December 2021

John Hartmann studying at a chessboard
Like most chess players, I enjoy competing with stronger opponents to test myself and my progress. Recently I had the chance to play an online nine...
Rochelle Ballantyne leapt into the chess community’s collective consciousness with the 2012 release of Brooklyn Castle, a documentary that chronicled...
CLO is combing through its archives to bring readers blasts from the past this holiday season. Look for throwback articles throughout December...
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The FIDE Council recently approved changes to the Qualification Commission (QC) regulations, which come into effect on January 1, 2022. These changes...
Magnus Carlsen, Rd11, 2021 WCh
GM Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship on Friday after defeating challenger GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in the 11th game of their match...
The US Chess Federation is accepting applications for the position of Digital Assistant, a part-time position within US Chess. The Digital Assistant...
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As of December 1, Michael (Mike) Buss is the new Correspondence Chess Coordinator, a contractor position within US Chess. Mike, a decorated U.S. Navy...
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CLO is combing through its archives to bring readers blasts from the past this holiday season. Look for throwback articles throughout December. First...
Nepo and Carlsen, Rd 10, 2021 World Ch
Faced with the choice to fight or regroup, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi chose the latter in the tenth game of the 2021 FIDE World Chess Championship. After a...
Nepo, Game 9, WCH on FIDE stream
It’s getting hard to watch. A clearly out-of-sorts GM Ian Nepomniachtchi lost his second consecutive game at the 2021 FIDE World Championship...
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Welcome to the December 2021 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication...
2021 National K-12
2021 National K-12 Grade Championships 1,235 players compete in Orlando, Florida in a triumphant return of over-the-board national scholastic chess...

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