Blindfold phenom Timur Gareyev (Kansas) kept his eyes very wide open to opportunities as he rebounded from a 5th-Round loss to GM Jorge Cori (Missouri)….
Friday night at the US Open Championship sees The Big Merge. Everyone in the nine-day traditional schedule, the 6-day and the 4-day schedules finally all…
All three of the junior Champion of Champions had to win as Black in the last of six rounds on Tuesday afternoon at the US…
They were all traveling on the same day that more people than ever before in history were seeing chessboards and pieces. We encourage you to…
Villanova and Michigan’s Monday night tip-off for the NCAA national round ball championship generated plenty of drama for the 12 million or so who watched…
The titanic trophy-cup in shining gold-tint stood just a bit taller than the four silver cups in its row, any of which looked as…
Big ratings don’t guarantee smooth sailing. This week the Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is an easy place to get a game of chess….
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….
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