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!
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.
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The Chicago Open is currently underway and young stars GM Sam Sevian and IM Luke Harmon-Velotti lead after four rounds.
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.
GMs Shabalov and Lenderman lead at the Continental Championships currently underway in Montevideo, Uruguay. USCF Events Director Franc Guadalupe reports.
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 ...
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.
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.
The University of Texas at Brownsville Chess Program is organizing GM and IM norm tournament from May 13th to 18th. Find full details in the press release.
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.