Texas Beats Poland in Friendly Match

On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.  

Philadelphia Open Underway

A strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky. 

Texas Beats Poland in Friendly Match

On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.  

US #1 Nakamura Signs with Red Bull

The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. "I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.” 

California vs. Jerusalem

On Sunday, March 30 the Inland Empire Chess Team in California played an exciting online cross-cultural team match against a very strong team in Jerusalem, Israel. 

Four GMs and a NM Top Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

GMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.

Ellen Xiang Wins Top Section at Record Breaking All-Girls

Our report on the record-setting 11th Girls Nationals includes a game by Under 18 champ Ellen Xiang. Other winners include Akshiti Eswaran & Audrey Wang (pictured) in Under 8 and the only perfect score, by Kiana Arab in the Under 14.

Field, Commentators Set for 2014 U.S. Championships

The fields are set for both the 2014 U.S. Championship and 2014 U.S. Women's Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

GM-elect Kayden Troff: A Case Study by Kenneth Kiewra [EXCERPT]

Kenneth A. Kiewra, psychology professor and father of IM Kiewra recently contributed to a book on nurturing talent. Find an excerpt on the background behind GM-elect Kayden Troff's success.

Results in at All-Girls Nationals

Results are in at the record-breaking All-Girls Nationals in Chicago. Big winners include Kiana Arab in the Girls Under 14, Kimberly Ding in Under 16 and Ellen Xiang in Under 18. Full story coming soon! 

Texas and Polish Universities Face Off

The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) and The University of Warsaw (Poland) will contest a match on the Internet Chess Club on April 12, 2014 at 10 CST.

USCF Joins the Party, Supports Millionaire Chess

We are happy to announce that Millionaire Chess and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) now have a promotional agreement in place to spread the word about the Millionaire Chess Open.

Neil Falconer 1923-2014

IM John Donaldson remembers former Mechanics Institute president Neil Falconer, who passed away on April 5th, 2014 shortly after celebrating his 91st birthday.  

Yang & Catalina Foothills on Top in San Diego

Find out more about big wins at the National High School Championships in San Diego by GM-elect Darwin Yang and Catalina Foothills team from Tucson, Arizona.

Sixth in San Diego: Homidan on his Final Scholastic

Jonathan Homidan, a high school senior, writes about his final scholastic outing at the National High School Champs in San Diego. Despite a loss to the champ, Darwin Yang, Homidan finished in sixth.



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Congrats to US Champion, Gata Kamsky and US Women's Champ Irina Krush, crowned this May in Saint Louis.