US Chess Rising: Adisa Banjoko with de Firmian & Donaldson

Mechanics’ Institute serves as this hub of chess culture where giants from ancient and modern times come to test themselves. Walking in the architecture, the boards, pieces, and even the air is thick with history.

While sitting with one of their members, he pointed to the place where he played 6 rounds of speed chess with Mikhail Tal, and he won one of the games!

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Photo Lennart Ootes

Can You Save Like So?

Wesley So, our new US Champion and current World #2 ranked player, dazzled with his queen sacrifice against Jeffery Xiong, one of the most brilliant…

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