December 2016

In addition, Webster, Saint Louis University, Texas Tech, and UT-Dallas qualify for Final Four of College Chess.
IM Irene Sukandar vs. GM Anton Kovalyov The biggest crowd of college players in more than 30 years assembled at the Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel...
Largest PanAms in More Than 30 Years Makes It Big But Not Easy in New Orleans! 60 teams compete, including a new powerhouse from Saint Louis...
The US Chess Federation presented Kornelijs (Neil) Dale with an “Outstanding Career Achievement Award” at the 2012 U.S. Open. For most of that chess...
Naomi in her final round game in Sochi, Russia Congrats to Naomi Bashkansky of Washington State, who won the Girls Under 13 section of the World...
Although becoming a national champion is a monumental achievement, there is much more to gain than the prizes. Less than 1% of the over 1500 players...
Our gold medal team, pictured triumphantly on the cover of January 2017 Chess Life, will be celebrated at a benefit in the chess capital of US, Saint...
Joel Levine wins another Palciauskas! Joel Levine has won his fourth Master-level Palciauskas tournament with a decisive edge in 14P01 ceding only a...
“Are twelve games enough? Would you like to see more games? Or fewer?” These were the questions I posed to Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin during...
This month, Wesley So won the London Classic, the overall Grand Chess Tour, and became one of the few people to cross the 2800 FIDE rating mark. In...
Happy Holidays from Grandmaster and composer Pal Benko, who presents Christmas tree and holiday candle shaped mates in two, three, four and five for...
Find full results from the K-12 Grade National Championships in Nashville, TN, which crowned champions in 13 sections. Winners included 1st Grade...

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