January 2020

Alexandra Botez's exciting Saturday match series in partnership with US Chess Women continues on February 1st with a blitz match against Anna Cramling...
When I think of a rumble I think instantly of pro wrestling or West Side Story. Scholastic chess does not come to mind, until recently. In the words...
Hi, I’m Wyatt Pak, and I’m here to provide some commentary on my final game at the 2019 Grade Nationals. Wyatt Pak (photo Ana Vivas) First, let me set...
Fabiano Caruana was the runaway winner of the 2020 Tata Steel Masters, scoring an outstanding 10/13 (+7) to finish a full two points ahead of Magnus...
Can you remember the last time you played in an open tournament reserved for players rated 2400+? Playing such strong events is like swimming in a...
Civil rights activist. Politician. Speech pathologist. Chess coach. Garrett Scott (photo courtesy subject) Ladies and gentlemen, the life of Garrett...
The 1st World Chess Paralympiad 2020 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from July 28-August 5, 2020. See FIDE’s news release here https://fide...
A limited amount of space is now available in our tournament program books for the three US Chess spring national championships: 2020 National High...
As the Women's World Championship ended in a thrilling finale, giving Grandmaster Ju Wenjun her third title, young American IM Carissa Yip took time...
Fabiano Caruana, Photo Alina L' Ami Congratulations to Fabiano Caruana, who clinched the Tata Steel Masters with a round to spare, by defeating Jan...
In a thrilling match that was split 6-6 in the classical portion, Ju Wenjun of China retained her World Women's Championship title against the young...
Effective immediately, the US Chess Federation (US Chess) announces that the eNotate chess software, used by some players to record chess notation on...

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