31 May

The Morals of Chess by Benjamin Franklin (Written In 1750)

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This is a wonderful essay written by Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin had the heart of a teacher, which is one of the reasons why he was a great leader and a visionary. Enjoy the read! THE ...

30 May

“Chess Playing Helps Reveal How Brain Works”

CHESS AND THE BRAIN: As our knowledge of the brain improves, so does our understanding of what chess can do for its development. Below, is an article that may be extremely beneficial, as it provides insights from a neurological standpoint ...

29 May

How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Tournament Play

Tips on How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Tournament Play: Your child already participates in a Chess Class and/or has a brother or sister experienced in tournament play. Your child shows an interest in participating in tournament ...

28 May

Your Contributions & Support Help Us Make a Difference

The U.S. Chess Trust helps support many chess programs & events ! Help us continue to offer these programs and resources by making your Online Donation today! Remember, making a donation is fast, easy and secure ! Just click on ...

27 May

Las Vegas International Chess Festival (June 5-8): GM Gata Kamsky to Participate in the 2008 National Open

Las Vegas International Chess Festival:  2008 National Open Championship The National Open is one of the longest running, premier open tournaments. First established in the 1960’s by Ed Edmondson, the event has been organized by Fred Gruenberg and Al Losoff ...

26 May

2008 Scholastic Service Awards

After lengthy deliberation the Scholastic Council is pleased to put forth two names for the Scholastic Service Award:  Stephen Shutt and Michael Khodarkovsky. This week we will be featuring the recipients of this prestigious award, for the individual awards and ...

25 May

58 Schools Participate in Baltimore Citywide Chess Championship

The Baltimore City Schools Chess Championships were held on Tuesday, May 20th. The championships were graciously hosted by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. The competition was intense as the quality of play continues to improve each ...

23 May

Wrap-Up Article: 2008 Frank K. Berry U.S. Championships, Yury Shulman and Anna Zatonskih win!

2008 Frank K. Berry U.S. Championships: It’s a Wrap ! GM Yury Shulman won the 2008 FKB U.S. Championship with a 7-2 score, while IM Anna Zatonskih won the 2008 FKB U.S. Women’s Championship after a long and exhausting playoff ...

22 May

Yury Shulman Wins the U.S. Championship, Anna Zatonskih Wins U.S. Women’s Championship !

Yury Shulman Wins the 2008 U.S. Championship and Anna Zatonskih Wins the 2008 U.S. Women’s Championship! Congratulations to Anna Zatonskih for winning the 2008 U.S. Women’s Championship ! This is a definite highlight in her prominent chess career ! Congratulations ...

21 May

An Exclusive Interview with Larry Kaufman by Jim Eade

An Exclusive Interview with Larry Kaufman by Jim Eade C. T. How did you learn to play chess? How old were you? L.K. My father taught me at age 7, and I had a lesson on how to do the ...

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