Fabiano Caruana Leads in Khanty-Mansisyk

Fabiano Caruana, who recently announced his move back to play for the United States, is leading the Grand Prix in Khanty Mansisyk while Hikaru Nakamura now has a plus score after beating MVL in round 7.

Shabalov and Lenderman Lead in Uruguay!

GMs Shabalov and Lenderman lead at the Continental Championships currently underway in Montevideo, Uruguay. USCF Events Director Franc Guadalupe reports.

Denker, Barber and Girls Fields Shaping Up

The Denker tournament of high school champions, the Barber K-8 and the National Girls Invitational will all take place from August 1-4 in conjunction with the US Open in Phoenix. State chess officials should email their nominees for these events ...

Irina Krush on Elementary Nationals: Study the Endgame!

GM Irina Krush provides a photo gallery from the Elementary Nationals, gives us endgame lessons and profiles some of the winners, including Rithik Polavaram in the K-3 and Tan Nguyen in the K-5.

Fabiano Caruana to Join U.S. Chess Federation

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) today announced that Fabiano Caruana has initiated the application process to change chess federations and to play for the United States.

2015 May UTB GM-norm and IM-norm Tournaments

The University of Texas at Brownsville Chess Program is organizing GM and IM norm tournament from May 13th to 18th. Find full details in the press release.

USCF Recognizes Joan Dubois's 45th Anniversary

The USCF celebrated Joan DuBois's 45 anniversary working for the organization with a luncheon attended by Executive Director Jean Hoffman and President Ruth Haring.

Chicago’s Scholastic Champions Recognized by Mayor

On April 15, 2015 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council recognized Chicago's top finishers at the 6th Annual Greater Chicago K-12 Championship as City Champions.

Results are in at Elementary Nationals

Results are in at the 2015 National Elementary Champs, held from May 8-10 in Nashville. Big winners include Andrew Zhang Hong in the K-6 and Rithik Sai Polavaram in the K-3. Browse full results and look for GM Krush's wrap-up.

Acrobats & Pandas: Alisa's World Team Photo Tour

FM Alisa Melekhina's photo report from the Women's World Team Championship in Chengdu, China also shows off some of the most exciting games from the US squad in the second half of the event.

GM Irina Krush on a Walk Through the Elementary Nationals

GM Irina Krush gives her impressions midway through the Elementary Nationals underway in Nashville, TN, including a photo gallery from round two, and snippets from her simultaneous exhibition.

Players Qualify for 2015 World Youth

The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce that 194 players have qualified by rating to participate in the 2015 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Halkidiki, Greece, from October 24 - November 5.

2015 National Elementary Chess Champs Kicks Off Thursday

The last of this year's USCF Spring Scholastics, the National Elementary, starts on Thursday in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland. GM Krush is the guest of honor.


Featured Articles in the May 2015 Chess Life

  • US Amateur Teams Roundup
  • Nakamura wins Zurich
  • 2013 Absolute Correspondence Championship

Coming in the June 2015 Chess Life:
  • Nakamura wins U.S. Championship; Krush wins U.S. Women's Championship
  • Webster University Wins Final Four of College Chess
  • The Inaugural Hawaii Chess Festival
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