Sunday, May 18, 2008

Illinois’s Shulman Leads in U.S. Championship

Chicago-area grandmaster Yury Shulman, a member of the Chicago Blaze, has taken the lead in the U.S. Chess Championship currently underway in Oklahoma. More coverage as I can get to it, but in the meantime follow the action at the official site and at the U.S. Chess Federation. Let’s all root for Yury.

Update (5/20): Yury is ahead by a point going into the 8th (and final?) round, and reigning women's champ Irina Krush is also in the lead in her quest to defend her title.