GM Joel Benjamin. Photo by Austin Fuller, courtesy of the Saint Louis Chess Campus

Cover Stories with Chess Life: November Guest GM Joel Benjamin

The November 2019 edition of “Cover Stories with Chess Life” is now live! This monthly podcast, hosted by Senior Director of Strategic Communication Daniel Lucas,…

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2019 US Women’s Chess Champion: Jennifer Yu

Jennifer Yu is one of America’s most promising rising female players, earning a myriad of national and international achievements over the years. In 2014, Yu won clear first at the World Youth Championships Girls U-12 section, becoming the first American female to win gold in 27 years.

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Sam Shankland after winning the 2018 US Championship. Photo: Lennart Ootes

US Champion Sam Shankland

Sam Shankland 2018 U.S. Champion and Super-Grandmaster US Chess Rating Page Official Website Twitter USCF Sales Link  Birthday: October 1, 1991 City: Walnut Creek, California…

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Sabina Foisor after winning the 2017 U.S. Women's Championship. Photo: Austin Fuller

2017 U.S. Women’s Champion Sabina Foisor

Sabina Foisor has been a top contender in the U.S. Women’s chess sphere for many years. In 2017, Foisor entered the U.S. Women’s Championship as an underdog, ranked 6th out of 12 competitors, and shocked American chess by winning clear 1st by a full point margin.

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