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The Chess Party Begins in Indiana
By Jennifer Shahade   
August 1, 2009
The 9-day schedule of the U.S. Open, The Denker tournament of high school champions and the World Chess Live tournament of College Champions all begin today in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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U.S. Chess School Comes to the Marshall: Part II
By Elizabeth Vicary   
July 31, 2009
Part II of E. Vicary's article on the U.S. Chess School gives readers a glimpse into the chess training including Greg Shahade's analysis of students' games and Onischuk's lesson on closed positions.
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Yang Dai Sweeps in Texas!
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 31, 2009
Yang Dai of Virginia swept the Susan Polgar National Invitational at Texas Tech with a perfect 6-0 score! Check  out the winners list, including info on Jamison's scholarship and the Ursala Foster Awards.
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Nakamura Chess960 World Champ!
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 31, 2009
U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura is now a World Champion too- in chess 960! Nakamura demolished Aronian in the finals with three straight wins!
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Josh Blogs From Brazil
By GM Josh Friedel   
July 30, 2009
GM Josh Friedel writes about ups, downs and a round-time fiasco at the Continental Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shabalov and Ehlvest are leading the American pack so far with 5/6.
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GM Joel on Judging a Sacrifice
By GM Joel Benjamin   
July 30, 2009
A diligent Chess Life Magazine reader asks GM Joel a question about analyzing a sacrifice from one of our top juniors games. Ask Joel a question on anything from openings to endgames at askgmjoel@uschess.org.
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Nakamura to Face Aronian in Chess960 Final
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 29, 2009
U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura will face Levon Aronian in the Chess960 final in Mainz, Germany. Update: Nakamura wins final vs. Aronian!
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Yang Dai 4-0 with a round to go in Texas
By none   
July 29, 2009
Yang Dai won against defending champ Courtney Jamison and stands with 4/4 with two rounds to go at the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls at Texas Tech.  See round 5 pairings.
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Howard Stern Auction Benefits Heisman Charity
July 29, 2009
An ebay auction offers a trip to the Howard Stern Show to the highest bidder. All proceeds will go to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund, which is hosting an action tournament Sunday, August 2.
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U.S. Chess School Comes to the Marshall
By Elizabeth Vicary   
July 27, 2009
Elizabeth Vicary profiles the 12 participants at the 9th U.S. Chess School held at the Marshall Chess Club in New York.  Alexander Onischuk was the coach of the youngest and largest group yet.
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2009 U.S. Open Chess in Education Workshop
By John P. Buky   
July 27, 2009
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) Chess in Education workshop is open for registration.
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60 Girls Arrive in Texas to Vie for National Title
July 27, 2009
60 girls vie for a national title at the 6th Susan Polgar National Invitational. Updated with round four pairings. Dai Yang, former champ Courtney Jamison and Samyukta Bhat lead with 3/3.
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Continental Kicks Off in Brazil
July 26, 2009
GMs  Friedel, Bhat, Shabalov, Kudrin and Ivanov  have arrived safely for the Continental Championships in Sao Paulo Brazil (July 25-August 2), aiming to lay claim to one of six qualifying spots into the 2009 World Cup
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Jean on Gary’s Adventures in Chess Country
By Jean Hoffman   
July 24, 2009
Jean Hoffman of 9queens reviews Gary's Adventures in Chess Country, a beginner's chess book from Mongoose Press with innovative illustrations.
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Jesse Wins Futurity; Dean Wins 1st FIDE Event
By Dean Ippolito/Jesse Kraai   
July 24, 2009
GM Jesse Kraai annotates a game from the 3rd NJ Futurity (July 7-10) held at the Dean of Chess Academy while Dean Ippolito won the Transnet FIDE Invitational held right after, designed to give players a chance to earn FIDE ratings.
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Pacific Coast Open Draws Big Summer Crowd
By Jerry Hanken   
July 23, 2009
GM Melikset Khachiyan won the Pacific Open a clear point ahead of the field with 5.5/6. Melik, also a professional coach, annotates two of his wins while Hanken reports on disputes and youngsters.
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