In what is becoming a trend, the tournament broke attendance records, and the younger, non-GMs won the tournament.
Posts from July, 2017
This unexpected result left a wide open opportunity for Awonder Liang to clinch the championship, without even needing a playoff—if he could win his last round game.
MORRISTOWN, NJ Americans Bryce Tiglon and Evelyn Zhu garnered IM and WIM titles at North American Youth Chess Championships involving the US, Canada and Mexico…
The US Team won 4 gold medals – more than any other country – while 6 more US team members tied for 1st, achieving top scores in a total of 7 different sections.
“He was scathingly blunt, had never even crossed paths with the concept of tact, and would do anything for you, up to and including the shirt off his back. He also had a wicked sense of humor.”
I was thrilled when the new Blindfold World Record holder, GM Timur Gareyev, was excited to accept the invitation to instruct, demonstrate, and exhibit in…
A record-breaking 357 players from the United States, Canada and Mexico descended on the historic American Revolution town of Morristown, NJ, to compete in the…
Round 5 featured a key match-up: Emily Nguyen – the tournament leader entering the round – vs. Akshita Gorti – who trailed by half a point in clear 2nd place.
IMs John Burke and Nicolas Checa achieved GM norms at the Philadelphia International. Both IMs are 15 years old, and both achieved their norm with…
Wisconsin does not come to mind as a destination for 9-round Open Chess tournaments. But I believe that perception is changing now!
US Chess Press
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- Geoffrey S. Isaak, J.D., Hired as Director of Development at US Chess »
- Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson Visits New Orleans to Unveil New Scholastic Program »
- Jennifer Pearson Hired as Governance Coordinator at US Chess »
- 31st Frank Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship Announced »