December 2016

Wesley So, Photo Lennart Ootes Wesley So caps off a great year with victory in both the overall Grand Chess Tour standings as well as the final event...
Catch the highlights and lessons so far from inside and outside the tournament hall.
At National Championships with such vast and diverse fields, it is very difficult to stay on a perfect score, even as a top seed in the early rounds...
Wesley So, Photo Lennart Ootes Three American players top the crosstable in London after seven rounds. Wesley So leads with 5/7 and he has solidified...
Nationals. A rite of passage for every young American chessplayer. Rows of trophies that are often taller than the kids who win them line the stage...
The National K-12 Grade Championships begin this weekend in Nashville, TN, starting with blitz and bughouse tournaments on December 15, Thursday night...
GM Timur Gareyev. Photo: Irina Nizmutdinova The 52nd incarnation of Southern California’s premier tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend saw GM...
Kostya at the 2016 Autumn Invitational, Photo Aman Hambleton “The first norm is always the hardest”, I wrote, naively, back in 2014. I had just earned...
Grand Chess Tour leader Wesley So and US Champion Fabiano Caruana are off to a good start at the London Chess Classic, the final stop of the 2016 tour...
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Find archives of detailed reports on US Chess surveys to our membership. 2014 survey results (pdf) 2015 survey results (pdf) 2016 survey results (pdf)
Alex Shabalov, Photo Betsy Dynako Zacate The King’s Island Open was held from November 11-13 in Blue Ash, Ohio a suburb of Cincinnati. The $30,000...
Photo: Austin Fuller While my Sinquefield Cup preview from earlier this year describes the achievements and chances of many of the London Classic...

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