August 2016

On the weekend of August 12th-14th, Continental Chess Association held two different weekend swisses, one on each coast. On the West Coast, the...
GM Elshan Moradiabadi Going into the last round of the 5th Annual Washington International, four players were tied with 6/8 (GM Gata Kamsky, GM Conrad...
Fabiano Caruana at the U.S. Championships. Photo: Spectrum Studios Two powerful American teams will soon be heading to Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 42nd...
Jeffery Xiong at the 2016 U.S. Championships. Photo: Austin Fuller Days ago, Jeffery Xiong, the current U.S. Junior Champion, added World Junior...
There were three recent Continental Chess Association tournaments held on three consecutive weekends in three different states and three enterprising...
Jeffery with his dad GM Jeffery Xiong became the first US player to win the World Junior Championship in almost two decades. This year's edition was...
Photo of Jeffery Xiong by Austin Fuller at STL Chess Club Reigning US Junior Champion Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong is a point ahead of the field at the...
Photo Anne Buskirk Takeaway 1: Material Matters Sometimes, in chess, greed is punished mightily. Other times, however, avarice can be richly rewarded...
Robert Irons Gary Boye of Buffalo, New York and Robert Irons of Elmira, New York, shared first place in the 2015 Swift Quad 15SQ14. GAME OF THE MONTH...
Brandon Wang had a phenomenal performance in the 21st Bradley Open scoring 4-0 with a half point bye and tying for first with GM Michael Rohde and...
Graphics by Spectrum Studios Congratulations to 22-year-old Grandmaster Wesley So, winner of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. Wesley won the...
Ruifeng Li at the US Junior Closed. Photo: Austin Fuller The 2016 Southern Open was held at the Wyndham resort in Orlando, Florida from July 25th to...

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