June 2016

The US Chess Olympic teams have been finalized, with new powerhouse talent on both the Open and the Women's squad. The 42nd World Chess Olympiad will...
Viktor Korchnoi on the cover of Chess Life in 1981 The world recently lost Viktor Korchnoi, a grandmaster who was a challenger for the World...
The final day of the Paris leg of the Grand Chess Tour started with big tension as Hikaru Nakamura was only half a point ahead of Magnus Carlsen. The...
Frank Berry Frank Kim Berry passed away on June 6th of a heart attack, in his home in Oklahoma. Best known nationally as sponsor of two recent U.S...
Photo: Jason Luu While a majority of the world views Las Vegas as a party destination, for me, it’s always been primarily a place of intense focus. It...
Bill Hall, former executive director of the US Chess Federation, died early on June 7, 2016 at the age of 46. This article has been updated with...
SAINT LOUIS (June 7, 2016) – The 2016 Grand Chess Tour starts June 9th with back to back tournaments in Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium. The four...
13-year-old Awonder Liang just earned his first GM norm at the Continental Championships held in San Salvador, El Salvador May 28-June 5, 2016. There...
Luke Harmon-Vellotti, Photo Betsy Dynako Zacate The recently concluded 25th Annual Chicago Open was headlined by a quartet of young norm-seekers who...
Photo courtesy of Jim Woodward What is your goal in chess? “I’d like to break 2200 by the end of the year.” “I want to earn my 3rd IM norm at my next...
US Chess is pleased to announce that the 2017 US Open Chess Championship will take place at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA, from...
The reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will face a grandmaster named for a former world champion in the next Chess.com GM Blitz Battle on...

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