July 2021

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The US Chess Executive Board passed the following motion 7-0 affecting the U.S. Open mask policy: In view of the recent CDC guidance on use of masks...
GMs Sergey Karjakin and Sam Shankland at the 2021 FIDE World Cup
The California GM came tantalizingly close, but finishes his stellar run at the 2021 FIDE World Cup with a tiebreaker loss to GM Sergey Karjakin.
Scenes from 2021 Weeramantry
The constellation of events that make up the 2021 U.S. Open get underway tonight at 7pm Eastern with the first games of the five Invitational events —...
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The updated ratings supplement files for August have been generated and posted. If you previously downloaded a copy of the August Ratings Supplement...
Jennifer Shahade with Katherine Zhuge, Nashville 2019
US Chess Women and our girls club was featured in both the New Yorker Magazine and the Wall Street Journal in articles published on July 26 and July...
Devina Devagharan
The July edition of the Chess Underground checks in with WFM Devina Devagharan. Devina shares her thoughts about bunnies (and bunny appearances)...
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FIDE Americas has announced that it is hosting a two-stage tournament, the XXXI Pan American Youth Chess Festival, Pan Floripa 2021. There will be an...
GM Gregory Kaidanov
GM Gregory Kaidanov is the 2021 U.S. Senior Champion, taking the title after an exciting tiebreak victory against GM Larry Christiansen. Kaidanov...
GM Hans Niemann
After a final round draw with Ruiyang Yan on Sunday, IM Annie Wang is the 2021 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion. [pgn][Event "U.S. Girls Junior...
Christopher Yoo
Remember yesterday when I wrote that it was “steady on” after seven rounds at the 2021 Junior, Girls’ Junior, and Senior Championships? Yeah. About...
GM Sam Shankland, Round 4.2
GM Sam Shankland is the lone American standing in the 2021 World Cup and Women’s World Cup, having defeated GM Rinat Jumabayev 1½-½ in the fourth...
IM Hans Niemann
It’s steady on with two rounds to play at the U.S. Junior, Girls’ Junior, and Senior Championships. Friday’s seventh round saw the three leaders...

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