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 »
2022 FIDE Olympiad, Round 11. Photo: Ootes
With wins by both of our teams in rounds nine and ten, the Americans had put themselves in medal contention, which is a place most teams would be… Read More »
Tatev, Begim, and Melik
Both U.S. Olympiad teams held serve in Round 10, with the Open team defeating Turkey and the Women’s team defeating Indonesia – both with scores of 3… Read More »
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Three players lead on 7/8 going into the final round of the 2022 U.S. Open. In a key board one matchup, GM Elshan Moradiabadi held onto a draw… Read More »
2022 FIDE Olympiad Round 7 Scoreboard. Photo: Stev Bonhage
Following the rest day at the 44th FIDE Olympiad, the United States Open team faced Armenia in a match for first place. It would prove to be one of… Read More »
US Open team
The sixth round of the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad saw the American teams emerge victorious in both sections, although in very different ways — by the… Read More »
Playing Hall Round 5 FIDE Olympiad 2022. Photo: Ootes
The U.S. team beat Israel 2½ - 1½ this round to stay close to the leaders, but it wasn’t easy. Read More »
USA vs Uzbekistan, Aug 1, 2022
In Monday's fourth round of the 2022 FIDE Olympiad, the USA’s Open team narrowly avoided losing to Uzbekistan, with the match ending in a 2-2 tie.… Read More »
Chess Life August 2022
This month, Chess Life recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Fischer – Spassky world championship match. Our cover story, written by FM… Read More »
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