In the junior section, Joseph Zeltsan led wire-to-wire to win the first Maccabiah chess gold medal in United States history.
Posts from August, 2017
Okay, perhaps it’s by now passé to bring up GM Aleksandr Lenderman’s unbridled 2009 victory dance (ranking alongside Elaine’s famous Seinfeld gyrations) at the Copper State International, celebrating his third GM norm. But this Sunday night in Norfolk, Virginia, Lenderman did have another reason to cut loose, as he took clear first ahead of nearly 400 others at the U.S. Open.
Here are a few of the most interesting tactical, positional, and endgame moments that have occurred in the event so far.
GM Aleksander Lenderman of New York took clear first at the US Open in Norfolk, VA with a final score of 8/9. In the penultimate…
Going into the final round of the US Open in Norfolk, VA, five Grandmasters are tied for the lead with 7/8. GMs Evgeny Postny, Ruifeng Li,…
Thursday at the U.S. Open is the day all the players are finally onsite—403 at this 2017 version, the 118th annual iteration without interruption….
Three young champs took a bite out of future college tuitions by scoring $5,000 scholarships at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel as the U.S. Open…
Results are in at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions (click link for pdf of final results), Barber tournament of K-8 Champions and National Girls…
The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its thirty-second consecutive annual award. The Fellowship was created by the late Frank P….
The Sinquefield Cup, the strongest tournament in the country, begins tomorrow. This year’s field features the return of World Champion Magnus Carlsen to the Grand Chess Tour, 7 players from the world’s top 10, and a 2788 average rating.
US Chess Press
- Real Sports on HBO with Bryant Gumbel Features "Gateway to Chess" on October 23 »
- 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 »