Denker, Barber, NGIT Crown National Champions

Read about this year's Denker, Barber and National Girls Invitational champs, including Alex Velikanov's dramatic path to the win.

US Open Holding True, Top Seeds Nicked In Invitationals

FM Mike Klein covers round two of the US Open and a dramatic round three at the Scholastic Invitationals. Also read about John Michael Burke's remarkable rating spike.

Hot Chess in Phoenix: US Open Begins

FM Mike Klein of is reporting for US Chess from the 116th US Open in Phoenix, where the Main Event has kicked off, as well as the Denker, Barber and NGIT.

A New Direction for US Chess

A new direction for US Chess: We are thrilled to present our new logo and initial redesign for Modernizing our website is a long-term project that will be completed in phases, so you will see improvements to other ...

Kesav and Agata Top North American Junior

The US took home five medals at the 2015 North American Junior Championship in Kitchener, Canada, including gold for IM Kesav Viswanadha and WFM Agata Kykovtsev.

Cameron Wheeler Wins US Cadet Championship

FM Cameron Wheeler of California won the 2015 Cadet Championship in Rockville, MD. He earns a scholarship to the University of Maryland Baltimore County for this feat.

Then and Now: The U.S. Open

As the US Open approaches in Phoenix, Arizona, take a look at the highlights of this storied competition, as well as predictions for this year's event. 

Fighting Spirit in the Southern California Championship

This year's Southern California Champion is seventeen-year-old FM Michael Brown. "I love chess simply because of its complexity. I can never sit still!" See his key victory over IM John Bryant.

Denker, Barber and NGIT Fields Set

The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber tournament of K-8 champs and the National Girls Invitational will coincide with the US Open (Phoenix, August 1-9).

Eswaran and Tang Shine at the Pan-Am Juniors

Ashritha Eswaran earned a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Girls Championship in El Salvador while Andrew Tang earned silver in the Open section. 

On Top of the Castle: Krush, Zapata and Korley

The Castle Chess Grand Prix in Atlanta ended in dramatic fashion with GMs Irina Krush and Alonso Zapata tied for first with IM Kassa Korley (pictured). 

Gata Kamsky Wins New York International

Gata Kamsky won the New York International with 7/9. Bryan Quick writes about key match-ups and drama at the 8th edition of this star-studded tourney.

Improving Your Intuition at the US Chess School

 US Chess School camper David Brodsky writes about the 29th edition of the camp in New York, led by founder IM Greg Shahade and GM Alexander Stripunsky. Test yourself in some "intuition exercises", designed to be solved ...

USA Breaks Even at NATO Championship

Colonel David A. Hater reports on the 26th NATO Chess Championship held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 6-10 July 2015.

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