April 2018

Congratulations to 26-year-old Grandmaster Sam Shankland, our new US Chess Champion! Sam finished ahead of three GMs in the top ten players in the...
We have a champion at the Main Event of the K-12 National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. David Peng of Illinois scored 6.5/7 for clear first in the...
GM Sam Shankland, Photo IM Eric Rosen The stage is set or a thrilling Championship Sunday in Saint Louis as two players vie for the crown in each...
Going into Championship weekend at the US Chess Championships in Saint Louis (April 17-30) two players hailing from California are in the clear lead...
Abhimanyu "Abhi" Mishra Abhimanyu "Abhi" Mishra made history this week, becoming the youngest US Chess master ever. And then he ate ice cream. Mishra...
Photo Jim Doyle As the High School Championships begin in Columbus, Ohio, bug and blitz tournaments welcomed hundreds of youngsters to a stunning...
In both the overall and women’s championships, two huge underdogs are leading. Sam Shankland is tied for 1st along with Fabiano Caruana, and Annie...
Jocelyn Chen makes a move at the All-Girls Nationals, Photo Betsy Dynako-Zacate The annual Kasparov Chess Foundation All Girls National Tournament set...
In his best-selling book, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, writes that the greatest resource in US are the brains of Silicon Valley. Perhaps one reason for...
The round is about to start. After a quickly noting your board assignment you rush over to your spot in the playing room. Your opponent, the captain...
In my tournament previews, I often write very balanced and nuanced assessments of each of the players. This will not be one of those. For this preview...
The US Chess Championships and US Women's Championships begin tomorrow at 2 EST. Photo Austin Fuller IM Greg Shahade, PRO Chess League commissioner...

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