The 2009 U.S. Championship Contenders
April 7, 2009
The list of players for the 2009 U.S. Championship (Saint Louis, May 7-17) is complete. Confirmed participants include Kamsky,  Nakamura, Onischuk and young talents Robson and Hess.
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Wall Street Brings Chess to Main Street
By AL Lawrence   
March 31, 2009
20070801_sinquefield_rexthumb.jpgFind out more about investment guru Rex Sinquefield, whose passion for chess brings a showcase club and the 2009 U.S. Championships to Saint Louis. The article also includes games from the Mid-America Open and annotations by GM Ramirez.
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Watch Entries From the SuperNationals Video Challenge
By Jerry Nash   
March 30, 2009
alexscloslide.jpgCheck out videos from the SuperNationals video challenge, hosted on USCF's vimeo page. All submissions will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a free chess lesson with  Women’s World Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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Take a Tour of the Opryland
By Jerry Nash   
March 30, 2009
Oprylandview.jpgSuperNationals participants, parents and coaches: Be sure to check out this introductory video so that you don't get lost in the enormous Opryland Hotel during the SuperNationals! 
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Hilton on Ohio States, SuperNationals and Beyond
By Jonathan Hilton   
March 30, 2009
JMichaelcloslide.jpgJonathan Hilton recounts his experience in the Ohio High School Champs and looks forward to the SuperNationals and beyond. The article includes annotations by Hilton and the champ, Michael Vilenchuk.
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Be a USCF Benefactor!
By USCF   
March 30, 2009
Help promote American chess by becoming a USCF Benefactor Member.  Benefactor Membership includes Life Membership, a special membership card, and recognition on a benefactor page of our website and periodically in Chess Life.
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Kosteniuk Simuls: From New York to Nashville
By Jennifer Shahade   
March 30, 2009
Kostyslide2.jpgOn March 21, Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk gave a U.S. Chess Trust fundraising simul in New York City. Check out games, photos and thoughts from the event and get ready for two Kosteniuk simuls in Nashville!
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The Final Four for the Last Spot in St.Louis
March 29, 2009
It's down to the Final Four of the State Champions of Champions. Battling for the last spot in the U.S. Championship are Ron Simpson of North Carolina, Mackenzie Molner of New Jersey and Sam Shankland and John Bryant of California.
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Further Details on USCF Call for USCF Sales Vendor Bids
By Bill Hall   
March 28, 2009
stacksli.jpgThe bidding deadline for USCF sales is now set for Saturday, April 4, 2009. Click for more details from executive director Bill Hall.
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Twitter Test
By Jennifer Shahade   
March 28, 2009

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Silhouette Contest
By Betsy Dynako   
March 27, 2009
Betsycontestslide.jpgThis contest requires you to identify the silhouettes of top American players. The first six perfect answers will get one-year WCL memberships and the first perfect answer gets a bonus: a choice between Dvoretsky and Aagaard books.
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The Last Spot in Saint Louis
March 26, 2009
kudrinlead.jpgThe winner of the State Champion of Champions event (March 28-April 5, Internet Chess Club) gets a ticket to the U.S. Championship (May 7-17.) Tune in live to watch players such as Kudrin and Shankland fight for the last spot in Saint Louis.
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Aronian Takes Amber; Kamsky Ties for First in Rapid
March 26, 2009
Gataslidemacauley.jpgGM Levon Aronian took clear first in the Amber Chess Tournament (Nice, France, March 14-26). American contestant Kamsky tied for first in the rapids but finished in the middle of the pack in the overall standings and at the bottom in blindfold.
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Call for Bids for USCF Sales
By Bill Hall   
March 25, 2009
stacksli.jpgThe USCF is now accepting bids for vendor agreements for USCF Sales. Anyone interested in submitting a bid must contact the Executive Director Bill Hall at bhall@uschess.org by 5:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2009.
 
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Report to the USCF Membership Regarding Current Litigation
By Bill Hall   
March 25, 2009
Executive Director Bill Hall updates members on six lawsuits that the USCF is currently involved in.
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Kamsky and Topalov Trade Thrills
March 25, 2009
The Kamsky-Topalov grudge match in the Amber Chess Tournament 2009 ended in two decisive results: Topalov won the blindfold game and Kamsky got his revenge in the rapids, which is now leads with Aronian.
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