May 2018

So far, Magnus Carlsen is looking like his peak self. After only 3 games, he's gained a full point lead on the field.
WIM Dr. Alexey Root WIM Alexey Root is one of ten women pre-registered for the Texas Women’s Chess Championship (June 23-34). The event, open to women...
Dan Lucas US Chess Promotes Dan Lucas to Senior Director of Strategic Communication and Melinda Matthews to Publications Editor US Chess announces the...
The Altibox Norway Chess Tournament kicked off with victory for American Wesley So, who took down the blitz tournament, half a point ahead of fellow...
What makes Norway the self-proclaimed "World's Strongest Tournament"? The event will feature the reigning World Champion, the Challenger, 8 players...
US Chess Staff lunch in Crossville, TN On May 24, The US Chess Board and Staff recognized Red Nose Day, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness for...
Rochelle Wu, Photo Jim Doyle The Women's Western Regional Championship took place last weekend at the Berkeley Chess School with 49 players, including...
Just weeks after becoming the newly crowned US Champion, Sam Shankland won the 2018 Capablanca Memorial by a convincing 1.5 point margin.
At their quarterly meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, the US Chess Federation’s Executive Board adopted the following transgender policy on May 20, 2018...
You sit down to your assigned game with your new clock--the one that you just purchased at the tournament bookstore. You are not sure how to set it...
The US Chess School in New York in session! Photos by USCS founder IM Greg Shahade Over the board, we search for time, harmony, and space. In New York...
Congratulations to Ju Wenjun, who became the 17th Women's World Champion on Friday, May 18!

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