Two-thirds of the way through the 2014 US Cadet Championship, being held in Rockville, MD, Edward Song and Kapil Chandran are tied for 1st place with scores of 4.5/6.0.
The 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the 10K scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.
Subject to ratification of the election results by the Delegates, Gary Walters, Allen Priest, and Mike Nietman are elected to the Executive Board for three year terms.
Team USA shined at the Pan-Am Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze. Gold medallists Vignesh Panchanatham & Christopher Shen (just updated!) annotate key games.
IM Greg Shahade writes an editorial on what a top female player should do if she's invited to a prestigious girls tournament at the same time as an open event.
Fields are set for the 2014 GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions and the National Girls Invitational Tournament. (July 26-29, Orlando)
Find a video interview with GM Yuri Shulman by David Kerans of Voice of Russia on the trainer Yury credits bringing him to GM, Albert Kapengut, coaching students and his experience at the 2014 World Open.
A Memorable Life: A Glimpse into the Complex Mind of Bobby Fischer opens July 24, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) and will celebrate Fischer's incredible career while examining his singular intellect.
The 1st Girls Junior Invitational is underway (July 17-21) in Manchester, NH and social media star Claudia Munoz currently leads 2-0.
In this month's "Check is in the Mail" Alex Dunne analyzes a game by Cecil Purdy, the first World Correspondence Chess Championship, 1947-1950
Ron Finegold, member of the Michigan Chess Hall of Fame, died on July 15 after a long illness. His son, GM Ben Finegold annotates two of his games, including a 1963 French battle against Fischer.