Juni 22, 2024

American Cup 2024: Aronian and Krush win Champions brackets

Levon Aronian and Irina Krush emerged as the winners from the Champion brackets after defeating Ray Robson and Alice Lee in their respective matches.

Aronian needed just a draw on the second day after winning both games on the first day, and he comfortably sealed the deal, earning a bonus prize of $15,000.

Leading by one point going into the second day, Irina Krush won the classical game with the black pieces and immediately decided the match in her favor (2.5-0.5) and gained a bonus prize of $9,000.

Meanwhile, Wesley So knocked out Fabiano Caruana after winning the blitz tiebreaker in the Elimination bracket. Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova eliminated Jennifer Yu after prevailing in both games on the second day of their match.

It set up the Elimination brackets with Ray Robson playing a rematch with Wesley So and Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova taking on Alice Lee. The winners will face Levon Aronian and Irina Krush, respectively.  

Photo: Courtesy of Saint Louis Chess Club, Lennart Ootes

Official website: uschesschamps.com/2024-american-cup/overview