Last week one of my favorite yearly events, the Spice Cup Open, concluded in Saint Louis, Missouri. With both Webster University and Saint Louis University now fielding powerful rosters of Grandmasters, the Spice Cup had a total of 22 GMs, many of them representing foreign federations, which makes the Spice Cup a great tournament for norm seekers.
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Tim Just is a National Tournament Director, FIDE National Arbiter, and editor of the 5th & 6th edition of the US Chess Rulebook. He is also…
Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren has already qualified for the 2018 Candidates set for Berlin in March. Next week he faces Magnus Carlsen in rapid and…
Metro Atlanta Chess Partners hosted our National Chess Day 2nd Annual Campout Tournament at the Outdoor Activity Center in Atlanta on October 14. In honor of National Chess Day, our…
Let’s take a look at the winning teams and the teams with their fates hanging in the balance.
Where can you see Magnus Carlsen at his best one week, scoring a perfect 4-0 against a team of mostly grandmasters, and at his worst another, blundering his queen to a one-move knight fork?
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.
This November, witness your favorite players battle it out against their hand-chosen opponents.
The US Chess Delegation to the 2017 FIDE Congress consisted of four people: Grant Oen, Walter Brown, Michael Khodarkovsky, and Ruth Haring. As usual, we worked together to attend and participate in as many of the FIDE Commission meetings as possible and bring to light any issues of concern to US Chess membership.
It is 7am in Chicago, and the final round of the World Cadet Championship in Poços de Caldas, Brazil is about to begin. My eyes are…
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