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.

The August Check is in the Mail

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.

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.

Ricardo DeGuzman Tops The Field In The Valley

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.

Azarov Wins in Washington, Sevian Nabs Final Norm

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. 

Bookstore Bids Open for National Scholastics

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.

Hoffman & Rohde on Impressions from the Olympiad

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.


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