Seven US Players Qualify for World Cup
June 6, 2011
GM Alexander Onischuk, Photo Suzy Gorman for CCSCSL
Seven US players have qualified to the World Cup (Khanty-Mansiysk, August 26-September 21) including the top six in the US Chess Championships Gata Kamsky, Yury Shulman, Sam Shankland, Robert Hess, Ray Robson, Alexander Onischuk and World #6 Hikaru Nakamura. Although the United States only receives five spots from the US Champs, designated as a Zonal Championship, both Nakamura and Kamsky made the cut on rating. See details on all invited players on