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APRIL 28, 2011, 11:54 A.M. ET
NY chess grandmaster wins US Championship in Mo.
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — A 36-year-old chess grandmaster from New York has won the U.S. Championship in St. Louis.

Gata Kamsky (GAH-tuh KAHM-skee) defeated Grandmaster Yury Shulman (YUHR-ee SHUHL-muhn) of Chicago in the final match on Wednesday. The game lasted 2 1/2 hours.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis hosted the event. The organization says Kamsky gets $42,000 and Yury gets $30,000 of the $170,000 prize fund. The event featured 16 competitors, and lower-place finishers also will receive prize money.

The U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship got under way April 14 with exhibition matches. The women’s championship has a prize fund of at least $60,000 and was wrapping up Thursday.


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