The U.S. Chess Championships ended this week when Hikaru Nakamura was crowned the winner of the tournament and the nation’s undisputed No.1.
But the key match in the whole thing turns out to be the one between Ray Robson and Wesley So, two former roommates at Webster University in St.Louis.
The much higher-rated So lost to Robson, who told me later he was surprised that So made three bad moves. The blunders gave Robson an advantage to win the match and second place. So placed third.
And the much anticipated showdown between Nakamura and So never happened.
Was So distracted and by what? See my story.
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