USCF Website Revision Project Update: Tray Creative

The USCF received many competitive proposals for our website revision project. We selected Tray Creative, based in Seattle for phase 1, which includes developing a 501 (c) (3) site.

US Amateur Team Playoffs Take Off March 28

The US Amateur Team Championships playoffs take place this weekend on March 28 on the ICC. Finalists include Thad's No Fun (South), Virginia Assassins (East), NorCal House of Chess (West) and Pinoy of Chicago (North).  Follow along and find details ...

The Metro Chess Interview with GM Wesley So

GM Wesley So recently switched federations to the USA, and is in the top ten players in the World. Kostya Kavutskiy of Metropolitan Chess interviews So: "Work harder. Focus harder. Believe harder."

Greg on Chess: Handicapping the 2015 US Chess Championships

IM Greg Shahade handicaps the US Chess Championship, from March 31 to April 13, which will feature a super exciting field including GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So. 

2015 Marchand Open: Kamsky to Apples

Josh Rofrano writes about the 2015 Marchand Open, where he got a chance to play the reigning US Chess Champion Gata Kamsky.

IM Danny Rensch Analyzes USCF Chess.Com Games

Last week, we announced that USCF and are provided USCF rated play on International Master Danny Rensch analyzes some games as he plays in the first USCF rated event, providing commentary and analysis.

GM Krush Eliminated in World Champs

GM and reigning US Women's Champion GM Irina Krush was eliminated in round 2 of the Women's World Championship by GM GM Dronavalli Harika.

L'Ami Wins Non-Trivially in Reykjavik

GM Ian Rogers covers the Reykjavik Open, with a focus on American stars participating, including GM Daniel Naroditsky and IM Justin Sarkar. He follows-up on his popular piece on Carlsen and Hammer's trivia win.

Ten More Days for Millionaire Chess Reduced Entry Fee

There are only ten more days to take advantage of early entry fees to the second edition of Millionaire Chess, set for Vegas in October. Don't miss out on a discount for the exciting, high-stakes event. 

Say Yes to Chess Update: New York to London

IM Malcolm Pein of the UK based charity Yes to Chess updates CLO readers on the games from the 2014 online final and how you can participate in future Yes to Chess fun.

Sevian and Troff 2015 Samford Fellows

The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP selected Grandmasters Samuel Sevian of Southbridge, Massachusetts, and Kayden Troff of West Jordan, Utah, as its 2015 Fellows.

Chess Community Loses Great Ambassador, Steve Dillard

Stephen P. Dillard, 55, a USCF Life member, class-A player, national tournament director was murdered on March 13, 2015. Frank Niro remembers the beloved chess ambassador. 

2015 U.S. Championships to Showcase Rising World Strength

Check out the updated fields for the US Chess Championships and US Women's, set for March 31-April 13 in Saint Louis. Competitors included defending champ Kamsky and World top ten GMs Nakamura and So.


Featured Articles

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  • Pan Am Championships
  • Games from the 41st Eastern Open
  • National K-12 Championship

Coming in the April 2015 issue of Chess Life:
  • Real Life or Chess Life?
  • The Thoresen Chess Engines Competition
  • Nakamura at Gibraltar; So at Tata Steel
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Can GM Gata Kamsky defend his U.S. Championship against two of the top-ten players in the world, GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, and nine other contenders? Can GM Irina Krush win a seventh U.S. Women's Championship title? The world will find out in St. Louis this March 31 - April 13th. For the full lineup of challengers and more information, click here.

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