August 2019

Castling: Moving the Rook First—Maybe? The TD listened carefully as the player made his claim: “My opponent touched his rook first and then they...
Alice Lee (Girls Under 10), Ruiyang Yan (Girls Under 12) and Liran Zhou (Open Under 12) are all leading their respective sections at the World Cadets...
Ding Liren, Rex Sinquefield (photo Crystal Fuller) In what must surely figure as the most significant win in his young career, Ding Liren defeated...
An astonishing nine(!) players tied for first in the 2019 edition of the U.S. Masters. GMs Ortiz Suarez, Azarov, Bruzon Batista, Naroditsky...
The deadline for applications to the FIDE Events Manager position has been extended to 5:00pm Central time, Monday, September 9.
ChessKid To Attempt Chess World Record With GM Judit Polgar The world's largest chess website for children will team with the greatest female chess...
As announced during the 2019 US Open in Orlando, the US Chess Executive Board adopted “Safe Play Guidelines” for US Chess National Events. Covered...
Cornhole professional and chess instructor/tournament director Stacia Pugh joins the Chess Underground in August to discuss the similarities between...
Ding Liren is in the driver’s seat as the final round of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup nears. His draw against Levon Aronian, coupled with Ian...
The World Cadet is currently underway in China, with 75 players representing US Chess. Our top scorer so far is Liran Zhou, who has 5.5/6 in the Open...
Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi took big steps forward in Round 9 with key wins, moving into the lead of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup with two rounds to...
Heading into its final days, the 2019 Sinquefield Cup is lined up for a potential “photo finish,” with five players tied for the lead at 4.5/8 as...

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