August 2022

Alrieza Firouzja outside the Saint Louis Chess Club. Photo: Ootes
He promised himself that when he came Saint Louis, he would win the tournament. And so he did. GM Alireza Firouzja, in his first appearance at the...
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Greetings! In this month’s issue we look at pushing the “b” pawn to open, either one square or two, from both sides of the board. I smiled when Paul...
2022 STL Rapid Blitz field
There’s always something going on at the Saint Louis Chess Club, but even by their standards, the next two months are gonna be lit. The Sinquefield...
Chess Underground August 2022
The Chess Underground, with host Pete Karagianis and Gopal Menon, returns in August to discuss some spicy interviews as hot as the Miami heat, chess...
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Writers, columnists, photographers, and analysts from US Chess had much to celebrate at the annual Chess Journalists of America (CJA) meeting on...
Ladies Knight August 2022
his month, Jennifer welcomes Tatia Skhirtladze, the director and producer of Glory to the Queen, a documentary film exploring the outstanding success...
Suresh with Firouzja at the 2022 Candidates Tournament
After leaving his old job, and before starting his new one, Abhinav Suresh took a trip to the Candidates. He got more than he expected in the process.
WFM Nastassja Matus. Photo: Sean Hennessy
FMs and WFMs are the hidden gems of the chess world. Overlooked as the world focuses on GM and IM games, FMs and WFMs are more relatable to the common...
53rd US Chess School. Photo: Eugene Yoo
I attended the 53rd U.S. Chess School hosted at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City from June 20-23. The U.S. Chess School, founded in 2006 by IM...
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US Chess announces the solicitation of bids for hosting the 2022-2023 National Online Scholastic Quick Chess Championships. This new event was created...
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The videos from the August 6, 2022 Delegates Meeting are now available on our US Chess YouTube channel: Morning Session:
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In August 2020, the US Chess Delegates created a Nominating Committee to assist with identifying candidates to run for the US Chess Executive Board...

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