See the list of official representatives at the 2010 Pan
American Youth Festival scheduled for August 1-8, in Bento Goncalves,
Brazil. Qualifiers include Justus Williams from NY, Darwin Yang from Texas and Yang Dai from Virginia.
IM Levon Altounian (Arizona) beat Damir Studen (Georgia), 1.5-0.5, to win the 2010 US State Champion of Champions title hosted on the Interent Chess Club. This gives IM Altounian a ticket into the US Championship!
is pleased to announce that former World Champion Anatoly Karpov,
candidate for the office of FIDE President, has offered a spot on his
ticket to the prominent international attorney Richard A. Conn, Jr.
200 young players came out for the 2010 US Junior Chess Congress, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Josh Matti turned in an undefeated score in the 12th grade & Under section. Check out the press release for more details.
Kasparov Chess Foundation today announced its 2010 Scholastic
Championships Series, spanning two-thirds of the nation. Foundation
Chairman and legendary World Champion Garry Kasparov will be signing
his latest books at the New York tournament and giving encouragement
to all players.
The dates for the 2010 U.S. Championship have shifted to May 13-25. The 2010 Champs, set for the Chess Club an Scholastic Center of St.Louis will have a larger prize fund than 2009, with over $170,000 up for grabs.
The 2010 All-Girls Nationals, sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation will be held in Columbus, Ohio from April 16-18. The University of Texas at Dallas will offer a $68,000 scholarship. Last year's champ Megan Lee was on the cover of CL4k!