K-12 National Championships Return to Orlando

The National K-12 Chess Championships return to Orlando, Florida from December 12-14 at the spacious and beautiful facilities of the Rosen Shingle Creek.

Fight Night – Carlsen v Caruana, the Live Blog

GM Ian Rogers narrates one of the most dramatic battles in the Sinquefield Cup, Caruana vs. Carlsen, with music and analysis.

2015 Samford Fellowship Announced

The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty ninth consecutive annual award.

State Champs from New York to Iowa

In our second edition of Labor Day weekend and State Championship coverage, we go from New York, where US Champ Gata Kamsky also became NY State Champ, to Iowa & North California.  

Caruana Wraps up Cup; Kasparov in STL for Ultimate Moves

Fabiano Caruana won the Sinquefield Cup with a historic performance and dazzling 8.5/10 score. All six Cup competitors play in Ultimate Moves today, along with Garry Kasparov, who came to town for Rex Sinquefield's birthday! 

Caruana Clinches Cup; Historic Performance Continues

Clinching first place of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup is GM Fabiano Caruana, who claimed the lion's share of the U.S. super tournament's $315,000 prize fund with two rounds remaining. 

Labor Day Round-up Part I: From US Masters to Southern California

Find Labor Day reports from major events across the country, including the US Masters in Greensboro, NC and a report on the Southern California Open by Randy Hough.

Caruana Continues Awesome Streak, Now 7-0

GM Fabiano Caruana extended perfection in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, defeating GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on Wednesday afternoon for his seventh win across seven rounds.

Carissa Yip: "Anything is Possible"

10-year-old Carissa Yip defeated a Grandmaster at the New England Open and told CLO: "Anything is Possible if you try hard enough, like beating a GM." :)

Caruana Beats Them All; Sinquefield Cup Hits Halfway Point

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, boasting the strongest field in history with six of the top-nine Grandmasters in the world, has been dominated by GM Fabiano Caruana, with an astounding 5/5 score.

Back to School with Jeevan Karamsetty

High School Senior and NM Jeevan Karamsetty, a 2014 Scholar-Chess award recipient talks about his research paper on the benefits of chess and his prescient pick in the Sinquefield Cup. 

Caruana Off to a Crushing Start in Sinquefield Cup

Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana combined extraordinary opening preparation with accurate calculation to win his second consecutive game at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, leaving the rest of the highest-rated field in history snapping at his heels.

Back to School with Becca Lampman

Incoming high school senior Becca Lampman talked to CLO about making her mark on the NGIT, the rise of girls in US Chess and balancing chess and homework.

US Masters Returns to Greensboro

For the third consecutive year, the US Masters will take place over Labor Day weekend in Greensboro, NC. This year's field includes 18 GM's and a total of 44 internationally titled players. 


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Coming in the October issue: Annie Wang, the youngest female master ever, wins the Girls Under 18 section of the North American Youth Chess Championship. Also, GM Ilya Smirin annotates one of his games from his World Open win and FM Alisa Melikhina writes about the c3 Sicilian