President's Report From Tromso

USCF President Ruth Haring reports on the FIDE Congress, which took place in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.

Ricardo DeGuzman Tops The Field In The Valley

Ricardo DeGuzman’s long trek to the Central Valley proved to be a trip well timed.  The Bay Area  IM scored 4.5/5 rounds in the 5th Central California Open, August 15-17th for $1400.

Azarov Wins in Washington, Sevian Nabs Final Norm

GM Sergei Azarov won the Washington International while Sam Sevian earned his final GM norm. Just added: Annotations by Sevian! FM Kesav Viswanadha also earned an IM norm. 

Bookstore Bids Open for National Scholastics

The US Chess Federation is soliciting Bookstore bids for the National K-12 Grades, the National High School, the National Junior High & the National Elementary. Find full details in the announcement.

The Captain’s Report: Donaldson on the Last Round in Tromso

IM John Donaldson reports on a tight loss for the US in the final round of the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. Bright spots: GM Sam Shankland earned the individual gold medal while the women swept Argentina.

Hoffman & Rohde on Impressions from the Olympiad

USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman & Sophia Rohde write about impressions from the FIDE Congress on Tromso. Pictured is Puerto Rican Women’s Champion Natasha Morales Santos.

Brown & Guadalupe Report from FIDE Congress

FIDE Zonal President Franc Guadalupe and the Councilor for FIDE Qualification Commission, Walter Brown report on the FIDE Congress held in conjunction with the Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.

Sevian Leads Washington International

The 3rd Washington International is well underway with a record number of attendees. IM Samuel Sevian leads with 3.5/4 and a 2718 performance rating.

USCF President Ruth Haring Reports in Orlando

USCF President Ruth Haring's report to the delegates in Orlando is now available for all USCF members. Haring focuses on membership trends, including the growth in female membership.

Captain's Report: Donaldson on the Olympiad

IM John Donaldson updates CLO readers on the Olympiad after seven rounds and an important victory over Uzbekistan.

FIDE Congress Underway in Tromso

Experts in every area of chess are gathered in Tromso, Norway, for the FIDE Congress, which started on August 5 and will conclude on August 15, 2014.

Rest and Run: Team USA Victorious in Round 6

After a rest day at the Olympiad, American teams had a strong round winning vs. Paraguay and Estonia 3-1. GM Shankland and WGM Foisor retain perfect individual records.

2014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in History

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-ten Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Levon Aronian Headlines Metropolitan Chess Camp

World #2 Levon Aronian headlined as the lead instructor for the 2014 Metropolitan & ACA Summer Chess Camp, held in Glendale, California from July 9th-13th. One student said, "It was a little surreal when he would present games against the ...

GM Conrad Holt Wins US Open Title

GM Conrad Holt won the US Open in a tiebreak playoff [VIDEO JUST ADDED] against IM Michael Mulyar, to take the trophy and the US Championship spot. Also tied were GMs Shabalov, Nyzhnyk, Margvelashvili and Jiminez.


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