January 2018

GM Robert Hess on the 2010 cover of Chess Life Magazine The #5 article in Best of US Chess 2017 is GM Hess on the World Cadets: US Team on an Upswing...
FM Alisa Melekhina covers key games on her way to finishing second in the U2300 of the 2017 NAO Open. She also gave a presentation on her recent book...
On Monday evening US Chess learned of the passing this past Friday, January 26, of former US Chess President Gary Hugh Sperling. Former Executive...
Photo Cathy Rogers Transported through the streets to the village square, serenaded by the local steel workers’ choir, awarded a medal by the city...
GM Kamil Dragun won the Golden State Open held from January 11-15 in Concord, California.
The #6 article in Best of US Chess 2017 is The Shaman Sees Checkmate: Teaching Chess in the Amazon by Vincent Roazzi Jr. With evocative photographs...
The international chess bug has hit me, and I’ve played tournaments in Israel, Spain, France, and Argentina and have visited chess sites in India...
Wesley So at Wijk aan Zee, Photo Cathy Rogers For five years the traditional Wijk aan Zee super-tournament – this year celebrating its 80th edition –...
The Charlotte Chess Center is perhaps becoming an American “norm factory,” having produced several norms and titles in 2016 and 2017.
GM Ian Rogers The #7 article in Best of US Chess 2017 is GM Rogers on World Cup: Five US Players Still Alive by GM Ian Rogers. In Rogers' informative...
Bryan Castro The #8 article in Best of US Chess 2018 is "Spring Ahead in the Endgame" by Bryan Castro. Bryan shows how he combined analysis of his own...
Awonder Liang at the U.S. Junior Championship, which he went on to win. Photo: US Championship Website Ask me who the second highest rated player to...

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