This year’s field was not only the largest ever, but powerful, featuring more than 20 nationally-age-ranked players, including a handful of expert players.
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As many areas of the United States face plenty of snow in the first few days of December, chess players traveling to K-12 Grade Championships in…
The 2017 National K-12 Championships underway in Orlando, Florida this week will forever be a fond memory. As a senior in high school, this time…
“Previous American Open winners read like a Who’s Who in American chess. To name only a few and not to slight any of the fine players who have won or tied for first over the years: Gata Kamsky, Yasser Seirawan, Pal Benko, Robert Byrne, all World Championship candidates at one time or another, and the irrepressible Walter Browne who has his name on the winner list seven times!”
US Chess has gone to Disney World as the Main Event of the K-12 Chess Championships is underway in Buena Vista, Florida (live games here!)….
Eddy Tian (NJ) and Nico Chasin (NY) enter the fifth grade section at the K-12 National Championships as the top two seeds. Eddy says that…
Certainly, Smith had to be regarded as one of the contenders for a top prize, but given that he was over 200 points lower rated than the top few seeds, winning clear first has to be regarded as a bit of a surprise and a significant accomplishment.
Praveen Balakrishnan (NJ), reigning Denker Champion, is only in tenth grade, but he already boasts a rating over 2500, which puts him over 300 points…
It is extremely important to have the ability to work by yourself without the help of engines; otherwise they will simply give you evaluations and variations without giving you an actual understanding of the position.
Ethan Li appeared on the cover of the May Chess Life Magazine this year for his part in Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth ‘s victory at…
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