National Junior High Champs Begin in Louisville

The National Junior High School Championships are underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Top seeds include David Peng in the K-9 and Marcus Miyasaka and Maggie Feng in the K-8.

Inaugural Grand Chess Tour Unveiled in Saint Louis

There is a new, gold standard for international chess competition, providing more opportunities for the world's best chess players to compete on a grand stage.

Pan-Am & North American Youth Registration Details

The registration deadline for the 2015 North American Youth is April 28th, 2 PM CST and the registration deadline for the 2015 Pan American Youth is May 11th, 2 PM CST. Contact Jerry Nash for further information.

Eric Rosen on Final IM Norm: Keys to Success

Eric Rosen details his final IM norm performance at the Philadelphia Open, including tips for quick improvement. He also covers the tournament's show stealer, 5-year-old Rachael Li, who scored 5.5/7 in the Under 1100 section.

Bruce Alberston Memorial Chess Tournament

At 10:30 am on April 25, The Lehigh Valley Chess Association hosts the 1st Bruce Alberston Memorial Chess Tournament at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Captain's Report: IM Donaldson on the World Team

IM John Donaldson reports on the 2015 World Team Championship, underway now in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. 

Lampman & Behura Among Winners at Record All-Girls in Chicago

The record-breaking All-Girls Nationals ended with Becca Lampman winning the Under 18 section on tiebreak. Catalania Foothills won the team division while Maya Behura (pictured) swept the Under 8 section.

World Team Championships Underway in China and Armenia

The World Team Championship (Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, April 18-29, 2015) and World Women's Team Championship (Chengdu, April 18-29) are both underway. 

Kostya On Chess: Learning to Love the Open Sicilian

Kostya Kavutskiy explores his complicated history of meeting the Open Sicilian and how he came to write a book on taking it head on with 3.d4.

Battle of Legends: Autographs & Simuls

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center is ecstatic to bring together the 13th World Chess Champion Kasparov and famed English GM Nigel Short for a two-day exhibition match at the end of April, as the first installment of its Battle ...

Nakamura & Krush are the New U.S. Champions!

GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Irina Krush won the 2015 US Chess Championships and US Women's. At the closing ceremony, Jean Hoffman of the USCF announced that the 2016 events would also be in America's chess capital.


National JHS Championships

April 24-26, Louisville KY. Pairings and Results available here.

US Championships

GM Hikaru Nakamura is the 2015 US Champion and GM Irina Krush is the 2015 US Women's Champion. The event concluded on April 12th at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.
For full coverage of the event, see

Featured Articles in the April Chess Life

  • Career Crossroads
  • The Thoresen Chess Engines Competition
  • Nakamura at Gibraltar; So at Tata Steel

Coming in the May 2015 issue of Chess Life:
  • US Amateur Teams Round Up
  • Nakamura Wins Zurich
  • 2013 Absolute Correspondence Championship
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Congratulations to 2015 US Champion Hikaru Nakamura and 2015 Women's Champion Irina Krush!
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