National Chess Championship Wraps up in St. Louis

5 years 7 months 4 days ago Tuesday, May 14 2013 May 14, 2013 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:56:05 PM CDT May 14, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Chess grandmaster Gata Kamsky has won a national chess championship in St. Louis.

The 38-year-old New York City man nabbed the win Monday and a $30,000 grand prize. Kamsky is rated as the No. 17 player in the world and No. 2 player in the U.S.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis put on the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women's Championship. Prizes for the two competitions totaled $245,000.

In the women's competition, international master Irina Krush won Sunday. The 29-year-old New York City woman takes home a grand prize of $18,000.

 

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