New US champ Hikaru Nakamura is blogging in detail about his triumphant tournament run in a fun game-by-game chronology at his site. Part One and Two, with a third coming. Great stuff direct from the source and it sure beats waiting for a watered-down, chopped-up version to appear in print a month or two from now. The raw feed rules!
Then there's Nakamura's post-tournament interview from ICC Chess.FM with Macauley Peterson and Jen Shahade. If you're wondering about his second "Kris" mentioned in his blog, the interview has a little more about this mystery man.
On a separate note, was this the strongest US championship ever? Reshevsky and Fine were super-elite at a time when there weren't many, and Kashdan was no slouch. Fischer, Benko, Evans and R. Byrne had their achievements as well. Browne-Christiansen-Dzindzi-Seirawan? Kavalek certainly raised the class of a few events. Then the Soviet invasion fields, though few other than Gulko were ever top-20 from what I can tell. The format argument is separate, really. Obviously there were quite a few weaker players in this swiss than in the old round-robins, but the top ten guys in St. Louis were very strong and that's what I'm measuring by for the sake of the argument. (That is, strength and depth of the elite, not top to bottom.) What's your pick for strongest US Ch ever?