February 2024

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Three players earned norms across three norm-qualifying sections from February 15 through 19 in New York City as part of the NYC Chess Norms...
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While “Freestyle” chess, under one name or another, has enjoyed several marquee events featuring top grandmasters over the past few years, the...
Wednesday Workout
This week, we are proud to share the final installment of our four-part series on Tata Steel 2024, focusing exclusively on key moments from the...
Tactics Tuesday
This week's Tactics Tuesday continues our exploration of attacking themes in isolated queen's pawn (IQP) structures, focusing on the glorious rook...
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Update, 02.20.2024: The below has been updated with a link to the referenced American Chess Magazine article. The US Chess Executive Board has issued...
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Editor's note: This story first appeared in the February 2024 issue of Chess Life Magazine. Consider becoming a US Chess member for more content like...
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The US Chess Office will be closed Monday, February 19, in recognition of Presidents Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 for normal business...
Wednesday Workout
This week's Wednesday Workout continues our series from Tata Steel 2024. This week focuses on a thrilling endgame between GM Max Warmerdam and GM Ding...
Tactics Tuesday
This week, we continue our exploration of d4-d5 breaks with the isolated queen's pawn (IQP) as part of our work on the Chess Life Kids Opening Project...
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Fischer-Random. Chess960. Chess 9LX. There are 960 different possible starting positions and almost as many names for the increasingly popular variant...
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With Carol Meyer’s departure to take a position as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director at another organization, the US Chess Executive Board...
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Editor's note: This article has been updated on Friday, February 9, with 16 more games featuring key matches from Divisions II and III, including...