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US Amateur Team West: Ted Talks, Luke Annotates
By Ted Castro and Luke Harmon-Vellotti   
February 21, 2014
NorCalChesslead.jpgUS Amateur Team West back to back champions "Nor Cal House of Chess" captain Ted Castro talks team strategy while Luke Harmon-Vellotti of UCLA annotates an exciting battle vs. Cameron Wheeler.

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The Scoop on Parsippany [VIDEO]
By US Chess Scoop   
February 20, 2014
The US Scoop from the US Amateur Team Champs in Parsippany features new Executive director Jean Hoffman, SM Joshua Colas and CLO contributor Matan Priletensky.
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Two In a Row for Princeton At Amateur Team East
By Al Lawrence   
February 19, 2014
KasparovleadUSATE.jpgFor the second year in a row, “Princeton A” won the World Amateur Team Chess Championship. Al Lawrence reports on Kasparov's visit and some of the fun surrounding the popular team event.
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For the Love of Team Chess: Illinois Scholastic A Big Draw
By Betsy Dynako   
February 18, 2014
Homewood-Flossmoor-HS-of-Fl.jpgA week before the US Amateur Team North heads to Illinois, Betsy Dynako covers the Illinois High School State Team Chess Championships, which featured nearly 140 teams.  
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The February Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
February 18, 2014
Alex Dunne's February Check is in the Mail column features a game by Stephen McGregor, the the 2010 Electronic Knights Champ. Also find games by  Paul Boymel and Barry Endsley (pictured).  
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Chess Party Underway in Parsippany
By Al Lawrence   
February 16, 2014
Despite a snowstorm that snarled travel from the Deep South to New England, 278 chess teams trekked to the Parsippany Hilton in New Jersey. Midway through, Al Lawrence highlights key players and guests.
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Awonder at a Small Town Chess Festival
By Hank Anzis   
February 14, 2014
Awonder1.jpg14 expert and higher players, including World Under 10 Champion Awonder Liang, braved poor weather conditions for the first tournament of its kind, a strong three-round open in Marshalltown, Iowa.
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Host Columbia Prevails in Ivy League Faceoff
By Matthew Michaelides   
February 12, 2014
Columbia440.jpgTournament host Columbia University won the 4th annual Inter-Ivy League Chess Tournament. Matthew Michaelides of the Columbia Chess Club writes about key moments.
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Irina on Gibraltar: Surprise Winner, Too Late for Americans
By GM Irina Krush   
February 11, 2014
StuartIrina.jpgGM Irina Krush writes about the Gibraltar Chess Festival, champion Cheparinov, American contenders and monkeys. She also weighs in on her experience of commentating, and how it differs from playing. 
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How to Spot Top Talent: Greg on Chess
By IM Greg Shahade   
February 9, 2014
jeffery_xiong.jpgIM Greg Shahade talks about his observations from organizers 23 sessions of the US Chess School and the one key thing that he notices in many of the most talented young students.
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Nakamura vs. Carlsen: The Musical
By GM Ian Rogers   
February 6, 2014
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GM Ian Rogers presents "Nakamura vs. Carlsen", the Musical, based on their thrilling contest in Zurich, Switzerland. 
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L.A to Saint Louis: Kostya on Chess at Lindenwood
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
February 4, 2014
lindenwood-team-extreme.jpg Kostya Kavutskiy writes about his journey from Los Angeles to Saint Louis to attend Lindenwood University, where his is both earning his MBA and pursuing his chess development. 
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GM Friedel on the Bay Area International
By GM Josh Friedel   
February 3, 2014
tatev_abrahamyan.jpgGM Josh Friedel writes about the Bay Area International, and highlights some of the most exciting games and norm performances, including Darwin Yang's final GM norm and Tatev Abrahamyan's last IM norm. 
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2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award: Call for Applicants
By The U.S. Chess Trust   
February 1, 2014
2013ScholarChessPlayerAwardWinnersUSChessTrust.jpgIf you are a USCF member and show merit in academics, sportsmanship, and chess, you are eligible to apply for a 2014 National Scholar-Chessplayer Award. Deadline: March 1, 2014.
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US Open Announcement
By Jean Hoffman   
January 31, 2014
RosenCentre.jpgThe site for the 2014 US Open has changed and will now be held July 26th-August 3rd, 2014 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Centre Hotel.
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Web Site Crash
By Jean Hoffman   
January 31, 2014
The US Chess Web Site crashed yesterday and was inaccessible to users.
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