May 2021

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Jennifer Shahade welcomes theoretical physicist, author and chess enthusiast Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to Ladies Knight. Prescod-Weinstein’s new...
The head coach of the US Women's Olympic Team was nominated by World No. 5 Levon Aronian for an impressive training career that spans 30 years.
Yuanling Yuan on Beating a World Champion, promo for Girls Club Event
The US Chess Women girls club is continuing to provide an exciting and educational program of events. This week the club will host Canadian chess...
White on Right
Former US Chess President John McCrary continues his historical series by examining when and how White received the first move.
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In our ongoing initiatives to make both online and OTB rated play more available and to provide more certainty about the integrity of competitive play...
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Welcome to the May 2021 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication...
Goldman Sachs in the FIDE World Corporate Online Team Championships
FM Alisa Melekhina details her participation in several corporate team championships that moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dear US Chess Community, I have decided to remove myself as a candidate in the 2021 US Chess Elections. I will finish out the term to which I was...
Hikaru Nakamura Magnus Carlsen New in Chess Champions Chess Tour
World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated American Hikaru Nakamura in another chapter of the long-running rivalry between the two super-GMs.
NAYCC 2021
The 2021 North American Youth Chess Championships organizers are excited to announce they are moving forward with the tournament which will be held...
Tim Just, CLO columnist
COVID-19 has turned the face of the OTB chess universe upside down. NTD Tim Just checks in on some of the situations that will need adjustments.
Former US Chess Federation President John McCrary
Former US Chess President John McCrary digs up the origins of chess' rules as we know them, beginning his historical series discussing the draw.