Just weeks after becoming the newly crowned US Champion, Sam Shankland won the 2018 Capablanca Memorial by a convincing 1.5 point margin.
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You sit down to your assigned game with your new clock–the one that you just purchased at the tournament bookstore. You are not sure how…
Over the board, we search for time, harmony, and space. In New York City, all three of these are elusive . . . especially space….
Congratulations to Ju Wenjun, who became the 17th Women’s World Champion on Friday, May 18!
Trailing by 2 points to Ju Wenjun at the halfway mark, Tan Zhongyi struck back in round 6 with a 125-move display of determination.
Three players went into the final round of the K-5 Championship with 5.5/6. The pressure was on for the trio, who needed to win to…
COLUMBUS, OHIO: The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2018 National High School (K-12) Championship, was contested from April 27 – 29, at Columbus, Ohio’s Greater Columbus…
Rianne Ke was in a must win situation in round seven of the K-6 Championship at the Elementary Nationals in Nashville. She reached a key…
Thomas Biedermann is no stranger to this column. He has been here many times before – He was co-champion in the 16th US Correspondence Championship. He received his International Correspondence Master and Senior Master title. He played on Board 5 in the 20th Olympiad and on Board 2 in the Pan-Am games. And now he has annexed the North American Invitational Championship. Congratulations, Thomas!
The favorites to qualify would have to be top seeded WFM Martha Samadashvili rated 2172 or second seeded Sophie Morris-Suzuki rated 2146. But there were also two other experts and five Class A players who would be looking to pull off the upset.
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