Last week one of my favorite yearly events, the Spice Cup Open, concluded in Saint Louis, Missouri. With both Webster University and Saint Louis University now fielding powerful rosters of Grandmasters, the Spice Cup had a total of 22 GMs, many of them representing foreign federations, which makes the Spice Cup a great tournament for norm seekers.
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How many people in the Pacific Northwest celebrated National Chess Day on Saturday, October 14th? Many probably did, and close to 100 chess players, friends…
Since this heritage tournament was originally founded and first held in Berkeley, CA, bringing it back to this location was extremely important emotionally for many of the players in the Northern California chess community. The historical site provided a majestic, comfortable, and intimate venue for the distinguished members of the NorCal chess community.
This unexpected result left a wide open opportunity for Awonder Liang to clinch the championship, without even needing a playoff—if he could win his last round game.
Round 5 featured a key match-up: Emily Nguyen – the tournament leader entering the round – vs. Akshita Gorti – who trailed by half a point in clear 2nd place.
The US Junior Championship is an iconic part of US Chess. American players as prominent as Bobby Fischer, Hikaru Nakamura, and Ray Robson have all won the title.
(NASHVILLE, TN) The United States Chess Federation (US Chess) and the U.S. Chess Trust are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Scholar…
International Master Luke Harmon-Vellotti, 18, recently was selected from a pool of approximately 3,000,000 applicants to join Google, Fortune magazine’s #1 Company to Work…
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…
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