2015 Call for Nominations: USCF Executive Board

The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2015 for two at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board for a term of three years, expiring in 2018. Find full details and how you can apply in the announcement. 

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.

K-12 National Championships Return to Orlando

The National K-12 Chess Championships return to Orlando, Florida from December 12-14 at the spacious and beautiful facilities of the Rosen Shingle Creek.

2015 Samford Fellowship Announced

The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty ninth consecutive annual award.

Caruana Wraps up Cup; Kasparov in STL for Ultimate Moves

Fabiano Caruana won the Sinquefield Cup with a historic performance and dazzling 8.5/10 score. All six Cup competitors play in Ultimate Moves today, along with Garry Kasparov, who came to town for Rex Sinquefield's birthday! 

Labor Day Round-up Part I: From US Masters to Southern California

Find Labor Day reports from major events across the country, including the US Masters in Greensboro, NC and a report on the Southern California Open by Randy Hough.

Carissa Yip: "Anything is Possible"

10-year-old Carissa Yip defeated a Grandmaster at the New England Open and told CLO: "Anything is Possible if you try hard enough, like beating a GM." :)

Caruana Beats Them All; Sinquefield Cup Hits Halfway Point

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup, boasting the strongest field in history with six of the top-nine Grandmasters in the world, has been dominated by GM Fabiano Caruana, with an astounding 5/5 score.


Featured Articles

  • USCF's 75th Anniversary
  • Kamsky Rolls at the National Open
  • The Openings at Norway Chess
  • Chess Culture - The King of the South

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