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Ashley & Browne in Vegas [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
June 27, 2013
Our final video installment from the National Open includes GM Ashley on the state of chess in American, GM Browne on a game he invented, "Finesse" & Adithya Balasubramanian on how chess helped him appeal as a job candidate. 
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Norm Bonanza in New York
By Dr. Marcus Fenner   
June 26, 2013
BodekMolner300.jpgTamaz Gelashvili won clear first at the New York International, while young players earned plenty of norms including GM norms for Mac Molner and 15-year-old Michael Bodek.
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The US Masters Returns to Carolina
By Gary Newsom   
June 24, 2013
USMLogo.jpgFind details on the US Masters, set for Greensboro, North Carolina from August 29 to September 2. 
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Naroditsky Crowned King at U.S. Junior Closed Championship
By Brian Jerauld   
June 24, 2013
DanrodLead.jpgOn Sunday, IM Daniel Naroditsky went clutch to win his final game of the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, breaking a tie with FM Luke Harmon-Vellotti and earning the crown in clear first.
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Results are in at 2nd Online National Invitational Championship
By IM Daniel Rensch   
June 23, 2013
Find a full recap of the 2nd annual Online National Invitational Championship hosted by chesskid.com and the USCF. Winners included Carissa Yip (pictured) in the Under 10 section.
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Women at the National Open [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
June 21, 2013
Watch video from the National Open including Amanda Mateer on combining chess, law and poker in Vegas and Alex Stiger on fitness and chess. 
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New York International Begins
By Dr. Marcus Fenner   
June 20, 2013
The 6th New York International began on Wednesday with a star studded field featuring 65 players from 18 different countries, including 9 Grandmasters and 12 International Masters. 
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Nakamura Crushing in Moscow
By CLO   
June 19, 2013
Hikaru Nakamura is having a spectacular result so far at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. After just six rounds, he has four wins including victories over World Champ Anand, Kramnik, Karjakin & Caruana.
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Carlsen, Aronian, Nakamura & Kamsky Meet in Saint Louis
By Mike Wilmering   
June 17, 2013
Sinqueslide.jpgFor the first time ever, World Championship challenger GM Magnus Carlsen will play a high-profile tournament in the United States, the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis.
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Harmon-Vellotti tops Shetty to take lead at U.S. Junior Closed
By Brian Jerauld   
June 17, 2013
LukeHarmonlead.jpgAfter three rounds of the US Junior Closed at the Saint Louis Chess Club, Luke Harmon-Vellotti stands in first place with 2.5/3. Find games and details in the full report and watch live games and commentary at uschesschamps.com. 
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U.S. Junior Champ Hopefuls Blitz as Battle Looms
By Brian Jerauld   
June 14, 2013
LukeSevianlead.jpgCheck out pairings for the first round of the US Junior Championship. Participants include recent US Championship competitors Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Sarah Chiang. 
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Nakamura Wins Tal Memorial Blitz & Signs With Silence Therapeutics
By CLO   
June 13, 2013
GM Hikaru Nakamura won the Tal Memorial blitz tournament in Moscow. He also just signed a sponsorship deal with Silence Therapeutics, a biotechnology company.
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Knight’s Tour: Chess for Charity
By Dan Heisman   
June 13, 2013
Read about Dan Heisman's annual Holly Heisman Memorial tournament in Philadelphia. This is an online edition of a regular Chess Life Magazine feature on travel and chess, Knight's Tour.
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The Winner's Circle in Vegas [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
June 11, 2013
Check out video interviews with all six co-winners at the National Open in Las Vegas (June 7-9). Wesley So took the first place title and Edmondson Cup on tiebreak. 
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In the Mail: USCF Executive Board Ballots
By USCF Elections Committee   
June 11, 2013
Ballots are currently in the mail to USCF voting members. They are scheduled to be received between June 17-20, and must be returned in time to be counted on July 23. Full details in the CLO post. 
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Mixed Doubles in Madison: US Open Update
By USCF   
June 10, 2013
The US Open is coming up soon in Madison, WI, as well as the Denker, Barber and Girls Invitational. Check out details on a new prize for "Mixed Doubles" entrants. Inspiration for your team are US Champ Kamsky and US Women's Champ Krush.
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