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. 

Strongest Chess Tournament Ever Begins in Saint Louis

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, featuring six of the world’s top-ten kicks off Wednesday at the STL Chess Club. Round 1 pairings are Vachier-Lagrave vs. Carlsen, Aronian vs. Nakamura & Topalov vs. Caruana.

Captain Melik & Coach Yury Reflect on Tromso

US Women's team captain GM Melikset Khachiyan and coach GM Yury Shulman reflect on the squad's performance at the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. 

Brownsville Recognized as Chess City of the Year [FULL AWARDS LIST]

Brownsville, Texas was recognized as the Chess City of the Year, both at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the US Open and also in a presentation to the Brownsville mayor and city Commissioners on August 19th.

Rogers Previews World's Strongest Tournament: Sinquefield Cup

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history, begins on August 27, Wednesday in Saint Louis. GM Ian Rogers previews the action.

Tang & Kats Pick Up Big Norms in Canada

Andrew Tang earned the IM title and a GM norm at the North American Youth Championship, while Alena Kats earned the WIM title and a WGM norm.

President's Report From Tromso

USCF President Ruth Haring reports on the FIDE Congress, which took place in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.


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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