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Getz and Kekelidze Claim Top Honors in Maryland Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
May 2, 2011
GM Mikheil Kekelidze and FM Shelby Getz tied for first at the Maryland Open. See the full story for games, quotes and more!
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National High School Champs Heats Up in Nashville
By Shaun Smith & Matan Prilleltensky   
May 1, 2011
alecgetzslide.jpgThe 2011 edition of the K-12 High School Nationals is in full swing as we enter the 6th round on Sunday. This year’s event, held in Nashville brought over 1200 competitors including Alec Getz (pictured). 
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IM Steven Zierk Wins in Reno
By CLO   
April 29, 2011
World Under 18 Champion and IM Steven Zierk took clear first at the Far West Open in Reno with 5.5 out of 6. See a key win of Zierk over Mezenstev, annotated by second place finisher and Zierk's coach, GM Melik Khachiyan.
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Anna Zatonskih Wins Fourth US Women's Championship Title!
By FM Mike Klein   
April 28, 2011
AnnaZslide.jpgAfter two weeks on almost non-stop playing, IM Anna Zatonskih won her fourth US Women's Championship title in a rapid Armageddon playoff over Tatev Abrahamyan. 
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Jen and Maurice Recap Finals (VIDEO)
By Spectrum Studios and Macauley Peterson   
April 28, 2011
GM Maurice Ashley and WGM and CLO editor Jen Shahade recap the finals of the 2011 US Championships, in which Gata Kamsky repeats as champ. Zatonskih-Abrahamyan playoff Thursday 1 EST. 
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Kamsky Repeats, Women Head to Tiebreak
By FM Mike Klein   
April 27, 2011
gataslide.jpgGM Gata Kamsky has joined the ranks of Fischer to repeat as US Chess Champion. Meanwhile, Anna Zatonskih and Tatev Abrahamyan advance to a US Women's rapid playoff tomorrow at 1 PM EST! 
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Kamsky Edges Shulman; Zatonskih, Abrahamyan Draw
By FM Mike Klein   
April 27, 2011
gataslidefinals.jpgAt the 2011 U.S. Championship, the defending champion Gata Kamsky took a large step Tuesday toward repeating his title with a win over GM Yury Shulman.
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Finals Tickets Punched for Shulman, Zatonskih and Abrahamyan
By FM Mike Klein   
April 25, 2011
Tatevslide.jpgAt the 2011 US Chess Championship semifinals playoffs, GM Yury Shulman prevailed over GM Robert Hess while Zatonskih and  Abrahamyan advanced in the Women's Championship.
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Tamaz Wins as Luke Wows in Philly Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
April 25, 2011
lukeslide.jpgGM Tamaz Gelashvili of Georgia won the Philadelphia Open with 7.5/9. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Luke Harmon-Vellotti earned his first IM norm. See the full story for games and an interview with Tamaz.
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Jen and Maurice Recap Semifinals Action (VIDEO)
By Spectrum Studios & Macauley Peterson   
April 25, 2011
CLO editor Jennifer Shahade and GM Maurice Ashley review the Easter Weekend semi-final action at the 2011 US Chess Championships in Saint Louis, a prelude to Monday's rapid playoffs!
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Kamsky Advances, Others Need Tiebreak
By FM Mike Klein   
April 24, 2011
gataslide.jpgIn round two of the 2011 U.S. Championship semifinals, defending champion GM Gata Kamsky broke through against GM-elect Shankland to become the first player to advance to the finals. 
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Women's Games Decisive, Men Decide Nothing
By FM Mike Klein   
April 24, 2011
Camilaslide.jpgAfter the first round of semifinal games of the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women’s Championship, Zatonskih and Baginskaite emerged victorious while all four men agreed to peace.
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The US Chess Scoop on the Philadelphia Open
By The US Chess Scoop   
April 23, 2011
GM Gelashvili leads the Philadelphia Open with 6/7 while Luke Harmon-Velotti looks to have secured an IM norm! The US Chess Scoop talked to several young players on the scene including Barnett, Kats and IMs Bartholomew and Mandizha.
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Shankland Pulls Off Upset; Zatonskih's Comeback Continues
By FM Mike Klein   
April 22, 2011
Samslide.jpgAt the 2011 US Chess Championship and US Women's playoffs, 19-year-old Sam Shankland upset Onischuk while Anna Zatonskih beat Foisor to advance to the semifinals.
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Semifinals Still Murky, Tiebreaks Await
By FM Mike Klein   
April 22, 2011
AnnaZslide.jpgThe final round of preliminary group play of the 2011 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship concluded Thursday with only a partial picture of the semifinals.
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Jen and Maurice Recap Rounds 6-7 (VIDEO)
By Spectrum Studios & Macauley Peterson   
April 22, 2011
GM Maurice Ashley and CLO editor WGM Shahade recap the US Chess Champs prelims: GMs Hess, Kamsky and Shulman nab spots, Onischuk-Shankland and Foisor-Zatonskih playoffs today! 
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April - Chess Life Online 2011

Getz and Kekelidze Claim Top Honors in Maryland Open National High School Champs Heats Up in Nashville IM Steven Zierk Wins in Reno Anna Zatonskih Wins Fourth US Women's Championship Title! Jen and Maurice Recap Finals (VIDEO)Kamsky Repeats, Women Head to TiebreakKamsky Edges Shulman; Zatonskih, Abrahamyan DrawFinals Tickets Punched for Shulman, Zatonskih and Abrahamyan Tamaz Wins as Luke Wows in Philly Open Jen and Maurice Recap Semifinals Action (VIDEO)Kamsky Advances, Others Need TiebreakWomen's Games Decisive, Men Decide NothingThe US Chess Scoop on the Philadelphia Open Shankland Pulls Off Upset; Zatonskih's Comeback Continues Semifinals Still Murky, Tiebreaks AwaitJen and Maurice Recap Rounds 6-7 (VIDEO)Easter Weekend Opens Begin in Philly and RenoHess and Krush Ride Winning Streaks to QualificationJen and Maurice Recap Rounds 4-5 (VIDEO)Youth Movement Continues at U.S. ChampionshipsIS 318 and John Hughes Among Winners in Columbus Jen and Maurice Recap Rounds 2-3 (VIDEO) Banner Year for Bradys as Cramer Awards Best Books AnnouncedShankland and Foisor Surprise Leaders in Saint Louis Foisor and Christiansen Remain Perfect in US Champs Junior High Champs Heat Up US Championship: Video 1 Recap Foisor Upsets Krush, Onischuk and Christiansen Win2011 Samford Fellowship Awarded to GM Lenderman US Champs and US Women's Open in Saint Louis!National Junior High Champs Kick Off with Blitz and BugInterview with the Youngest Contender, Daniel Naroditsky Women in Chess from the Screen to Saint LouisTime for Fantasy Chess!GM Josh Friedel Simul in North Shore Chess Center Kudrin, Ivanov, Kekelidze and Hungaski Tie at Hartford OpenBotez on Top at the All-Girls Nationals All Girls Nationals Contested this Weekend Counterplay: An Interview with Robert Desjarlais Former Chess Life Editor & Author, Larry Parr Dies 1946-2011Saint Louis Blues: GM Joel on the STL Invitational GM Maurice Ashley to Appear at National High School and Elementary IM Ippolito to Attempt World Record on April 9th Four-Way Tie at the Southern OpenTexas Tech Prevails in Final Four of ChessFinal Four of College Chess UnderwayThe April Check is in the Mail