April 2017

This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the New York State Scholastic Championship, and, as befits such a milestone, this year’s attendance shattered...
Wesley So and Sabina Foisor, Photo Lennart Ootes Just like last year, I list the ten biggest takeaways from the 2017 U.S. Championships. It’s great to...
GM Pal Benko recently contributed Apri Fools problems to the April edition of Chess Life Magazine, in which you are challenged to construct checkmates...
When I first started playing chess, I spent a lot of time studying the opening. Inspired by the World Champion at the time, Garry Kasparov, I spent...
The 62-player Open section was quite strong, which should be no surprise given the St Louis location. Many Webster students played as well as students...
From the moment we landed in Saint Louis we were greeted with signs of chess culture in the chess capital. A banner welcoming guests for the Chess...
2017 All Girls Nationals, Photo Betsy Dynako Zacate Before the first pawn was pushed, the All Girls National Championship was electric, thanks to a...
Andretta now was leading the tournament with a 2700+ GM and an FM all with 2 ½ out of 3! On Sunday morning, Andretta was on board one against Perez –...
As Alejandro Ramirez explained in his March 2016 US Chess News article, the round robin format is a rarity in the United States. American swiss...
GM Li had white against Gorovets and needed the win in order to tie for 1st. He brought home the full point.
We have a new US Women's chess champion: Congrats to Sabina Foisor! Foisor won a beautiful miniature today over Apurva Virkud, capped off with a...
Alexander Onischuk, Photo IM Eric Rosen As the US Chess Championship draws to a close, three players lead the Open section: Wesley So, Varuzhan...

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