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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Tim Just is a National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter, and editor of the 5th & 6th edition of the US Chess Rulebook. He is also…
Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren has already qualified for the 2018 Candidates set for Berlin in March. Next week he faces Magnus Carlsen in rapid and…
Metro Atlanta Chess Partners hosted our National Chess Day 2nd Annual Campout Tournament at the Outdoor Activity Center in Atlanta on October 14. In honor of National Chess Day, our…
SAINT LOUIS (October 26, 2017) — In 2016, for the first time in 40 years, the American national team edged out 180 countries from…
The GAMMA Reykjavik Open in Iceland is always popular among American players. Last year, GM Alejandro Ramirez wrote a Best of US Chess piece on…
Let’s take a look at the winning teams and the teams with their fates hanging in the balance.
Where can you see Magnus Carlsen at his best one week, scoring a perfect 4-0 against a team of mostly grandmasters, and at his worst another, blundering his queen to a one-move knight fork?
This year’s edition featured a special treat, as the newly crowned U16 Girls World Champion Annie Wang made an appearance and spent some time with the players. Annie was instantly surrounded by young fans who were eager to play her and collect her autograph.
The United States Chess Federation wishes to congratulate each of the 74 members of this year’s All-America Chess Team for receiving this prestigious award!
US Chess Press
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- World Chess Hall of Fame Celebrates Chess Olympic Team with Historic Show »
- 2018 Reykjavik Open Will Honor Bobby Fischer »
- 2018 US Chess Federation All-America Chess Team Announced »
- GM William Lombardy Memorial and Blitz Set for November 28 in NYC »