International Master Dorsa Derakashani wrote an op-ed for the New York Times over New Year’s Day weekend, where she explained why she left her native…
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For months, the US Chess Women’s Committee has been collecting data with surveys asking why girls quit chess, what they like about chess, and others…
“Previous American Open winners read like a Who’s Who in American chess. To name only a few and not to slight any of the fine players who have won or tied for first over the years: Gata Kamsky, Yasser Seirawan, Pal Benko, Robert Byrne, all World Championship candidates at one time or another, and the irrepressible Walter Browne who has his name on the winner list seven times!”
Certainly, Smith had to be regarded as one of the contenders for a top prize, but given that he was over 200 points lower rated than the top few seeds, winning clear first has to be regarded as a bit of a surprise and a significant accomplishment.
Jennifer Yu of Virginia earned a bronze medal and an IM norm at the World Junior Girls (Under 20) Championship in Tarvisio, Italy (Nov 12-26). …
Jennifer Yu (Virginia, USA) will play on board one at the final round of the World Junior Girls Championship in Tarvisio, Italy (Nov 12-26). Yu…
Three of our young players, GM Awonder Liang from Wisconsin, WIM Emily Nguyen from Texas and WIM Jennifer Yu from Virginia traveled to Tarvisio, Italy…
After four rounds, IMs Keaton Kiewra and Joshua Sheng were the only players at 4-0.
The nature of the Swiss system pretty much requires the higher rated players to play for a win, especially in the early rounds when the rating differences are the greatest.
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.
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