Claudia's Journey to India: Finishing Strong

Claudia Munoz wraps up her trip to World Junior in India with inspiring wisdom on how to finish a tournament strong and her motivation going forward.

Millionaire Moves: Kavutskiy on Games from Vegas

Kostya Kavutskiy covers key games from the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas, including runner-up GM Ray Robson's win over GM David Berczes.

Melekhina on the Millionaire: Impressions from Vegas

FM Alisa Melekhina gives her impressions of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, including interviewes with champion GM Wesley So and founder GM Maurice Ashley.

National Chess Day from Alabama to Idaho

National Chess Day on Saturday October 11, 2014 was celebrated by amateurs and masters in Grand Prixs and promotional events from coast to coast, from Alabama to Idaho.  

2015 All-America Chess Team Announced

 The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is pleased to announce the 2015 All-America Chess Team sponsored by Trophies Plus. 

The October Check is in the Mail

Chess at any age! Alex Dunne's Game of the Month for October features a win from 108-year-old Canadian hall of famer Zoltan Saros and annotations from James Tracz (pictured). 

So Triumphs in Millionaire Chess

GM Wesley So, now #10 in the World, triumphed in the 1st edition of Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas over friend and Webster team-mate GM Ray Robson. So wins 100K for his victory! 

2015 Call for Nominations: USCF Executive Board

The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2015 for two at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board for a term of three years, expiring in 2018. Update: Now with link to nomination petition. 

Colas & Black Headline Cleveland Scholastic Open

The Cleveland Scholastic Open is back for its 3rd consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014!

New York Times: "This is Our Last Chess Column"

On October 11, 2014, National Chess Day, the New York Times starkly announced that they would discontinue their 50-year running chess column at the end of an article on the Grand Prix cycle. “This is the last chess column in the ...

So & Robson Wake Up to Millionaire Monday

Wesley So and Ray Robson are among the four finalists in Millionaire Monday. They are joined by Chinese GMs Zhou Jianchao and Yu Yangyi in the fight for 100K and the prestigious title in the groundbreaking tournament. 

Request for Proposals: USCF Website Revisions

The USCF is seeking bidders for Phase 1 of its USCF Website Revision project. Proposals are due by October 15. Find full details in the pdf. 

Chess Life Editor To Run a Marathon for the USCF

Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications and the editor of Chess Life magazine is running the 2014 New York City Marathon, and raising money for the USCF along the way via a crowdrise fundraiser.


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And look for these articles in the November issue: Fabiano Caruana dominates the 2nd Sinquefield Cup, we report from the Orlando U.S. Open, and Samuel Sevian gets his third GM norm at the Washington International.