Jennifer Yu Earns Gold in Durban

Congrats to gold medalist Jennifer Yu, who won the Under 12 Girls section at the World Youth in Durban, South Africa with 10/11. Look for details on Jennifer and our other medals winners in coach GM Ben Finegold's final blog tonight. 

Birthdays at the World Youth

GM Ben Finegold updates us on the World Youth in Durban, South Africa, including annotated games, medal chances and birthday parties. 

Becerra Triumphs In Southern Open

GM Julio Becerra won the 22nd edition of the Southern Open, held September 19-21 in Orlando. Find key games in the full story. 

Medal Hunt Intensifies in Durban, South Africa

Six rounds into the 2014 World Youth in Durban, South Africa, and several US players are in the hunt for medals, including Jennifer Yu (5.5/6) and Aksithi Eswaran (5.5/6). GM Ben Finegold reports.

Request for Proposals: USCF Website Revisions

The USCF is seeking bidders for Phase 1 of its USCF Website Revision project. Proposals are due by October 15. Find full details in the pdf. 

USA Wins Bronze Medal at 25th NATO Chess Championship

USA’s Military Chess Team placed 3rd at the 25th NATO Chess Championship from 8 to 12 September 2014 in Quebec City, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Find photos and key games.

World Youth Underway in South Africa

GM Ben Finegold gives a rundown of the conditions and atmosphere at the World Youth underway in Durban, South Africa. He also annotates a beautiful game played in round 2 by Rayan Taghizadeh (Open Under 12).

The World's Best Descend on Bilbao

GM Ian Rogers covers the Masters Final and the European Club Cup in Bilbao, annotating games by former World Champ/current challenger Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana (still in a roll) and GM Hou Yifan.

The September Check is in the Mail

As the Senior's Event is underway on a cruise ship, Alex Dunne covers the ICCF Veterans event, showcasing "The Game of the Month" between Peter Dessaules & Karel Glaser.

Team USA Heads to South Africa for World Youth

A 70-player US delegation travels to the 2014 World Youth Chess Champs in Durban, South Africa from Sept. 19th–30th. Coach GM Ben Finegold told CLO: "I arrived 3 days early, and I can tell it will be the best ...

Chess Life Editor To Run a Marathon for the USCF

Daniel Lucas, the Director of Publications and the editor of Chess Life magazine is running the 2014 New York City Marathon, and raising money for the USCF along the way via a crowdrise fundraiser.

US Senior Open Cruises On

Thirty four players, including six-time US Champ GM Walter Browne will compete for the title of U.S. Senior Open Champion aboard the amazing Allure of the Seas.

State Champs from New York to Iowa

In our 2nd Labor Day round-up we go from New York, where US Champ Gata Kamsky also became State Champ, to Iowa. Just added: New Jersey, where GMs Benjamin, Stripunsky & Kudrin tied for first.  

Fight Night – Carlsen v Caruana, the Live Blog

GM Ian Rogers narrates one of the most dramatic battles in the Sinquefield Cup, Caruana vs. Carlsen, with music and analysis.


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Coming in the October issue: Annie Wang, the youngest female master ever, wins the Girls Under 18 section of the North American Youth Chess Championship. Also, GM Ilya Smirin annotates one of his games from his World Open win and FM Alisa Melikhina writes about the c3 Sicilian