October 2020

Annie Wang looking up before chess game starts, Photo Lennart Ootes
The Los Angeles IM leads 11 of the best American female players in a quest for the national title, being held online this year by the Saint Louis...
2020 U.S. Senior Champion GM Joel Benjamin
56-year-old New Jersey GM Joel Benjamin won the 2020 U.S. Senior Championship with an impressive 6.5/9 score and a 1.5-point lead in clear first.
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The 2020 edition of the K-12 National Grade Championships was recently canceled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. US Chess will be running...
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Jennifer interviews Robin and Sarah Ramson for the October edition of Ladies Knight podcast.
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US Chess announces that the National K-12 Grade Championships has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. It will not...
2020 U.S. Junior Champion GM John Burke
GM John Burke, the 19-year-old Webster University sophomore, became the 2020 U.S. Junior Champion after defeating GM Jeffery Xiong in a thrilling...
FIDE announced today it will not resume the 2020 Candidates Tournament as originally planned on November 1, citing the well-being of its players...
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During the August 2020 Special Delegates Meeting, the Delegates adopted a recommendation from the Governance Task Force to create a Nominating...
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The Unruly Queens, a group of four talented young female chessplayers, are hosting a series of online chess tournaments and camps, kicking off with...
The 29th Annual Chicago Open was held over Columbus Day weekend, also coinciding with National Chess Day on Oct. 10.
Seven tactical puzzles from the recently finished 2020 U.S. Junior Girls Championship.
GM Fabiano Caruana at the 2020 Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. // (photo Lennart Ootes / Altibox Norway Chess)
The World No. 2 has won just twice in nine games in the Altibox Norway Chess super tournament.

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