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. 

Turnout Breaks Records at 2015 All-Girls Nationals

The 2015 All-Girls Nationals in Chicago kicked off with a record 360+ registered players, building on the momentum from last week's record-breaking National High School Championships. 

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 ...

2015 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners Announced

The US Chess Trust is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Chess-Scholar Player Award: Jackson Chen, Rachel Gologorsky, Simone Liao, Akshay Malhotra & Darwin Yang.

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.

Quest to Columbus: IM Chandra Wins High School Championship

IM Akshat Chandra won clear first at the record-breaking National High School Championship in Columbus, Ohio (April 10-12) with 6.5/7.  Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California won top team honors. 

Congrats to GMs Krush and Nakamura

Congrats to GM Hikaru Nakamura and GM Irina Krush for winning the US Championships and US Women's Chess Championships in Saint Louis!

Record Breaking National High School Champs Underway

A strong and record-breaking High School Championships are underway in Columbus, Ohio. Kesav Viswanadha leads the Open section, while top seed Akshat Chandra is a half point behind, along with another nine players.

National High School Championships Kick Off with Blitz & Bug

The National High School Championships kicks off this weekend. The event promises to be tough, with IM Akshat Chandra of "Quest to GM" tying for first with Christopher Wu in tonight's blitz tournament.

Spring 2015 Buying Guide now available from USCF Sales!

The USCF Sales Spring 2015 Buying Guide is now available! This 32-page catalog showcases the newest and most popular items available at USCF Sales.

USCF Job Opening:Social Media / Chess Life Online Assistant

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is accepting applications for the position of Social Media / Chess Life Online Assistant. Applications for this part-time job (15 hours/week) are due by May 1, 2015.

2015 U.S. Championships to Showcase Rising World Strength

Check out the updated fields for the US Chess Championships and US Women's, set for March 31-April 13 in Saint Louis. Competitors included defending champ Kamsky and World top ten GMs Nakamura and So.


All-Girls National Championships

April 17-19, Chicago IL. 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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