Hill and Watters Win U.S. Armed Forces Open Championship

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.

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Lenderman Dances Home with $6,600 and His 3rd U.S. Open Title

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.

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Webster Wins Five in a Row

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…

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