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11-year-old Carissa Yip has become the youngest female in history to earn the chess master title. She annotates her key victory and tells CLO readers, "Follow your heart and you will have no regrets."
GM Hikaru Nakamura broke 2800 at the Zurich Chess Challenge and is now #4 on the live rankings. Updated with full games list and playoff battle vs. Anand.
2014 Tromso Olympiad gold-medal winner Sam Shankland scored 10.5 from 12 in the Stephen Brandwein Memorial Blitz on February 21.
Find out more details on the Spring Nationals in Columbus, Louisville and Nashville including special guests GMs Timur Gareev and Irina Krush.
The 50th Anniversary NATIONAL OPEN and the Las Vegas International Chess Festival, June 19-21, are moving to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This was a forced move but an exciting one.
Pinoy of Chicago Revamp, led by IM Angelo Young, took clear first at the US Amateur Team North in Schaumburg, Illinois. Full story with photos and key games by Betsy Dynako.
CLO editor Jennifer Shahade presents the twin compositions that GM Pal Benko sent her for her birthday. See how fast you can solve the aesthetic twin mate in three problems.
For the third year in a row, the perennial powerhouse team NorCal House of Chess won the U.S. Amateur Team West, this time sweeping the field with a perfect 6-0 score. Kostya Kavutskiy reports.
In the Master's section of the Southwest Class, GMs Gata Kamsky, Yarsola Zherebukh, Anton Kovalyov and Holden Hernandez Carmenate tied for first with Kamsky taking the title on tiebreak. See key games and full story by Colonel David A. Hater.&...
The US Chess Scoop went to Parsipanny, New Jersey for the World Amateur Team Championships to find out who would be on the perfect "dream team." Top picks included Carlsen, Nakamura, So and Krush.