Morristown, NJ – September 6, 2017 – This past Labor Day Weekend, Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner won the New Jersey Open, the state’s annual chess championship. Molner, 29,…
Posts from September, 2017
Tim Just is a National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter, and editor of the 5th & 6th edition of the US Chess Rulebook. He is also…
Georgia has in recent years been keen to promote itself as a desirable tourist destination. Add to that a chess tradition which includes producing some…
I’m Sharan Subramanian, a student at the University of Chicago and the Founder and President of Invest in Chess, a service-based chess advocacy initiative. The…
GM Timur Gareyev, the Blindfold King, won the Atlantic Open held August 25-27 at the Washington DC Crystal City Hilton with a score of 4 ½ – ½. While he didn’t have to play blindfolded, he did play an unintentional Swiss gambit.
Our top three US players and Olympic gold medalists Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura all won the first game of their mini-matches today…
Four players finished tied for first in the Indianapolis Open held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Indianapolis Airport from August 27-29. GM Priyadharshan Kannappan, IM Ron Burnett, SM Mika Brattain and NM Jason Wang all scored 4-1 to tie for first and take $975, with Brattain taking an extra $100 for the best tiebreaks.
The World Cup begins in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 3 and you can find the pairing tree here. In this preview, IM Greg Shahade predicts…
IM Andrey Gorovets won the Manhattan Open with a score of 4 ½ – 1/2, taking the $2000 first prize and $100 clear first bonus. His path to victory was slightly unusual, but was very dominant.
In the September 2017 issue of Chess Life, GM Sam Shankland wrote about Team USA’s performance at this year’s World Team Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk. This “web extra” features additional material that was not included in the print article.
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 »