June 2021

Abhi Mishra by Justin N. Lane
12-year-old Grandmaster Abhimanyu Mishra (Englishtown, NJ) is the youngest Grandmaster in history, subject to confirmation from FIDE, breaking the...
Grandmaster Wesley So Wins the Paris Rapid and Blitz event Grand Chess Tour
Two dimensions, three dimensions, less time or more: American GM Wesley So is playing elite chess across all boards.
Judy Kiragu and Dr. Philip Mwashe
In a special double-header, Jennifer interviews entrepreneur and organizer Judith Kiragu and chess patron Dr. Philip Mwashe on the origin story of the...
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From July 1, 2021, US Chess will require that all FIDE rated events be submitted to US Chess for processing using a FIDE Endorsed Pairing Program. The...
Perpetual Check
Early attempts at these rules were too ambiguous for proper enforcement, and later attempts were made to provide clarity on dealing with repeat moves.
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Portions of the uschess.org website are down. The problem is being worked on, and updates will be provided if further information becomes available.
The U.S. Amateur Team East, also known as the World Amateur Team or “Team East,” has been my favorite tournament ever since I was an eight-year-old...
James Canty III
The June edition of "Chess Underground" continues our season 3 theme, “Streamers”, with a sit-down with James Canty III. James discusses his...
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The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce the 2021 Annual Award recipients. Congratulations to all of these individuals and organizations who are...
The Chess Player by George Walker
The 50-move draw rule took centuries to reach its modern definition.
Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So at the Superbet Classic
The Grand Chess Tour continues with back-to-back events, picking up speed in Paris on Friday just after finishing the kickoff classical event in...
Carol Jarecki, 2019 (Lennart Ootes)
Rare are those people whose lives have been of such richness and merit that they earn a New York Times obituary the day after their death. IA Carol...

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