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USCF News: Website Advisory Committee
By USCF   
January 31, 2013
slideUSCFflag.jpgThe USCF has passed a motion to appoint a USCF Web Site Advisory Committee (WSAC), which will report back to the Executive Board by June 1, 2013 with advice and a proposed action plan for the USCF Web site. 
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New York Times on Chess, Charity and 318
By Jennifer Shahade   
January 31, 2013
 BrooklynCastleRochelle.jpgNew York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof illustrated his points on the importance of education via the achievements of IS 318, as depicted in the documentary, Brooklyn Castle.
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Best of CLO 2012 #6- Skywalk to Chess
By CLO   
January 30, 2013
nickme.jpgThe #6 article in Best of CLO 2012 is Skywalk to Chess: The National High School Champs by Melinda J. Matthews. Judges enjoyed the richly detailed account from a chess parent on the 2012 High School Nationals
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US Wins Spot to World Team
By CLO   
January 29, 2013
RayBrazil300.jpg The US won the Pan-American Team Championship, thereby securing a spot into the World Team Championship, set for Antalya, Turkey in December 2013.
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Chess Benefit for Autism Held in Cold Spring Harbor Lab
By Caroline Sagalchik   
January 29, 2013
Group.jpgThe 3rd annual Chess Benefit for autism at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory included a simul by IM Justin Sarkar and a talk by Dr. Ronemus who gave a lecture on the histoy of autism.
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Best of CLO 2012 #7: Mate in 196 by Daniel Parmet
By CLO   
January 29, 2013
ParmetBaloons.jpgThe #7 article in Best of CLO 2012 is London Chess Classic: Mate in 196 by Daniel Parmet. Judges praised Daniel’s story-telling and the way he set up the key game of the article, Anand-Nakamura.
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Pan-American Continental Underway in Brazil
By CLO   
January 27, 2013
Shankland225.jpgThe Pan-American team Championships are underway in Brazil. The US team got off to a good start with two wins against Cuba & Brazil.
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Carlsen Wins Tata; Nakamura in Sixth
By CLO   
January 27, 2013
MagnusTata250.jpgMagnus Carlsen dominated the Tata Steel Chess tournament, finishing 1.5 points ahead of his nearest rival. US Champ Hikaru Nakamura finished plus one for clear sixth.  
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Best of CLO 2012 #8- Mike Klein on Istanbul
By CLO   
January 25, 2013
MikeK400.jpgThe #8 article in Best of CLO 2012 is "Nakamura Defeats Fischer’s Record in Istanbul" by FM Mike Klein. Judges praised the 2012 Chess Journalist of the Year's attention to detail and humor.
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Best of CLO 2012 #9: Sam Loyd’s Organ Pipes by Dr. Dowd
By CLO   
January 24, 2013
Dowd300.jpgThe #9 article in Best of CLO 2012 is Sam Loyd’s Organ Pipes and Benko’s 45th Anniversary by Dr. Steven Dowd. Judges praised Dr. Dowd's enthusiasm and his ability to explain a complex theme, even to those not immersed in the culture of chess problems.
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USCF Election News: Drawing Order
By Cheryle Bruce   
January 24, 2013
ElectionLead300.jpgCrossville’s Mayor J.H. Graham III helped with the 2013 executive board election process today with a double blind drawing process to decide candidate order.
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Advertise in the SuperNationals V Program Book
By CLO   
January 24, 2013
SuperNats400.jpgReach over 5,000 players, plus many more parents, coaches, and family members by advertising in the SuperNationals V Program book.
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New American FIDE Titles Approved
By Walter Brown   
January 23, 2013
Hung225.jpgThe latest FIDE presidential board meetings approved the GM title for Robert Hungaski and IM titles for Samuel Sevian and Kayden Troff, conditional upon reaching a 2400 rating.
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Best of CLO 2012 #10: Greg on Opening Books
By CLO   
January 23, 2013
GregShahade300.jpgThe #10 article in Best of CLO 2012 is Greg on Chess: Opening Books by IM Greg Shahade, an impassioned editorial on how to improve the most popular type of chess book.
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Four-Way Tie at Century West Open
By Ankit Gupta   
January 22, 2013
tatev385.jpgIM Dionisio Aldama, IM Zhanibek Amanov, IM Andranik Matikozyan, and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan took top honors at the recently concluded Century West Open with final scores of 4-1.
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Dates, Format Set for 2013 U.S. Champs in Saint Louis
By Mike Wilmering   
January 22, 2013
irinahikarulead2.jpgThe Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s from May 2-May 13. Find full details on invitees and format.
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