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Last Chance: Register as a USCF Voting Member
By CLO   
March 28, 2011
USCFFLag.jpgThe deadline for registration as a USCF voting member is March 31, midnight Central time. Don't miss out and pass the link on to friends: https://secure2.uschess.org/voter-registration.php
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Two GMs and Kevin Cao Top Pittsburgh Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
March 28, 2011
KevinCCSCSL.jpgGMs Alexander Onischuk, Alexander Shabalov and 14-year-old Kevin Cao of Saint Louis tied for first at the Pittsburgh Open March 25-27th. Full story includes thoughts from Cao and games.
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Armageddon Your Pieces Wins US Amateur Team Playoff
By Peter Dyson   
March 28, 2011
USATSteam.jpgArmageddon Your Pieces (IM Javad Maharramzade, Matt Helfst, Jeremy Mandelkem and Peter Dyson) prevailed at this weekend's US Amateur Team Playoffs. Read Dyson's in-depth report.
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Aronian Wins Amber; Nakamura Ends with Bang
By CLO   
March 24, 2011
AronianCarlsenlead.jpgLevon Aronian won the final Amber tournament in Monaco by a full point over Carlsen, who won the Rapid competition. Nakamura finished in the middle of the pack but ended with a banging win.
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Meet IM Daniel Naroditsky, US Championship Contender
By Christian Glawe and Christine Hartman   
March 24, 2011
DanielNslidecolor.jpgSee a video interview by Ice Hat Creative with IM Daniel Naroditsky, the youngest participant in the upcoming US Championship. (Saint Louis, April 14-28).
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Online Viewer and PDF Download will be the Online Options for USCF Magazines
By Daniel Lucas   
March 23, 2011
March2011FC.jpgDue to the increasing popularity of the Online Viewers for Chess Life and CL4k, effective with the April/11 issues of these magazines the USCF will no longer offer the HTML versions.
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Pairings Set for US Amateur Team Playoffs
By CLO   
March 22, 2011
At the US Amateur Team Playoffs, take off on Mar 26, 1 PM EST on the Internet Chess Club. Update: 3/27/2011- Armageddon Your Pieces of the South prevailed. Full story coming soon!
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A First and Final Trip to Amber
By Macauley Peterson   
March 22, 2011
Naka225.jpgMacauley Peterson reports on GM Hikaru Nakamura's showing at the jubilee edition of the Amber Blind and Rapid tournament in Monte Carlo. 
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Seven Tie in Mid-America Open; Young Wins on Tiebreak
By Ken West   
March 21, 2011
Ding225.jpg7 players tied for 1st at the Mid-America Open in Saint Louis with IM Angelo Young topping on tiebreaks over GM Kudrin, GM Finegold, IM Burnett, FM Holt, FM Karklins and 14-y.o Jialin Ding.
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Sadorra Annotates A Win on his Way to GM
By Julio Sadorra   
March 20, 2011
 SpringGMfull.jpgUniversity of Texas at Dallas sophomore Julio Sadorra scored his final GM norm at the UTD Invitational (March 12-19). He annotates his crucial win over GM Alexander Shabalov.

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GM Team Prevails in Dallas; Sadorra Earns Final GM Norm
By CLO   
March 19, 2011
Sadorra.jpgThe Grandmaster team defeated the University of Texas at Dallas Team at the UTD Grandmaster Invitational (March 12-19). But UTD was still left with much to smile about, as UTD sophomore Julio Sadorra earned his final GM norm.
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Voting Registration Deadline Closing in
By CLO   
March 18, 2011
USCFFLag.jpgThere are fewer than two weeks to register as a USCF voting member. Make sure your voice is heard! 
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Aronian Leads Amber Tournament
By CLO   
March 17, 2011
aronian225.jpgMidway through the Amber rapid and blindfold tournament in Monaco, GM Levon Aronian of Armenia is in the clear lead, a point and a half ahead of World Champion Anand. American #1 Hikaru Nakamura is tied for sixth with Gelfand. 
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Bachmann Prevails in Western Class
By Randy Hough   
March 16, 2011
72AxelChess.jpgUTB student GM Axel Bachmann won the Western Class Championship. Randy Hough's report includes games by Axel and Tatev Abrahamyan, who tied for 2nd with IM Stopa.
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Spring SPICE: Darwin Yang Earns Final IM Norm, Naroditsky and Kuljasevic Tie for 1st
By CLO   
March 16, 2011
 darwin225.jpgAt the 2011 Spring SPICE Cup Invitational held from March 12-16 at Texas Tech University, Darwin Yang earned his final IM norm. Young author and IM Daniel Naroditsky tied for first with GM Davorin Kuljasevic.
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Groups Set at the 2011 US Chess Championships
By CLO   
March 15, 2011
 Alexo210.jpgThe groups are set for the 2011 US Chess Champs at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Top seeds in Group 1 are Kamsky and Shulman while Onischuk and Seirawan are the frontrunners in Group 2.  
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March - Chess Life Online 2011

Last Chance: Register as a USCF Voting MemberTwo GMs and Kevin Cao Top Pittsburgh Open Armageddon Your Pieces Wins US Amateur Team Playoff Aronian Wins Amber; Nakamura Ends with BangMeet IM Daniel Naroditsky, US Championship ContenderOnline Viewer and PDF Download will be the Online Options for USCF MagazinesPairings Set for US Amateur Team Playoffs A First and Final Trip to AmberSeven Tie in Mid-America Open; Young Wins on TiebreakSadorra Annotates A Win on his Way to GM GM Team Prevails in Dallas; Sadorra Earns Final GM Norm Voting Registration Deadline Closing in Aronian Leads Amber Tournament Bachmann Prevails in Western Class Spring SPICE: Darwin Yang Earns Final IM Norm, Naroditsky and Kuljasevic Tie for 1st Groups Set at the 2011 US Chess Championships Carlsen in the New Yorker Kaidanov on Winning the Saint Louis Invitational The US Chess Scoop with Macauley Peterson UTD Invitational Pits Team vs. Top GMsFinal Amber Tournament Begins This WeekendRobson Earns Final US Championship Spot Meet the Youngest African-American Master, Joshua Colas Kaidanov Claims US Champs Spot; Ramirez and Robson Go to TiebreakKaidanov Leads in Saint Louis, Robson and Ramirez a Point BehindShabalov Wins Eastern Class ChampionshipAmateur Team Games Potpourri Saint Louis Invitational Wide Open after Five Rounds Kaidanov Leads Saint Louis Invitational Saint Louis Invitational Kicks Off Dreams and Local Heroes at the Southern Rocky FIDE Open The March Check is in the Mail Tale of a Winter Rating Spike: An Interview with Matthew Herman