Chess News

Justin Sarkar writes about earning his third GM norm at the UTB-Brownsville GM norm tournament, as well as recent life improvements.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 7:40 pm
Congratulations to 14-year-old Jeffery Xiong, who took clear first at the Chicago Open with 7/9! Xiong took home over $10,000, earned his third GM norm and has met the 2500 FIDE requirement for the title!
Posted: May 27, 2015, 4:18 pm
Congrats to US Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, who both qualified for the 2016 Candidates Tournament! In the final leg of the event in Khanty Mansiysk, they finished 1st and 2nd respectively.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:13 pm
The Chicago Open is currently underway and young stars GM Sam Sevian and IM Luke Harmon-Velotti lead after four rounds.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 7:23 pm
Fabiano Caruana, who recently announced his move back to play for the United States, is leading the Grand Prix in Khanty Mansisyk while Hikaru Nakamura now has a plus score after beating MVL in round 7.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 11:00 am
GMs Shabalov and Lenderman lead at the Continental Championships currently underway in Montevideo, Uruguay. USCF Events Director Franc Guadalupe reports.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 8:20 am
The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber K-8 and the National Girls Invitational will all take place from August 1-4 in conjunction with the US Open in Phoenix. State chess officials should email their nominees for these events to Jon Haskel at (
Posted: May 18, 2015, 8:14 pm
GM Irina Krush provides a photo gallery from the Elementary Nationals, gives us endgame lessons and profiles some of the winners, including Rithik Polavaram in the K-3 and Tan Nguyen in the K-5.
Posted: May 15, 2015, 9:18 am
The USCF celebrated Joan DuBois's 45 anniversary working for the organization with a luncheon attended by Executive Director Jean Hoffman and President Ruth Haring.
Posted: May 13, 2015, 7:08 pm
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) today announced that Fabiano Caruana has initiated the application process to change chess federations and to play for the United States.
Posted: May 12, 2015, 10:59 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
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
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
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
Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am

Live games with computer analysis by Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini
Author: chessdom
Posted: May 30, 2015, 8:10 am
The German Youth Championship for girls under 18 is taking place from 23-31st May, 2015, in Willingen, Germany. The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. Tournament website Other sections: U18 Boys / U16 Boys / U16 Girls / U14 Boys/ U14 Girls/ U12 Boys & Girls/ U10 Boys & Girls/ Open A/ Open B
Author: videnova
Posted: May 30, 2015, 6:30 am
The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship for 2015 is taking place from 18-31st May at the hotel “Oazis Palace Chakvi” in Chakvi, Adjara, Georgia.
Author: videnova
Posted: May 30, 2015, 6:00 am
The 37th edition of Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov Cup is taking place from 30th May to 9th June, 2015 in Kazan, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. The event is a a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″ and it has a qualifying character for [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 30, 2015, 5:32 am
From 20 to 24 May 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Muscat, Oman, by the Oman Chess Committee, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Dr. Hesham Elgendy (EGY), FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in Arabic language. Eighteen (18) Arbiters from Oman participated [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 29, 2015, 11:36 pm
The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is taking place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is reserved for the players with FIDE rating over 2000. Tournament system is 9 rounds, Swiss system, 90’ x 40 moves + 30’ until [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 29, 2015, 10:42 pm
The 1st International Chess Tournament Tortoreto Lido is taking place from 26th May to 2nd June, 2015, in Villaggio Salinello, Lungomare Sirena 642, 64018 Tortoreto Lido (TE) – Italy. Open A is a 9-round Swiss tournament for players with FIDE rating over 2000. Top seeds are Grandmasters Oleg Korneev (2572), Nikita Maiorov (2563), Alon Greenfeld (2544) and [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 29, 2015, 10:42 pm
The 2015 Chinese Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place from 18-29th May, in Jiangsu Xinghua, a city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. Both events were played in a single round-robin format with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. GM Wei Yi emerged a clear winner in the men’s championship with 7,5/11 points, leaving [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 29, 2015, 9:52 pm
The Mongolian Chess Federation (MCF) will organize the World U-16 Youth Chess Olympiad in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 19th August (Arrival) to 29th August (Departure) conducted under the auspices of FIDE. The tournament venue is Chinggis Hotel, Ulaanbaatar. The tournament shall be run on a 10 Round Swiss System. Each match between teams will be conducted [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: May 29, 2015, 6:34 pm
The 3rd Arab Elite Chess Championship – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Cup is taking place from 27th May to 3rd June, 2015, at the Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall of the Dubai Chess and Culture Club. The event is organized by the Arab Chess Federation and UAE Chess Federation, in collaboration with Dubai Chess & [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:40 pm

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