Fifty miles north of Manhattan, overlooking the strategic “S” curve in the Hudson River, West Point Military Academy honors its earliest history as guardians against British incursions with a row of captured canons that give the promontory the name Trophy Point. On Columbus Day weekend, a few hundred yards away in Cullum Hall, 44 representatives from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force vied for top individual and team honors, angling to capture trophies of their own.
Okay, perhaps it’s by now passé to bring up GM Aleksandr Lenderman’s unbridled 2009 victory dance (ranking alongside Elaine’s famous Seinfeld gyrations) at the Copper State International, celebrating his third GM norm. But this Sunday night in Norfolk, Virginia, Lenderman did have another reason to cut loose, as he took clear first ahead of nearly 400 others at the U.S. Open.
Thursday at the U.S. Open is the day all the players are finally onsite—403 at this 2017 version, the 118th annual iteration without interruption….
Three young champs took a bite out of future college tuitions by scoring $5,000 scholarships at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel as the U.S. Open…
In the old days, the kickoff of the U.S. Open Chess Championship was, let’s say, a bit sleepy. Sure, there were grandmasters to ogle. But…
You might say that Webster University chess plays it “any which way but lose.” Tell them the rules and they’ll win. Last December, the Gorlocks…
The Final Four of College Chess ended early on Friday, March 26 with Webster University capturing its fifth college crown in a row, winning every year…
The Final Four of College chess is venerable, going back in an uninterrupted annual series to 1946. But again this year, combat for the US…
It’s true that St. Louis U. is the new super-squad on the block in the Gateway City. But neighboring Webster University made it clear this week that GM Susan Polgar’s protégés are still the Big Dogs In Charge.
In addition, Webster, Saint Louis University, Texas Tech, and UT-Dallas qualify for Final Four of College Chess.
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