November 2021

Nepo drinks tea Rd4 2021 WCh
The fans are beginning to get restless. And so, perhaps, are the players. The fourth round of the 2021 World Chess Championship saw World Champion...
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GM Levon Aronian, now a freshly minted US Chess Federation player, at the 2019 Sinquefield Cup. Photo by Lennart Ootes, courtesy of the Saint Louis...
Dear US Chess Friends, #GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity taking place today. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages...
2021 National K-12
Players and parents who are interested in the 2021 National K-12 Grade Championships will want to attend one of our virtual Town Hall meetings to find...
KCF University Cup 2022 logo
The second-annual KCF University Cup will take place in February 2022 on the platform.
Nepo with a grin in Game 3
The third game of the 2021 World Chess Championship saw some high-level preparation, and one critical moment that required precision from both GM...
Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi at the board, Round 2, 2021 WCh
In Round 2 of the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship, current champion GM Magnus Carlsen unleashed a rare idea in the Open Catalan, giving up a pawn...
GMs Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen
GM Elshan Moradiabadi annotates Friday's Game 1 of World Champion Magnus Carlsen's fourth title defense, against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.
Chess and Thanksgiving Swag
The US Chess offices will be closed Thursday 11/25 and reopen Monday 11/29, so that our staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
2021 World Chess Championship - Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi
The 16th World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen begins his fourth title defense on Friday, Nov 26 against challenger GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai, UAE.
IA/NTD Wayne Clark
Wayne Clark selflessly taught the art of tournament direction, helping organize the largest events around the Midwest and the nation for 20 years.
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The US Chess Executive Board has passed two motions that impact Chess Coach and Tournament Director certification. Both are extensions of current...