Matt Monta

Kasparov Young Stars 2022, (back) FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky, GM Jonas Bjerre, GM Garry Kasparov; (front) GM Christopher Yoo, GM Abhimanyu Mishra. Photo: SLCC
Like any complicated trade or skill, the growth and legacy of chess is built upon the great learned imparting their wisdom on the next generation of… Read More »
Manasota Chess Club players get focused to face Tel Mond, Israel.
Long gone are the days of playing trans-continental chess matches by telegram -- you don’t even need to get a plane ticket anymore. On May… Read More »
2022 FIDE Candidates Round 11, Nepomniachtchi-Firouzja
With a big win against Alireza Firouzja in round 11, Ian Nepomniachtchi’s smile is almost wider than his lead. GM Jacob Aagaard provides his daily… Read More »
2022 FIDE Candidates, Round 9, Nepo Looks On
Round after round, Ian Nepomniachtchi is proving to be an immovable object. Today, while he held his lead with a draw against second-place Fabiano… Read More »
DALL-E, Fabiano Caruana as a Guest Star on Pee Wees Playhouse
With modern chess engines operating at hundreds of points stronger than the best human players, it’s clear we mere mammals are officially a relic of… Read More »
GM Hikaru Nakamura, 2021. Photo: Ootes/STLCC
In chess’s romantic period, strong players would only move a piece if an opponent could raise enough cash to make it worth their while. In the modern… Read More »
GM Danya Naroditsky
Over the weekend, GM Daniel “Danya” Naroditsky was unveiled as the chess columnist for the New York Times. In this role, the grandmaster will provide… Read More »
Archer School for Girls Team with US Chess Women Banners at KCF
In late April, nearly 400 girls from 33 states converged on Chicago, Illinois for the 17th Annual KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship, which… Read More »
2022 NES Blitz Tournament
The National Elementary School (K-6) Championship is off to an exciting start. With more than 1,000 players from 42 states convening in the Buckeye… Read More »
2022 NMS Playing Hall
Today, we enter the middle rounds of the National Middle School (K-8) Championship in Grapevine, Texas. After three rounds, only 13 players from 162 … Read More »
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