Round 1 Pairings Set for US Chess Champs & US Womens
May 7, 2014
The Us Chess Championship field at the Opening Ceremony held at the World Chess Hall of Fame, Photo by Lennart Ootes for STL Chess Club

Round 1 pairings are set at the US Chess and US Women's Championships in Saint Louis (May 8-20). These premiere National events are hosted by Saint Louis for the sixth year in a row. Key round one match-ups include Timur Gareev vs. defending champion Gata Kamsky in the Championship. Find full details on, where you can follow the games with live commentary hosted by GMs Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley and WGM and CLO editor Jen Shahade. The action begins at 1 CST on Thursday, May 8th.

GM Molner, Mackenzie   2522 GM Onischuk, Alexander   2668  
2 GM Akobian, Varuzhan   2643 IM Naroditsky, Daniel   2543  
3 GM Friedel, Joshua E   2505 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr   2582  
4 GM Gareev, Timur   2653 GM Kamsky, Gata   2713  
5 GM Ramirez, Alejandro   2595 GM Shankland, Samuel L   2634  
6 GM Robson, Ray   2631 GM Erenburg, Sergey   2633    

1 WGM Nemcova, Katerina   2282 GM Krush, Irina   2489  
2 CM Zenyuk, Iryna   2249 IM Zatonskih, Anna   2469  
3 WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev   2366 FM Melekhina, Alisa   2151  
4 WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca   2238 WGM Baginskaite, Camilla   2267  
5 WIM Ni, Viktorija   2206 NM Eswaran, Ashritha   1979