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Meet the star-studded field of this year's US Junior Closed, a ten-player round robin which begins in Saint Louis on July 6th. Players include IMs Jefrrey Xiong Akshat Chandra.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 5:42 pm
The 2015 World Open is underway in Arlington, VA, with a large roster of star players and fresh faces. Jamaal Abdul-Alim updates us from the scene.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 4:36 pm
GM Aleksey Dreev took the National Open title on tiebreak over GMs Gata Kamsky, Axel Bachmann and Illia Nyzhnyk. Vanessa West reports on why Vegas creates such inspired chess.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 1:07 pm
Ashritha Eswaran took clear first at the 2015 US Junior Girls Championship (June 22-26) held in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 6.5/9.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 12:33 pm
Today we released the full interview with GM Walter Browne (1949-2015) by Macauley Peterson from the December 2014 issue of Chess Life. Browne talks about Bobby Fischer, his own playing style and the game he invented.
Posted: June 26, 2015, 11:22 am
We are excited to announce that Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana's transfer to the US Chess Federation was approved by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs, or FIDE, on June 26, 2015.
Posted: June 26, 2015, 12:28 am
The US Chess Federation regrets to report that six-time US Chess Champion Grandmaster Walter Browne died in Las Vegas in his sleep at the age of 66.
Posted: June 25, 2015, 1:58 pm
Agata Bykovtsev Sarah Chiang lead the US Junior Girls Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma after five rounds with 3.5 each. See key games, crosstable and a profile of organizer Frank Berry.
Posted: June 24, 2015, 10:06 pm
NM Annie Wang leads the US Junior Girls Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 3/3. See key games and standings and follow live games on Monroi at 10 AM and 4 PM CST.
Posted: June 23, 2015, 8:16 pm
The 2015 US Junior Girls Invitational Chess Tournament is underway in Tulsa from June 22-26. The star-studded field boasts eight National Masters, including Carissa Yip, who recently broke the record for the youngest National Master in US history.
Posted: June 22, 2015, 3:27 pm

Mr. Browne was an aggressive, animated grandmaster and six-time United States champion who dazzled spectators with his world-class ability at speed chess.
Posted: June 28, 2015, 4:00 am
The addition of Caruana, part of a concerted effort by American chess officials to lure top talent, makes the Americans the favorite to win next year’s Chess Olympiad.
Posted: May 14, 2015, 4:00 am
Hedge fund managers and investors marveled at an exhibition of chess by Magnus Carlsen, the world champion from Norway, who played blindfolded.
Posted: May 6, 2015, 4:00 am
This weekend’s event in New York pits the top four chess teams from December’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
Jerald Times, who was one of the best black players in the world when he was in his 30s, is now trying to teach the style of chess he grew up with in Harlem to private school students.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
If an official program and a clandestine effort to recruit top players from other countries is successful, the United States chess team could be a favorite at the next Chess Olympiad.
Posted: March 11, 2015, 4:00 am
Metropolitan Diary: Watching a chess game in Washington Square Park, a family spoke quietly in Russian, trying to guess the next move.
Posted: February 19, 2015, 1:51 pm
After setting a United States record by becoming a grandmaster at 13, Sam Sevian is getting some help from the chess champion Garry Kasparov.
Posted: January 9, 2015, 5:00 am
Fabiano Caruana doesn’t play for the United States, but he is among a handful of players who could put high-level chess back in the spotlight.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:00 am

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Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:22 am
The 42nd Ram Ratna Women Challengers is taking place from July 2-11, 2015, in Keshav Shrusti, India. The event is an 11-round Swiss tournament with the participation of 104 players. Top seed players are: IM Tania Sachdev (2413), WGM Soumya Swaminathan (2363) and WGM Gomes Mary Ann (2353). Tournament website
Author: videnova
Posted: July 3, 2015, 10:25 am
A tournament dedicated to the memory of Grandmaster Lev Polugaevsky is taking place from 3-11th July at the Polugaevsky Chess Club in Samara, Russia. The tournament is the 7th stage of this year’s Cup of Russia. 132 players are signed to take part in the 9-round Swiss open. Top seeded is last year’s joint winner GM Aleksey Goganov. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 3, 2015, 9:52 am
The 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters 2015 takes place from July 2-11, in Danzhou, China. The event is a 10-player round robin tournament with the participation of: GM Ding, Liren CHN 2749, GM Yu, Yangyi CHN 2736, GM Wei, Yi CHN 2724, GM Wang, Yue CHN 2716, GM Ni, Hua CHN 2703, GM Bu, Xiangzhi [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 3, 2015, 8:17 am
A tournament dedicated to the memory of Grandmaster Lev Polugaevsky is set to take place from 3-11th July at the Polugaevsky Chess Club in Samara, Russia. The tournament is the 7th stage of this year’s Cup of Russia. 132 players are signed to take part in the 9-round Swiss open. The prize fund amounts to [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 3, 2015, 5:23 am
The U.S. top young chess players are back in Saint Louis, the nation’s Chess Capital, this summer as the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) will again host the U.S. Junior Closed Championship from July 7-15, 2015. IM Jeffery Xiong (2606), IM Akshat Chandra (2589), FM Michael Bodek (2527), IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 2, 2015, 10:18 pm
FIDE delegation led by President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Lviv to accept the application from the Ukrainian Chess Federation to hold the Women’s World Championship Match. The World Championship Match between Mariya Muzychuk and challenger, former World Champion, winner of FIDE Grand Prix, Hou Yifan is supposed to start on 8th March, 2016, in Lviv. FIDE [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 2, 2015, 9:10 pm
The 3rd D.C. International was held from June 25-30, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Virginia. The 9-round Swiss event with one Open section attracted 122 participants. Grandmasters Luke McShane, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Magesh Panchanathan and IM Andrey Gorovets shared the first place on 7,0/9 points to earn $1550 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 2, 2015, 8:29 pm
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis selected again to host U.S. Junior Closed Championship The country’s top young chess players are back in Saint Louis, the nation’s Chess Capital, this summer as the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) will again host the U.S. Junior Closed Championship from July 7-15, [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 2, 2015, 8:05 pm
The Russian Higher League, the 4th stage of the 68th Russian Men’s Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Championship, took place from June 21 till July 2 in Kaliningrad as part of the international program Chess in Museums held by the Russian Chess Federation jointly with Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation. The event became [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 2, 2015, 2:35 pm

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