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.
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, 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.
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in history, begins on August 27, Wednesday in Saint Louis. GM Ian Rogers previews the action.
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.
In this month's column, Alex Dunne covers the US ICCF Olympic team of Jon Ostriker, Carl Siefring, Ken Reinhart, Dan Perry, Tom Biedermann, and Tony Kain.
USCF President Ruth Haring reports on the FIDE Congress, which took place in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.
Ricardo DeGuzman’s long trek to the Central Valley proved to be a trip well timed. The Bay Area IM scored 4.5/5 rounds in the 5th Central California Open, August 15-17th for $1400.
GM Sergei Azarov won the Washington International while Sam Sevian earned his final GM norm. Just added: Annotations by Sevian! FM Kesav Viswanadha also earned an IM norm.
The US Chess Federation is soliciting Bookstore bids for the National K-12 Grades, the National High School, the National Junior High & the National Elementary. Find full details in the announcement.
USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde write about impressions from the FIDE Congress on Tromso. Pictured is Puerto Rican Women’s Champion Natasha Morales Santos.