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Field Set for 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship
By Mike Wilmering   
May 30, 2013
The 10-player field has been set for the 2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, scheduled to be held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) June 13-23.
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Chess.Com Death Match 15: Caruana vs. Aveskulov
By FM Mike Klein   
May 30, 2013
In Chess.com on June 9th, GM Fabiano Caruana, an American-Italian dual citizen who plays for Italy, will have the largest-ever Death Match rating advantage against Ukrainian GM Valeriy Aveskulov.
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Kamsky & Caruana Lead in Greece
By CLO   
May 29, 2013
IMG_3103.jpgOur reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky is leading the Grand Prix in Greece along with Italian-American GM Fabiano Caruana.
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Internet Chess Club Sponsors Denker, Barber & Girls Invitational
By Dewain Barber   
May 28, 2013
A new sponsor, Internet Chess Club has come on board for the three national invitational events: GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions (denkerchess.com), the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions (barberchess.com) and the USCF National Girls Invitational Tournament.
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Mitkov, Robson & Friedel Top Chicago Open
By Jamaal Abdul-Alim   
May 28, 2013
Ray-Robson--GM--Chicago-Ope.jpgGMs Nikola Mitkov, Josh Friedel and Ray Robson topped this year's Chicago Open, with Robson first place on tiebreak. Jamaal Abdul-Alim talked to all three winners and Betsy Dynako provides photos. 
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Chess Face in Saint Louis
By US Chess Scoop   
May 27, 2013
See video montage of facial expressions from the intense competition at the 2013 US Chess Championship in Saint Louis.  
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Chicago Open Draws Over 20 GMs
By CLO   
May 26, 2013
lianginChi.jpgThe Chicago Open drew over 20 GMs including Aleksandr Lenderman and Victor Mikhalevski, who lead with 4.5 after five rounds. Other stars participating include GM Holt, Women's Champ Irina Krush and Awonder Liang.
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Fox Sports Midwest US Chess Champs Special Tonight
By CLO   
May 25, 2013
armageddon2.jpgTonight, FOX Sports Midwest will air a one-hour recap special covering the 2013 U.S. and U.S. Women's Chess Championships, which recently concluded at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL).
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Washington International & Razuvaev Memorial Set for Aug 6-11
By Michael Regan   
May 23, 2013
alex-k.jpgThe Washington International returns to Rockville, MD from Aug. 6 -11 concurrent with the Razuvaev Memorial featuring four top women players vs. four GMs including GMs Kosteniuk and Gulko. 
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Kamsky & Nakamura in Greece
By CLO   
May 22, 2013
Greecelead.jpgOur #1 rated player Hikaru Nakamura and the reigning US Champ, Gata Kamsky are playing in the FIDE Grand Prix in Greece. Round one brought good and bad news for American fans.
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Jennifer's Blog: Saint Louis Highlights
By Jennifer Shahade   
May 22, 2013
JenSTLFoxMidWest.jpgCLO editor Jen Shahade talks about some highlights of her trip to Saint Louis for the US Chess Champs, including the Ramirez-Kamsky final, visiting the ICA school and commentary with GMs Ashley and Seirawan.
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The May Check is in the Mail
By Alex Dunne   
May 22, 2013
Holroyd_Kenneth.jpgThis month's check is in the mail by Alex Dunne features an annotated game by Kenneth Holroyd, our newest International Correspondence Chess Master.
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Nakamura Ties for Second in Norway
By CLO   
May 20, 2013
CloClosing3.jpgHikaru Nakamura, the #1 rated player in the US, had a fine performance at Norway Chess, tying for second with Carlsen, a half point behind tournament winner Karjakin. 
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Metropolitan Chess News: Sarkar Wins, 27th Invitational Up Next
By Ankit Gupta   
May 16, 2013
The Western Pacific Open was recently hosted by Metropolitan Chess in Los Angeles from April 26-28. IM Justin Sarkar won the Open section. Next up is the 27th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational.
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Dreams & Extremes for Nakamura in Norway
By GM Ian Rogers   
May 16, 2013
clo,flor&fjaere_055.jpgGM Ian Rogers writes about the dreams that created Norway Chess 2013 and the extremes of our #1 rated player GM Hikaru Nakamura there so far.
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Boor & Rosen Top Chicago Chess Center Invitational
By Keith Ammann   
May 16, 2013
UNAM-CLO-1.jpgCarl Boor and Eric Rosen topped the Chicago Chess Center UNAM Invitational. See key games and find out more about the CCC, which aims to create a metropolitan chess center in Chicago.
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