The August Check is in the Mail

In this month's column, Alex Dunne covers the US ICCF Olympic team of Jon Ostriker, Carl Siefring, Ken Reinhart, Dan Perry, Tom Biedermann, and Tony Kain.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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