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Third Annual ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship
By Mike Klein   
June 4, 2014
The 2014 ChessKid National Online Invitational Championship will take place live from June 6-8 on Chesskid.com TV and will feature 30 of the nation's best and brightest young players.
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Troff Tops 2500 & Sevian, Homa Earn Norms in Saint Louis
By Brian Jerauld   
June 3, 2014
At the 2014 Saint Louis Invitational, IM Sam Sevian and FM Seth Homa earned their 2nd GM and IM norms, while Kayden Troff broke the 2500 FIDE barrier to earn his full Grandmaster stripes.
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Schein - Friedman Camp Seeking Applicants [DATE CHANGE]
By Aviv Friedman   
June 1, 2014
The Schein - Friedman scholastic recognition project is seeking applications for their tuition free camp in Glendale, CA between July 21-24 [DATE CHANGE], under the instruction of IM Armen Ambartsoumian.
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How To Catch A Chess Cheater: Ken Regan Finds Moves Out Of Mind
By Howard Goldowsky   
June 1, 2014
ReganCLLead.jpg The June CL story cover story on Dr. Ken Regan and by Howard Goldowsky would normally be behind a paywall, but we are making it available to all who are interested in how to fight cheating in chess.
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A Dream Fulfilled in Dallas: Keaton on Wan's Win
By IM Keaton Kiewra   
May 28, 2014
Wans.jpgIM Keaton Kiewra writes about his student Joseph Wan's win at the Elementary Nationals: "Most chess players only dream of winning a brilliant game chalk full of tactics and sacrifices to win a National Championship."
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Sargissian & Kannappan Top Chicago Open
By CLO   
May 27, 2014
Two players topped the Chicago Open with 7/9, good for $7500 each: GM Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia and Lindenwood student IM Priyadharshan Kannappan from India.
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U.S. Chess Trust Managing Director Position
By US Chess Trust   
May 26, 2014
After the retirement of Barbara DeMaro, the US Chess Trust is looking to contract the position of Managing Director. Find full details on how you can work for the charitable organization.  
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Memorial Day Savings at USCF Sales
By USCF   
May 26, 2014
Spash300.jpgGet ready for a chess filled summer with our Memorial Day special at USCF Sales. Use the code PARADE10 to save 10% on your next order.
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Chicago Open Underway
By CLO   
May 25, 2014
kayden400.jpgAfter five rounds of the Chicago Open, four players are tied for the lead with 4.5/5- GM-elect Kayden Troff, GM Gabriel Sargissian & GM Bartlomiej Macieja.
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A Samford at Stanford: Daniel Naroditsky
By Josh Bowman   
May 23, 2014
Dan300.jpgGM Daniel Naroditsky spent the Sunday of his Stanford “Admit-Day” on April 27 battling twenty-four members of the Stanford Chess Club in a simultaneous exhibition.
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Ingredients to Victory: Greg on Coaching His Alma Mater Masterman
By IM Greg Shahade   
May 22, 2014
GregTeamMasterman.jpgIM Greg Shahade coached his alma mater, Masterman to success at the K-9 Junior High School Championships last month in Atlanta, and answers the question, "How Did They Get So Strong?"
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Southern Regional Champs Celebrates Increasing Female Participation
By Jessica E. Prescott & Elena Salazar   
May 22, 2014
elena-and-jessica.jpgOrganized by Jessica Prescott and Elena Salazar of North Carolina’s Over the Chessboard, the first-ever Southern Girls Regional Championship gave players from ages 4 to 19 the opportunity to come together to match wits and celebrate girls’ chess.
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Gata Kamsky & Irina Krush Repeat as US Champions
By Brian Jerauld   
May 21, 2014
GataIrina350.jpgSeveral of the nation’s top 22 players took turns stealing headlines and taking their shots at the top, but the two champions left standing were the same two champions as before: Gata Kamsky & Irina Krush.
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A Thank You to Pat Knight Smith
By USCF   
May 21, 2014
The US Chess Federation thanks Patricia Knight Smith for her service over the past nine years. National Tournament Director Franc Guadalupe will serve as the Interim Events Director of the USCF.
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Logjam Atop Leaderboards at U.S. Championships
By Brian Jerauld   
May 18, 2014
The US Championship blew open in round 9, with Shankland defeating tournament leader Akobian and Lenderman joining the lead. In the women's, Krush caught up to Zatonskih with a victory.
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Akobian to Zatonskih: Leaders Create Space
By Brian Jerauld   
May 17, 2014
GM Varuzhan Akobian and IM Anna Zatonskih increased their respective leads in the US Championships and US Women's by half a point. The US Women's today see's a key battle: Krush vs. Zatonskih.
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