Live coverage begins at 2 p.m. today at www.saintlouischessclub.org.
While virtually all of the top players are familiar to Chicagoans, we've got two local heroes representing us this year:
GM Yury Shulman has White today against GM Vinay Bhat
GM Dmitry Gurevich (below right) has Black today against GM Larry Christiansen (below left)
...should be an interesting game... (photo Betsy Dynako)
You can compete vicariously by forming a fantasy chess team at the USCF web site (only a couple hours left!)
And you'll find coverage of yesterday's opening ceremony at Chess Life Online.