The 2015 World Open is underway in Arlington, VA, with a large roster of star players and fresh faces. Jamaal Abdul-Alim updates us from the scene.
GM Aleksey Dreev took the National Open title on tiebreak over GMs Gata Kamsky, Axel Bachmann and Illia Nyzhnyk. Vanessa West reports on why Vegas creates such inspired chess.
Ashritha Eswaran took clear first at the 2015 US Junior Girls Championship (June 22-26) held in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 6.5/9.
Today we released the full interview with GM Walter Browne (1949-2015) by Macauley Peterson from the December 2014 issue of Chess Life. Browne talks about Bobby Fischer, his own playing style and the game he invented.
We are excited to announce that Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana's transfer to the US Chess Federation was approved by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs, or FIDE, on June 26, 2015.
The US Chess Federation regrets to report that six-time US Chess Champion Grandmaster Walter Browne died in Las Vegas in his sleep at the age of 66.
Agata Bykovtsev & Sarah Chiang lead the US Junior Girls Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma after five rounds with 3.5 each. See key games, crosstable and a profile of organizer Frank Berry.
IM Eric Rosen reflects on a strong result in the Chicago Open, the outstanding performance by Jeffrey Xiong, and offers some more lessons on high tournament performance.
NM Annie Wang leads the US Junior Girls Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 3/3. See key games and standings and follow live games on Monroi at 10 AM and 4 PM CST.
The 2015 US Junior Girls Invitational Chess Tournament is underway in Tulsa from June 22-26. The star-studded field boasts eight National Masters, including Carissa Yip, who recently broke the record for the youngest National Master in US history.