July 2022

Shabalov, Yu, Yoo
After a long final day, featuring two rapid playoffs and one blitz showdown, the 2022 U.S. Junior, Girls’ Junior, and Senior Championships are finally...
Yoo vs Mishra
Friday’s penultimate round of the 2022 U.S. Junior, Girls’ Junior, and Senior Championships saw the Junior and Girls’ Junior frontrunners maintain...
Kasparov Young Stars 2022, (back) FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky, GM Jonas Bjerre, GM Garry Kasparov; (front) GM Christopher Yoo, GM Abhimanyu Mishra. Photo: SLCC
Like any complicated trade or skill, the growth and legacy of chess is built upon the great learned imparting their wisdom on the next generation of...
Akobian and Dlugy are texting
The players came ready to rumble on Thursday at the 2022 Juniors and Senior Championships. No fewer than 13 of 15 of the seventh round games were...
US Chess Federation logo
The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Award recipients. Congratulations to all of these individuals and organizations who are...
WFM Sophie Morris-Suzuki
After the rest day, the players came out fighting in the sixth round of the 2022 Junior, Girls' Junior, and Senior Championships. With the majority of...
One Move at a Time, Fred and Bonnie Waitzkin
For the July edition of One Move at a Time, US Chess Senior Director of Strategic Communication Dan Lucas sits down with Fred and Bonnie Waitzkin to...
Brian Yang, US Chess
As of July 22, Brian Yang will be the new FIDE Events Manager for US Chess. Brian is a FIDE International Arbiter (awarded in 2018) and a US Chess...
GM Larry Christiansen, 2022 U.S. Senior Championship. Photo: Fuller/SLCC
If you expected Monday's fifth round to be fighting, thanks to the promise of a rest day on Tuesday, you would have been right. The players in the...
GM Rameshbabu “Pragg” Praggnanandhaa playing a simul at St. Johns in New York City. Photo: Jay Kleinman
Transformation was in the air near St. John’s Carnesecca Arena in New York City over the Fourth of July weekend as the swooshes and thumps of...
WFM Sophie Morris-Suzuki
No prisoners were taken in the fourth round of the 2022 U.S. Senior, Junior, and Girls’ Junior Championships, with 12 (out of 15!) decisive games...
Abhi Mishra
The 2022 Girls Junior Championship was where the most dramatic action was on Saturday, including some spectacular games that came down to the wire. In...