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USCF President Ruth Haring Reports in Orlando
By Ruth Haring   
August 10, 2014
Slide1RuthReportfull.jpgUSCF President Ruth Haring's report to the delegates in Orlando is now available for all USCF members. Haring focuses on membership trends, including the growth in female membership.
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The US Splits Match vs. Hungary
By CLO   
August 10, 2014
SamJuditlead.jpgToday the US split the match vs. Hungary 2-2. Alexander Onischuk slipped for the first time, while Shankland continued his tear, defeating GM Polgar. He now has 7/7.
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Captain's Report: Donaldson on the Olympiad
By IM John Donaldson   
August 10, 2014
JohnSam2.jpgIM John Donaldson updates CLO readers on the Olympiad after seven rounds and an important victory over Uzbekistan.
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Last Day Discount for Millionaire Chess
By Millionaire Chess   
August 10, 2014
MauriceAshley400.jpgToday is the last chance to get the discount $1200 rate at the historic Millionaire Chess Open, set for Las Vegas from October 9-13.
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FIDE Congress Underway in Tromso
By David Mehler   
August 9, 2014
Experts in every area of chess are gathered in Tromso, Norway, for the FIDE Congress, which started on August 5 and will conclude on August 15, 2014.
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US Wins Big vs. Uzbekistan
By CLO   
August 9, 2014
VsUZbek.jpgThe US won a key match today vs. Uzbekistan with a dominating 3.5-.5 score. GM Sam Shankland (3100+ TPR!), GM Alexander Onischuk and WGM Sabina Foisor continue to rack up wins.
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Rest and Run: Team USA Victorious in Round 6
By CLO   
August 8, 2014
TatevTromso.jpgAfter a rest day at the Olympiad, American teams had a strong round winning vs. Paraguay and Estonia 3-1. GM Shankland and WGM Foisor retain perfect individual records.
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2014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in History
By Brian Jerauld   
August 8, 2014
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-ten Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.
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Team USA in Norway: Shankland Stays Perfect
By CLO   
August 6, 2014
The US team drew Canada 2-2 today in the Open section of the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway (August 1-14). GM Varuzhan Akobian lost on board three while GM Sam Shankland evened the match, thus maintaining a perfect board score. The women's team defeated Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5. 

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Levon Aronian Headlines Metropolitan Chess Camp
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
August 6, 2014
levonaronian.jpgWorld #2 Levon Aronian headlined as the lead instructor for the 2014 Metropolitan & ACA Summer Chess Camp, held in Glendale, California from July 9th-13th. One student said, "It was a little surreal when he would present games against the best players in the world.”
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US Teams Rebound in Round Four
By CLO   
August 5, 2014
TatevAlexOleadCLO.jpgThe American teams both rebounded today with victories over South Africa and Wales. GMs Onischuk (4/4), Shankland (3/3) and WGM Sabina Foisor (3/3) both maintain perfect scores. 
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The US Falters in Round Three
By CLO   
August 4, 2014
The American teams both faltered for the first time at the Olympiad today. The women lost 1-3 to China and the men lost to The Netherlands 1.5-2.5.
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GM Conrad Holt Wins US Open Title
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
conradholtleadfinal.jpgGM Conrad Holt won the US Open in a tiebreak playoff [VIDEO JUST ADDED] against IM Michael Mulyar, to take the trophy and the US Championship spot. Also tied were GMs Shabalov, Nyzhnyk, Margvelashvili and Jiminez.
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The US Team in Norway: Big Battles Set for Round 3
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
TeamUSAOlympiad.jpgBoth American teams started off with two victories. The men face The Netherlands in round three while the women play #1 seeded China. Due to delays and cancellations, Nakamura has not yet arrived in Tromso but is expected to soon. 
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Four Pull Ahead in Orlando
By CLO   
August 3, 2014
Nyzlastround.jpgAfter eight rounds at the US Open (Orlando, July 28-August 3), four players have pulled away with 7/8: young GMs Conrad Holt & Illia Nyzhnyk, Webster student Fidel Corrales Jiminez and IM Michael Mulyar.
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Chess Life Bonus: Melekhina Annotates Krush Draw
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
August 2, 2014
Alisa300.jpgTo complement our August issue of Chess Life Magazine, which features the US Chess Championship, FM Alisa Melekhina annotates her complex draw against GM Irina Krush.
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