The two National Championships attracted no less than 11 grandmasters. GM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Zviad Izoria, GM Enrico Sevillano and GM Conrad Holt represented the Bay Area grandmaster contingent. GM Ray Robson and GM Alex Shimanov traveled from St. Louis to participate.
Posts from September, 2017
Four-time U.S. Women’s Champion Anna Zatonskih is having a spectacular tournament at the Isle of Man Open – with a 2600+ performance rating and a victory over GM Boris Gelfand.
Today Levon Aronian of Armenia, became the first player to win two World Cups. After four draws in the classical portion of the World Cup…
Congratulations to Annie Wang, who clinched first place at the World Girls Under 16 Championships with her tenth, penultimate round victory over Marina Gajcin of…
The Isle of Man International (September 23-October 1) started with a bang for American chess fans, as Fabiano Caruana defeated Former World Champ Vladimir Kramnik…
Several Americans are in medal contention at the World Youth in Montevideo, Uruguay (September 16-26). With one round to go, Annie Wang is in prime…
This year’s IOM Masters field is particularly strong, featuring 5 players from the World’s top 10, including the 3 most recent world champions.
The 2017 CalChess State Championship took place over Labor Day Weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. In both the main event as well as the scholastic side event, the organizing team reported record numbers. In fact, the projected prize fund was increased by 10% because of the massive amount of entries!
Levon Aronian of Armenia and Ding Liren of China will face off in the World Cup final in Tbilisi, Georgia, starting on September 23, at…
Though Hurricane Irma rerouted a number of families – and prevented one player from attending – the US delegation arrived for the World Youth in…
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 »