National Junior High Begins in Atlanta

The National Junior High Champs begin this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Bug and blitz results are in while the Main Event begins Friday. Todd Andrews reports from the scene.

Li, Chor Headline 2014 ChessKid Online Championship

The field of 30 players is now set for the 2014 ChessKid.com Online National Championship. Set to take place June 6th through 8th. Star players include 12-year-old Ruifeng Li and 8-year-old Kevin Chor (pictured).

Timur Gareev Wins in Reno

A couple weeks before the US Championship, GM Timur Gareev took a cue from reigning GM Gata Kamsky in the East Coast and took clear first at a strong Far West Open in Reno, Nevada.

World Chess Hall of Fame Inductions Set for May 7

Four exceptional chess players will take their places in history when two are inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame and two into U.S. Chess Hall of Fame during a ceremony on May 7, 2014. 

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.” 

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.

 

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