Lenderman Tops World Open: "For me, Chess is a Sport."

GM Aleksander Lenderman took first in a tiebreak playoff at the World Open, where eight players topped the field with 7/9. He explains his approach to chess: "I don’t ever make pre-arranged draws. That’s not how ...

US Squad Breaks Records in Cali

The US squad broke records at the Pan-American Youth, held in Cali, Colombia from June 28-July 3. Medal results included gold for Ariah Leib Shlionsky, Maya Behura, Marcus M Miyasaka and Sanjana Vittal.

Overcoming the Clock: Tatev in the Southern California Candidates

Find out how Tatev Abrahamyan overcame her clock troubles en route to winning the Candidates Tournament for the Southern California State Championship with 3.5 points out of 4. 

Happy Fourth From Benko

Celebrate Independence Day with problems composed by GM Pal Benko, including a mate in ten in the shape of an "I." 

Happy Fourth From Benko

Celebrate Independence Day with problems composed by GM Pal Benko, including a mate in ten in the shape of an "I." 

Fireworks & Fresh Faces: World Open Kicks Off

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. 

Inspired Chess in Vegas: Dreev Wins Edmondson Cup

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 Wins US Junior Girls!

Ashritha Eswaran took clear first at the 2015 US Junior Girls Championship (June 22-26) held in Tulsa, Oklahoma with 6.5/9. 

From the Vault: Chess Life Interview with GM Browne

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.

Welcome Back: Caruana Transfer Official

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.

IM and Beyond: Rosen on Lessons from Chicago Open

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. 


Featured Articles in the July 2015 Chess Life

  • Are we in a new Golden Age of American chess?
  • Spring Scholastics roundup featuring the National High School and KCF All-Girls National
  • The 2015 World Team Championship

Coming in the August 2015 Chess Life

  • Back to School with US Chess, featuring Carissa Yip writing about becoming the youngest female master
  • IM Erik Kislik on the Taimanov Sicilian
  • Jeffrey Xiong wins Chicago Open and becomes a GM-Elect
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