Today strong players are produced all over the United States, but it wasn’t long ago that New York City was by far the number one chess center in the country with a huge gap between the Big Apple and the next city. One contender for number two from roughly 1946 to the late 1990s was Cleveland.
“He was scathingly blunt, had never even crossed paths with the concept of tact, and would do anything for you, up to and including the shirt off his back. He also had a wicked sense of humor.”
The Chinese team won the 2017 World Team Chess Championship held June 17-26 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia in a resounding performance. They scored a record…
The United States entry in the 2017 World Team Championship has spent the first half of the competition stumbling around like extras from The Walking…
Few individuals have had as big an impact on the chess world as International Master Nikolay Minev who died on March 10, 2017, in Seattle,…
American chess has suffered a great loss with the death of International Master Walter Shipman at the age of 87. Shipman, who died on February…
National Master John Braley of Seattle died on February 7th at the age of 72 after a long illness. Best known for winning three Washington…
Congratulations to World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong for winning the prestigious 2017 Samford Fellowship!
The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its thirty-first consecutive annual award. The Fellowship was created by the late Frank P….
The United States made history with its victory in the 2016 Chess Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan from September 2-13. This result marked the first…
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