August 2019

The last two or three times I had visited, I had brought with me an autographed copy of Grandmaster Pal Benko’s endgame book, a volume that Benko had...
Grandmaster Irina Krush didn't lose a single game in Berkeley. The seven-time US women's champion kicked off the Berkeley Summer IM Norm Tournament...
The 2019 Sinquefield Cup resumes this afternoon after Thursday’s rest day, with three players sharing the lead heading into Round 6. Ding Liren...
Playing Hall (photo Giannatos) Over 85 players have descended upon Greensboro, North Carolina to participate in the 2019 U.S. Masters Chess...
Fabiano Caruana took advantage of a zeitnot-induced error to defeat Levon Aronian, claiming his first win of the 2019 Sinquefield Cup. He joins...
The August episode of Ladies Knight features Maureen Grimaud, chair of the US Chess Women's committee. Maureen is a vocal proponent and supporter of...
2019 TWCC participants (photo Louis A. Reed, Jr) Nicole Niemi and I both scored 3.5 of 4 at the 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship (TWCC). We each...
Ten women representing five countries (Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Mongolia and USA) are competing for FIDE norms in the Berkeley Chess School´s Summer...
Did Ian Nepomniachtchi miss a win against Fabiano Caruana in their Round 2 matchup at the Sinquefield Cup? It depends on what you mean by “miss.” The...
The seventh annual Sinquefield Cup began on August 17th at the Saint Louis Chess Club, with twelve of the top players in the World competing for over...
An IM norm tournament (August 16-20) is underway at the Berkeley Chess Club with ten strong female competitors, including seven-time US Champion Irina...
Levon Aronian won the 2019 Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz with a combined score of 22 points, a half-point ahead of Yu Yangyi, Ding Liren, and Maxime...

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