Fabiano Caruana and Nazi Paikidze are US Champions

05.02.16 Fabiano Caruana topped a stellar field of grandmasters including Hikaru Nakamura, Wesly So, Gata Kamsky and others to win the US Championship played at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis on April 13-30. In the Women's Championship, International Master Nazi Paikidze, the only player without a single loss, took first with 8.5/11.

2016 US Champions Fabiano Caruana and Nazi Paikidze
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All games from this event

The US Champion Fabiano Caruana at the board.

It was not to be this time around for former US Champion Hikaru Nakamura.

This young lady, Carissa Yip, took down grandmaster and former US Women's Champion Irina Krush.

Carissa has been featured in ChessMaine.net. Here she is at the Susan Polgar National Invitational in July of 2012. Here's the link to that story.

This was the game in which Yip notched the GM scalp.

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