July 2016

Timothy Weil of Denver, Colorado, has won the closely contested Walter Muir 15W10. By wining one and drawing one against each opponent, Tim made...
Jeffery Xiong playing against Nicolas Checa at the US Junior Closed. Photo: Austin Fuller Congrats to GM Jeffery Xiong, the 2016 US Junior Champion...
Jeffery Xiong playing against Nicolas Checa at the US Junior Closed. Photo: Austin Fuller As we enter the finale of the US Junior Closed, Jeffery...
Nakamura in Bilbao, with Anish Giri in the background Hikaru Nakamura, currently #5 in the World rankings, has famously had a difficult time against...
It is not often that you see three 2700+ GMs and a 7 time U.S. Women’s Champion tie for first in a weekend Swiss that offers less than $15,000 in...
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The maintenance window initially scheduled for Wednesday, July 13th has been postponed. Update 7/26/16: The website migration is now scheduled to...
The 5th Continental Class Championship returned to Virginia after a two-year absence. Buoyed by a $20,000 prize fund, the tournament attracted three...
International Master Aleksandr Ostrovskiy. Photo: Austin Fuller In an exciting turn of events in round 4, International Master Aleksandr Ostrovskiy...
The 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship begins on Friday, July 8th. With so many American youth chess players reaching new heights and breaking...
Josh Colas, Photo Tim Hanks Philadelphia — One of the things that 17-year-old Joshua Colas wanted to achieve shortly after he graduated from high...
Happy Independence Day! Solve the following problems from Grandmaster Pal Benko, which are inspired by the American Revolutionary War. Start off with...
Organizer Janelle Losoff, Ruifeng Li, and Daniel Fridman. Photo: Tim Hanks. While the prestigious National Open is usually dominated by experienced...

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