December 2020

Team Washington's Jacob Meyer hoists the new traveling States Chess Cup.
Through the fall, nearly 30 state teams battled through a season and playoff bracket to determine the first States Cup Champion.
States Chess Cup U.S. Map Divisions
The States Chess Cup is a new online, team chess league, organized this past fall for players to represent their state and play against others from...
Oliver book cover
A new chess book on 25 classic games that every player should know was written by a surprising new author.
Sabina Foisor on Sherlock's Method
On December 10th at 5 PM EST, WGM and 2017 US Women's Champion Sabina Foisor will be our special guest in our "Girls Club ZOOM." Sabina will talk...
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**Note: We have repaired our Podcast feed. Please click here for a direct link to your favorite provider. ** Welcome to the December 2020 edition of...
FIDE World Online Championships Cadets and Youth 2020
The U.S. players will play in a final knockout bracket for the online world championship event, starting December 19.
Madwomans Book Club
The next edition of the Madwoman's Book Club will be on Friday, December 18th at 8 PM EST and will feature award-winning author Maria Konnikova's book...
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Several big names around US Chess will present this weekend at ChessTech2020, the first international conference covering all online and digital...
2020 K-12 Showdown logo
The K-12 Showdown Tournament is rapidly approaching. There is still time to sign up for this event, which runs December 12-13. Please read the...
Alex Dunne
Alex Dunne has retired as US Chess Correspondence Chess Director due to suffering a stroke which has made him incapable of performing the duties...
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Two winners on Sunday will qualify for a Final Round Robin tournament, which awards a seat in the 2021 national chess championship.
GMs Wesley So and Magnus Carlsen in the Skilling Open Finals
The reigning U.S. Champion beat GM Magnus Carlsen in a blitz playoff for the finals of the $100,000 Skilling Open.

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