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Kasparov Chess Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary
By Richard Krueger   
June 21, 2012
garrymichaellead.jpgOn June 16, the Kasparov Chess Foundation celebrated their 10th anniversary with a chess festival in Bryant Park, Midtown, NYC.

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Lenderman on Playing for a Win at the National Open
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 19, 2012
lendermanslidtrophy.jpgGM Aleksander Lenderman won clear first at the National Open in Las Vegas with 5.5/6, earning $6400. He talked to CLO about his future plans and his new attitude toward fighting chess.
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Karpov & Haring in Las Vegas
By CLO   
June 19, 2012
karpovharingslide.jpgLegendary Russian World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov was warmly received at the National Open. He also met with USCF President Ruth Haring on promoting chess and the state of FIDE. 
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Middling in Moscow
By Macauley Peterson   
June 18, 2012
nakamoscowslide.jpgMacauley Peterson reports live from the Tal Memorial in Moscow. Magnus Carlsen won the event with 5.5/9 while our new US Champion Hikaru Nakamura scored 4/9. 
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Saint Louis Chess Club Partners with KCF on Elite Training Program
By Mike Wilmering   
June 18, 2012
KCFslide.jpgThe Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) is partnering with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) on a five-year grant program to help develop several American chess prodigies from across the United States.
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Kudrin Alone at the Top of the 2012 NE Open
By AL Lawrence   
June 18, 2012
GM Sergey Kudrin (Conn.) out-steadied five other grandmasters as well as two IMs, to take the Northeast Open's $1,000 first prize in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Lenderman in Clear Lead at National Open Finale
By CLO   
June 17, 2012
With one round to go at the National Open in Las Vegas, GM Aleksandr Lenderman has a perfect 5-0. In the final round, he faces IM Sevillano (4.5 points, pictured). Update: Lenderman draws to take clear first! Full story coming soon. 
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Sevian, Sharma & Shen Earn Norms at Metropolitan Chess
By Ankit Gupta   
June 16, 2012
Sevian.jpgFM Victor Shen, NM Arun Sharma, and NM Samuel Sevian all earned IM norms at the 19th Metropolitan Chess International, held in Los Angeles from June 6-10.

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Karpov Wins in the Blitz [VIDEO]
By CLO   
June 14, 2012
Watch the post-game press conference with former World Champion Anatoly Karpov, who defeated four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan in a match, held in Saint Louis from June 10-13. 
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Blitz Showdown Between Karpov, Seirawan
By Jennifer Shahade   
June 13, 2012
karpovyazslide.jpgThe Karpov-Seirawan match held in Saint Louis is deadlocked with four draws in the classical and rapid games. The ten-game blitz match starts Wednesday on livestream.com/uschess at 2 EST.
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Xiong, Perkins, and Tang Win National Titles
By IM David Pruess   
June 13, 2012
xiongslide.jpgFrom June 8-10, two fierce 8-player round robins were contested by 16 of the most talented, skilled, and tough chess kids in the U.S. Jeffrey Xiong (pictured), Ethan Tang & Joaquin Perkins prevailed. 
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Karpov, Seirawan Match Underway in Saint Louis
By Mike Wilmering   
June 11, 2012
YasserKarpov350.jpgThe match between former World Champ Anatoly Karpov & four-time U.S. Champ Yasser Seirawan is underway. The first classical game was drawn and the second begins at 1 STL/2 EST time with live coverage at livestream.com/uschess.
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Strong Field Assembled for US Cadet in Maryland
By Michael Regan   
June 11, 2012
Cadetslide.jpgThe Maryland Chess Association with host the 2012 US Cadet Championship from July 21-23 in Rockville, MD. Competitors include Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, Michael Bodek and K-9 Champ James Black.
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Tal Memorial Begins in Moscow
By CLO   
June 7, 2012
MoroCaruana.jpgThe Tal Memorial (June 7-18) begins in Moscow on June 8 and newly crowned US Champion Hikaru Nakamura is among the competitors. The blitz tournament determined lots.
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U.S. Senior and U.S. Junior Opens Return to Houston Next Month
By Franc Guadalupe   
June 7, 2012
Kudrin180.jpgIn one month, the Summer Chess Festival which includes the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Junior Open returns to Houston, this time to the Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport. 
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A Clash of the Kings in STL: Karpov v. Seirawan
By CLO   
June 7, 2012
YasserKarpov350.jpgStarting on Sunday, June 10th former World Champion Anatoly Karpov will battle GM Yasser Seirawan at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The match will consist of two classical games, two rapid games and eight blitz games.
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