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Captain's Report: China Wins World Team
By IM John Donaldson   
April 29, 2015
ShankGMlead.gifChina, led by world number eleven Ding Liren and 15-year-old Wei Yi, won the 2015 World Team Championship in Armenia. IM Donaldson reports on the victors and the American performance.

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National Junior High Championships: Crowded at the Top
By Jorge Barerra   
April 27, 2015
NatJHChamp-2015-Day1-5.jpgResults are in at the National Junior High in Lousville. Six players tied for first in the K-8 section, with Marcus Miyasaka prevailing on tiebreak. In the K-9, David Peng won with 6.5/7.
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National Junior High Champs Begin in Louisville
By Jorge Barerra   
April 25, 2015
The National Junior High School Championships are underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Top seeds include David Peng in the K-9 and Marcus Miyasaka and Maggie Feng in the K-8.
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Women’s World Team Halfway Report: U.S. Women Off to a Solid Start
By FM Alisa Melekhina   
April 24, 2015
TeamPic.jpgAlisa Melekhina updates CLO readers on the World Women's Team Championship, currently underway in Chengdu, China.
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Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled in Saint Louis
By Clayton Bury   
April 24, 2015
There is a new, gold standard for international chess competition, providing more opportunities for the world's best chess players to compete on a grand stage.

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Pan-Am & North American Youth Registration Details
By Jennifer Shahade   
April 22, 2015
The registration deadline for the 2015 North American Youth is April 28th, 2 PM CST and the registration deadline for the 2015 Pan American Youth is May 11th, 2 PM CST. Contact Jerry Nash for further information.
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Eric Rosen on Final IM Norm: Keys to Success
By Eric Rosen   
April 21, 2015
EricRosenleadclo.jpgEric Rosen details his final IM norm performance at the Philadelphia Open, including tips for quick improvement. He also covers the tournament's show stealer, 5-year-old Rachael Li, who scored 5.5/7 in the Under 1100 section.
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Captain's Report: IM Donaldson on the World Team
By IM John Donaldson   
April 20, 2015
WorldTeam350.jpgIM John Donaldson reports on the 2015 World Team Championship, underway now in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. 
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Lampman & Behura Among Winners at Record All-Girls in Chicago
By Jorge Barerra   
April 20, 2015
ChicagoCU.jpgThe record-breaking All-Girls Nationals ended with Becca Lampman winning the Under 18 section on tiebreak. Catalania Foothills won the team division while Maya Behura (pictured) swept the Under 8 section.
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World Team Championships Underway in China and Armenia
By CLO   
April 19, 2015
GirlsWorldTeamChinalead.jpgThe World Team Championship (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, April 18-29, 2015) and World Women's Team Championship (Chengdu, April 18-29) are both underway. 
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Turnout Breaks Records at 2015 All-Girls Nationals
By Jorge Barrera   
April 18, 2015
AllGirlsNationalslead.jpgThe 2015 All-Girls Nationals in Chicago kicked off with a record 360+ registered players, building on the momentum from last week's record-breaking National High School Championships. 
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Kostya On Chess: Learning to Love the Open Sicilian
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
April 16, 2015
kavutskiy.jpgKostya Kavutskiy explores his complicated history of meeting the Open Sicilian and how he came to write a book on taking it head on with 3.d4.
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Battle of Legends: Autographs & Simuls
By Brian Jerauld   
April 15, 2015
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center is ecstatic to bring together the 13th World Chess Champion Kasparov and famed English GM Nigel Short for a two-day exhibition match at the end of April, as the first installment of its Battle of the Legends series.
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2015 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners Announced
By The U.S. Chess Trust   
April 15, 2015
RachelG275.jpgThe US Chess Trust is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Chess-Scholar Player Award: Jackson Chen, Rachel Gologorsky, Simone Liao, Akshay Malhotra & Darwin Yang.
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Nakamura & Krush are the New U.S. Champions!
By Kostya Kavutskiy   
April 14, 2015
HikaruIrina.jpgGMs Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush won the 2015 US Chess Championships and US Women's. At the closing ceremony, Jean Hoffman of the USCF announced that the 2016 events would also be in America's chess capital.
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Quest to Columbus: IM Chandra Wins High School Championship
By Jorge Barerra   
April 14, 2015
KesavAkshat.jpgIM Akshat Chandra won clear first at the record-breaking National High School Championship in Columbus, Ohio (April 10-12) with 6.5/7.  Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California won top team honors. 
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