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The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) hosts the U.S. Junior Closed Championship July 7-18, 2016

Ten players are competing in the 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship (invitational rating):

  • GM Jeffery Xiong (2723)—Coppell, Texas

  • GM Kayden Troff (2639)—West Jordan, Utah

  • IM Ruifeng Li (2608)—Plano, Texas

  • IM Akshat Chandra (2583)—Inselin, N.J.

  • IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti (2527)—Boise, Idaho

  • IM Michael Bodek (2523)—New Rochelle, N.Y.

  • IM Awonder Liang (2515)—Madison, Wis.

  • IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy (2508)—Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • FM Michael Brown (2506)—Trabucco Canyon, Calf.

  • FM Nicolas Checa (2502)—Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

Players are competing for more than $20,000 in prizes, and the winner will also receive an automatic invitation to the 2017 U.S. Championship, the nation’s top invitational chess event. Two players from this year’s field, defending U.S. Junior Champion, Akshat Chandra, and Jeffery Xiong, competed in the 2016 U.S. Chess Championship.

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