The Washington International returns to Rockville, MD from Aug. 6 -11 concurrent with the Razuvaev Memorial featuring four top women players vs. four GMs including GMs Kosteniuk and Gulko.
Our #1 rated player Hikaru Nakamura and the reigning US Champ, Gata Kamsky are playing in the FIDE Grand Prix in Greece. Round one brought good and bad news for American fans.
This month's check is in the mail by Alex Dunne features an annotated game by Kenneth Holroyd, our newest International Correspondence Chess Master.
CLO editor Jen Shahade talks about some highlights of her trip to Saint Louis for the US Chess Champs, including the Ramirez-Kamsky final, visiting the ICA school and commentary with GMs Ashley and Seirawan.
Hikaru Nakamura, the #1 rated player in the US, had a fine performance at Norway Chess, tying for second with Carlsen, a half point behind tournament winner Karjakin.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced the winners of the chess tournament that took place today between Cook County jail detainees and Russian inmates. After the second round was complete the Russian inmates won 8 matches and ...
GM Ian Rogers writes about the dreams that created Norway Chess 2013 and the extremes of our #1 rated player GM Hikaru Nakamura there so far.
USCF bookstore bids are now open for the US Open in Madison, WI, the K-12 Grade Championship in Orlando, FL and 2014 National Scholastics.
The 2013 U.S. Championship went extra innings today in a gripping tiebreak final. After splitting a pair of rapid games, GM Gata Kamsky won $30,000 and his fourth title in an Armageddon game against GM Alejandro Ramirez, who was seeking his ...
IM Irina Krush defended her U.S. Women’s Championship title today. Her draw with WGM Camilla Baginskaite made her score 8/9 and put the tournament out of reach for IM Anna Zatonskih
The USCF Executive Board has approved two changes to the USCF Ratings System! They will go into effect with tournaments ending Saturday 18 May 2013. Find full details.
On Thursday, May 9, 2013 the USCF Executive Board accepted a letter of resignation from Executive Director, Bill Hall. Bill is leaving the organization for personal reasons, and we wish him every success in his future endeavors.