June 2021

Stalemate
Though the concept of stalemate had long been recognized, there was no universally accepted rule on its significance before the 19th century.
30th Annual Chicago Open
GM Dariusz Swiercz won the Continental Chess Association's first over-the-board major event in 15 months in Wheeling, Illinois over Memorial Day...
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On Thursday, June 10, all ballots for the 2021 Executive Board election were released to those who were registered to vote as of May 31 of this year...
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The cover story in the June edition of Chess Life Kids was devoted to Tani Adewumi's "making master" on May 1, 2021 at the Fairfield County Chess Club...
Tim Just, CLO columnist
Entering chess tournaments is a lot like those pop-up screens that bring our computers and smartphone activities to a screeching halt.
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Welcome to the June 2021 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication...
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The 501(c)(3) US Chess Federation and the US Chess Trust are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2021 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards. These...
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FIDE has announced that it is hosting a two-stage tournament, the 2021 FIDE Online Cadets & Youth Rapid World Cup, to be played on the Tornelo...
American GMs Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So headline the 2021 Tour with five OTB tournaments this summer, kicking off with back-to-back events in...
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US Chess, in partnership with the Internet Chess Club (ICC), has concluded its fair play review of the second qualifier weekend of the National Online...
Today’s guest on Cover Stories with Chess Life is the co-author of our June cover story on the 2020-2021 Candidates Tournament. No, it’s not me. It’s...
En Passant
For centuries, pawns could move forward two squares on their initial move. But the rules were debated when the move bypassed control of an enemy pawn.

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