Welcome to a new series we recap the weekly chess news in a short, digestible format. We have 4 stories to cover today. If you’d rather watch the YouTube version of me going over these stories, watch below:
IM Levy Rozman donates $100,000
Levy is also playing a chess tournament, trying for a GM Norm. Follow his progress and game recaps on his YouTube channel. Here is his first round recap:
Nihal Sarin wins the JSCC
Carissa Yip Wins the Women’s US Chess Championship
Carissa Yip won the Women’s US Chess Championship with a full round to spare. She finished 8.5/11, a clear point and a half ahead of the rest of the field. Read more here.
Here is her interview after clinching the title:
Wesley So Wins The US Chess Championship
Wesley So won his 3rd US Chess Championship, his 2nd in a row. He won both games in the blitz tiebreak to clinch the title. You can read the full story here.