Top American Players

CL 06.2022 Nakamura opener
Hikaru Nakamura on the Candidates, streaming, and the future of American chess. A Chess Life exclusive. Read More »
Tani 2021
FM Tanitoluwa "Tani" Adewumi earned his final IM norm at the 15th annual Southwest Class, held February 15 through 19 in Irving, Texas. For some of… Read More »
courtesy orgs Maria Emelianova
While “Freestyle” chess, under one name or another, has enjoyed several marquee events featuring top grandmasters over the past few years, the… Read More »
Woodward
Editor's note: This story first appeared in the February 2024 issue of Chess Life Magazine. Consider becoming a US Chess member for more content like… Read More »
GOAT
Fischer-Random. Chess960. Chess 9LX. There are 960 different possible starting positions and almost as many names for the increasingly popular… Read More »
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Editor's note: This article has been updated on Friday, February 9, with 16 more games featuring key matches from Divisions II and III, including… Read More »
Wednesday Workout
This week, we continue our series of puzzles from Tata Steel 2024 with an in-depth look into a number of the lone American's games in the Challengers… Read More »
Woodward
13-year-old Andy Woodward earned his third and final GM norm in Saudi Arabia with his 6/9 performance at the Jeddah Chess Festival’s Young Masters… Read More »
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Image Image Caption GM Jianchao Zhou,… Read More »
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