became the US Champion after the final match vs Yury Shulman, which
he won with 1.5:0.5.
took the title among women defeating Rusadan
Goletiani 1.5:0.5 in the women's final.
The U.S. Chess Championship took place in San Diego March 1st-12th 2006. There were two groups of 32 players, the winners of each met in a final for the title. These matches were of two games of rapid chess, with blitz tiebreaks.