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Holt and Robson Score in Texas
By CLO   
March 20, 2012
Holtslide.jpgConrad Holt and GM Ray Robson were the stars of the UTD Invitational in Dallas. Holt earned his final GM norm while Robson scored an impressive 7/10. 
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GMs Benjamin, Gelashvili, Kekelidze & Kudrin Top Long Island Open
By Harold Stenzel   
March 20, 2012
DSC01692.JPGGMs Joel Benjamin, Tamaz Gelashvili, Mikheil Kekelidze and Sergei Kudrin topped the Long Island Open, a new event which featured over $12,000 in prizes and five grandmasters. See details and two key games. 
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Americans in Reykjavik
By Macauley Peterson   
March 18, 2012
Iceland450.jpgNine U.S. players flew to the exotic capital of Iceland for the Reykjavik Open. Macauley Peterson reports and includes video clips with GMs Maurice Ashley, Fabiano Caruana, Robert Hess & IM Irina Krush.
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Final Four of Chess Offers Summer Internships to Top College Players
By Bernadette McConville   
March 16, 2012
On March 31, the final four NCAA college basketball games face off, teams of collegians with high skills of a more intellectual kind will compete on an elite national stage in the DC-Metro area–the Final Four of College Chess. GM Alex Onischuk (pictured) will also give a simul. 
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Caruana Wins Clear in Iceland
By CLO   
March 15, 2012
Italian-American GM Fabiano Caruana took clear first at the Reykjavik Open 2012 with 7.5/9 while American GM Robert Hess came in joint 9th with 6.5/9. 
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Western Class: The Young and the Veteran
By Randy Hough   
March 13, 2012
Nov08CLMcover.jpgIM Enrico Sevillano took first place at the Western Class Championships (March 9-11) in Agoura Hills, California. Full report includes games by Sevillano and several young talents.
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US Junior Congress Brings Talent to San Fran
By Aditya Kumar & Sarah Wilson   
March 12, 2012
Perkinsslide.jpgBig winners at the US Junior Chess Congress in San Francisco include Ted Belanoff in the 20 & Under, Sudarshan Seshadri in 18 & Under, Charles Tang in 16 & Under and Joaquin K Perkins in 8 & Under (left).
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Brooklyn Castle Premieres at SXSW
By CLO   
March 12, 2012
Brooklyn Castle, a documentary about the Championship I.S. 318 chess team, premiered at the Southwest by Southwest film festival. Check out the latest trailer and a movie review.
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Caruana Leads Reykjavik Open
By CLO   
March 12, 2012
harpa-low.jpgItalian-American GM Fabiano Caruana leads the Reykjavik Open while Robert Hess is also in the hunt.
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The March Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
March 9, 2012
clip_image008[2].jpg Alex Dunne's March column includes a game by Walter Muir champ Alfredo Gotay, a preview of the 2012 Absolute Champs and obits on LaMoyne Splichal & Sidney Stark (pictured).
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Philip Wang Wins 16th Metropolitan Invitational
By Ankit Gupta   
March 8, 2012
wangslide2.jpgFM Philip Xiao Wang won the 16th Metropolitan Chess Invitational with a score of 6.5-2.5, along the way securing his third and final IM norm.
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Pack Your Pieces and Go: A Southern Rocky Story
By Chad Schneider   
March 5, 2012
DSC_6112.JPGIn his report on the 2012 Southern Rocky FIDE Open, Chad Schneider explains how the tournament drama unfolded like a reality TV show. Contestants included GMs Meier, Khachiyan, Yermolinsky & IM Sarkar.
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Chess Queen Kosteniuk on Chess King
By CLO   
March 5, 2012
AlexandraKosteniuk.jpgFormer World Women's Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk talks about a new software product she endorses, Chess King. The instructional software incorporates Houdini 2 and is available at USCF Sales.
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Joseph Henry Condon, Belle Computer Creator, Dies
By CLO   
March 3, 2012
JoeCondon.jpgJoseph Henry Condon, creator of the chess program Belle with Ken Thompson, died at 76. Find out more in the full obituary on NJ.com.
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28th North American Masters
By Sevan Muradian   
March 3, 2012
Martha200.jpgThe 28th North American Masters begins on March 11 and features two GM norm sections and a match between GM Wesley So and GM Georg Meier. (Pictured: IM Martha Fierro)
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Mikko Markkula, 1947-2012
By IA Carol Jarecki   
March 3, 2012
Mikko.jpgMikko Markkula, long-time chairman of the FIDE Qualifications Commission, in charge of titles and regulations, died suddenly on March 1st, 2012 in Finland.
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