January 2016

The #2 article in Best of US Chess 2015 is How Blitz Helps me Heal: Chess and Parkinson’s by Thierry Kauffmann. Judges loved Kauffmann's prose style...
The #3 article in Best of US Chess 2015 is 10 Lessons Learned from the 2015 Sinquefield Cup by GM Ian Rogers. Judges praised the Australian GM and...
GM Sergey Erenburg This year the Chesapeake Open was held over the MLK weekend for the first time. The date change was successful with the tournament...
Alejandro Ramirez at the Qatar Masters, Photo David Llada The #4 article in Best of US Chess 2015 is Four Medals in Greece: “This is real chess” by GM...
The #5 article in Best of CLO 2015 is Krush on K-12: “No Offense, but GMs Aren’t Good at Bughouse” By GM Irina Krush. Judges enjoyed her storytelling...
Maret ThorpePhoto Tae Moon "I’m so honored to have made it on to the first iteration of the Top Women Age 50 and Over! I hope these newly added lists...
Eric Rosen with the World Champ The #6 article in Best of US Chess 2015 is Eric Rosen on Final IM Norm: Keys to Success by IM Eric Rosen. Judges...
GMs Andrey Stukopin, Eugene Perelshteyn, and IM Andrey Gorovets tied for first in the 2016 Golden State Open. Our coverage includes some of the most...
The #7 article in Stepping Stones to 2500 at the U.S. Chess School by Samir Sen. Judges praised the young writer and chess champion’s ability to...
Wei Yi and Magnus Carlsen shake hands, Photo official website. Tournament cross tables can be deceptive, giving the impression that each round is of...
The longest continuously running US Chess rated scholastic championships is the Greater New York Scholastic Championships. It is the only scholastic...
The #8 article in Best of US Chess 2015 is Why is Carlsen Dominant? (A Theory) By GM Cristian Chirila. Judges praised Chirila’s unique angle and...

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