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Posts from May, 2018
Congratulations to Ju Wenjun, who became the 17th Women’s World Champion on Friday, May 18!
Trailing by 2 points to Ju Wenjun at the halfway mark, Tan Zhongyi struck back in round 6 with a 125-move display of determination.
Three players went into the final round of the K-5 Championship with 5.5/6. The pressure was on for the trio, who needed to win to…
COLUMBUS, OHIO: The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2018 National High School (K-12) Championship, was contested from April 27 – 29, at Columbus, Ohio’s Greater Columbus…
Rianne Ke was in a must win situation in round seven of the K-6 Championship at the Elementary Nationals in Nashville. She reached a key…
Thomas Biedermann is no stranger to this column. He has been here many times before – He was co-champion in the 16th US Correspondence Championship. He received his International Correspondence Master and Senior Master title. He played on Board 5 in the 20th Olympiad and on Board 2 in the Pan-Am games. And now he has annexed the North American Invitational Championship. Congratulations, Thomas!
The favorites to qualify would have to be top seeded WFM Martha Samadashvili rated 2172 or second seeded Sophie Morris-Suzuki rated 2146. But there were also two other experts and five Class A players who would be looking to pull off the upset.
Results are in at the Elementary Chess Championships, held from May 11-13 in Nashville, TN! Big winners included Nathaniel Shuman (NY), Kevin Pan (CA) Rithik…
Saturday at the National Championships is a marathon: Grandmaster lessons and exhibtions, three Main event games and top seeds facing off. Two perfect 5-0 scores…
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 »