October 2023

Tactics Tuesday
Please enjoy an extra-spooky edition of Tactics Tuesday. There's a "treat" that can be captured in each exercise. But is there also a trick? Download...
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Time Control Hack? Remember this from the old days? You were on move 37 of a 40/90 (40 moves must be made in 90 minutes) contest. Your time was...
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As per a recommendation from the Ratings Committee earlier this year, US Chess will be changing the bonus factor on Monday, October 30, lowering the...
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Update 11/02/2023: Games will be broadcast live on Chess.com at this link. The first U.S. Senior Women's Championship is set to take place from...
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the October issue of Chess Life magazine. Consider becoming a US Chess member for more content...
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After a final game against Ruiyang Yan, I shook hands and stopped on my way out to glance at Begim Tokhirjonova and Jennifer Yu’s game. A photo taken...
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US Chess is pleased to announce the 2024 program to financially support eligible Affiliates serving Title I Schools to attend US Chess-run National...
Wednesday Workout
No, that's not a typo in the headline! This week's Wednesday Workout takes all of its positions from the 1st Annual Killer Chess Training Open...
Tactics Tuesday
The World Cadet Championship is going on for the top players in three age groups (U8, U10, U12) in both open and women's sections in Sharm el Sheikh...
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National Chess Day, which fell on October 14 this year, generates many local and regional events celebrating the holiday. With hundreds of rated...
Wednesday Workout
This week's Wednesday Workout checks in on some old friends playing the 2023 Qatar Masters: world number one GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hikaru Nakamura...
Yip watching
Nothing compares to the excitement of the final round. The audience loves the adrenaline, and the raised stakes can aggravate the pressure but also...