008|
The fields are set for the Frank Berry U.S. Championship and Women's Champs, which kick off next week and run from May 13-21. Both events will take place at the Raddison Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the rounds will be at 2:30 Central/3:30 EST. You can watch them live on Monroi.com. Check out the full schedule here. The latest news on the rosters is that GM Dmitry Gurevich replaces GM Jaan Ehlvest, who had to drop out for personal reasons. Review the final fields below. Now that the fields are set, it is a good time to enter your fantasy chess team (Read complete rules and prizes here), or alter your team if you already added a team a few days ago, which included Ehlvest.
Confirmed Roster - 2008 FKB U.S. Women's Championship
Defending champion Irina Krush heads the women's group, which will be a 10-player round robin.
New Prize Added —
A sponsored special prize perk has been added to the championship. In addition to the announced prizes, the champion will receive a spot on the Caribbean Gambit Chess Cruise valued at over $5,000 cash plus expenses.
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The U.S. Championships both take place May 13-21 in Tulsa. For more details, see the website: http://monroi.com/the-2008-fkb-us-chess-championship-home.html
You can watch the games live online at www.monroi.com
Spectators are welcome and there will be live commentary on site using the MonRoi system.