Posted October 20, 2021 in News, Tournaments

So and Yip Are US Chess Champions!

After many long and brutally fought battles, GM Wesley So and IM Carissa Yip are the newly crowned champions of United States Chess! Congratulations to Carissa for winning her first US Championship and to Wesley for his third time carrying the title!

2021 US Chess Championship Games and Results

Wesley claimed the win for the championship this year through the playoff system. Fabiano Caruana finished *officially* first after getting off to a very rocky start as noted in the table below, but it was So who pushed through at the last minute to claim the title of US Chess Champion once more.

#NameRating1234567890111213
1.Caruana, Fabiano2800*½0½11½110½½
2.So, Wesley2778½*½½½½½11½½½
3.Sevian, Samuel26541½*½0½½½½½11
4.Dominguez Perez, Leinier2760½½½*½½1½½½½½6
5.Lenderman, Aleksandr26070½1½*½½½½1½½6
6.Robson, Ray26690½½½½*½½½11½6
7.Shankland, Sam2714½½½0½½*1½10½
8.Burke, John M255400½½½½0*1½1½5
9.Swiercz, Dariusz264700½½½½½0*1½15
10.Naroditsky, Daniel26231½½½000½0*1½
11.Xiong, Jeffery2700½½0½½010½0*1
12.Bruzon Batista, Lazaro2645½½0½½½½½0½0*4

2021 US Women’s Chess Championship Games and Results

Carissa Yip won the women’s section outright well before the tournament came to an end. She had some impressive games and at only 18 years old, she seemed to rip through her competition, some of which are previous Women’s US Champions.

#NameRating12345678910111213
1.Yip, Carissa2402*011½1½11½11
2.Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim23221*½111½100½½7
3.Krush, Irina24290½*011½½11½½
4.Abrahamyan, Tatev2344001*½½½½11106
5.Nemcova, Katerina2331½00½*½½½11½16
6.Eswaran, Ashritha2244000½½*½½11116
7.Cervantes Landeiro, Thalia2175½½½½½½*0½½015
8.Paikidze, Nazi237400½½½½1*½0½½
9.Zatonskih, Anna2422010000½½*½11
10.Lee, Megan2211½10000½1½*½04
11.Sharevich, Anna22760½½0½01½0½*½4
12.Foisor, Sabina-Francesca22050½½1000½01½*4