Kamsky Tops Philly on Way to Saint Louis

GM Gata Kamsky took clear first at the Philadelphia Open on the way to his US Champs title defense in Saint Louis in two weeks. Check out his thoughts on the event and key games.

181 Players Qualify for 2014 World Youth

The USCF is pleased to announce that 181 players have qualified to participate in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Durban, South Africa, from Sept 18-30.

Bill Mason (1964-2014)

Bill Mason died in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on March 16, 2014. Steve Mayer remembers the influential DC area player.

Quest to the First GM Norm

14-year-old Akshat Chandra of the "Quest to GM" blog writes about earning his first norm at the GM Norm Invitational at the Marshall Chess Club. 

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.

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.



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