May 2016

After seven hard fought rounds of play, we have our National Champions! Some of the biggest names in U.S. chess history got their start by winning the...
Kids are often underrated and so it's normal to see one or two of the top seeds go down in National Scholastics. However at the National Elementary...
You usually expect a few upsets at Nationals, but no one expected what happened in Round 1 this year. In the K-6 Championship, 1348 rated Dominic...
Maximillian Lu, top seed in the K-5 Nationals, here shown playing Sultan Al Darmaky of the UAE in South Africa, Photo Reint Dykema The Elementary...
The latest edition of the Check is in the Mail features the game of the month from David McCann. Also featured: James Vaughan (pictured), who won the...
Wesley So vs. Hikaru Nakamura. Photo courtesy of Lennart Ootes. Test your tactical skills with puzzles from the Ultimate Blitz Challenge, where the...
“If I don’t get my last norm on this trip it will be nothing but an utter failure,” I joked, half-seriously, to my roommate and travel partner, Tom...
As those of you who read my latest US Chess article know, I have three GM norms so getting the title is a matter of reaching ELO 2500. As of last...

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