US team captain IM John Donaldson previews the American teams headed to the 41st Olympiad, which starts in Tromso, Norway on Saturday, August 1st.
Big winners in Orlando include Denker Champ Christopher Gu, Barber champ Advait Patel and NGIT co-champs Claudia Munoz, Jessica Regam & Jennifer Yu. Browse full results and look for more details coming soon to CLO!
We’re at the halfway point for the Denker, Barber, and NGIT events, and the top-seeded players in all three tournaments have taken at hit. Melinda J. Matthews reports on the fun & games in Orlando.
Edward Song (Michigan) took clear first at the US Cadet Championships with a 6.5/9 score. FM Cameron Wheeler and Christopher Gu tied for 2nd with 6/9.
The Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions & the National Girls Invitational Tournament all begin in Orlando this weekend. Melinda J. Matthews previews the action. .
The 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the 10K scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.
Two-thirds of the way through the 2014 US Cadet Championship, being held in Rockville, MD, Edward Song and Kapil Chandran are tied for 1st place with scores of 4.5/6.0.
Subject to ratification of the election results by the Delegates, Gary Walters, Allen Priest, and Mike Nietman are elected to the Executive Board for three year terms.
Team USA shined at the Pan-Am Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze. Gold medallists Vignesh Panchanatham & Christopher Shen (just updated!) annotate key games.
Find a video interview with GM Yuri Shulman by David Kerans of Voice of Russia on the trainer Yury credits bringing him to GM, Albert Kapengut, coaching students and his experience at the 2014 World Open.