Hikaru Nakamura is having a spectacular result so far at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. After just six rounds, he has four wins including victories over World Champ Anand, Kramnik, Karjakin & Caruana.
For the first time ever, World Championship challenger GM Magnus Carlsen will play a high-profile tournament in the United States, the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis.
After three rounds of the US Junior Closed at the Saint Louis Chess Club, Luke Harmon-Vellotti stands in first place with 2.5/3. Find games and details in the full report and watch live games and commentary at uschesschamps.com.
Check out pairings for the first round of the US Junior Championship. Participants include recent US Championship competitors Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Sarah Chiang.
GM Hikaru Nakamura won the Tal Memorial blitz tournament in Moscow. He also just signed a sponsorship deal with Silence Therapeutics, a biotechnology company.
Read about Dan Heisman's annual Holly Heisman Memorial tournament in Philadelphia. This is an online edition of a regular Chess Life Magazine feature on travel and chess, Knight's Tour.
Check out video interviews with all six co-winners at the National Open in Las Vegas (June 7-9). Wesley So took the first place title and Edmondson Cup on tiebreak.
Ballots are currently in the mail to USCF voting members. They are scheduled to be received between June 17-20, and must be returned in time to be counted on July 23. Full details in the CLO post.
The FIDE International Organizers Seminar was held from May 28-May 30 in conjunction with the US Senior & FIDE Social Action Chess Commission meeting. Find details in the PR.
The US Open is coming up soon in Madison, WI, as well as the Denker, Barber and Girls Invitational. Check out details on a new prize for "Mixed Doubles" entrants. Inspiration for your team are US Champ Kamsky ...
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The desired start date for this full-time position with benefits is between September and December 2013.