April 13, 2024

2023 U.S. Chess Championships – Day 9 Recap

Reigning U.S. Champion GM Fabiano Caruana took one step closer to a second consecutive title as he defeated GM Hans Niemann in a crucial game for the standings. But keeping up were GMs Leinier Dominguez, Wesley So, and U.S. Junior Champion Abhimanyu Mishra, who each won their games to stay within a point of the leader. Meanwhile in the U.S. Women’s Championship, WGM Begim Tokhirjonova took the sole lead after her fifth straight victory, as key rival IM Carissa Yip was held to a draw.

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