28 Oct

48th World Junior Championship (Oct. 21-Nov.4)

The 48th World Junior Championship is going on now in Puerto Madryn, Argentina! This is a very prestigious event that gathers the top junior players in the world! Most countries send only their National Champions to represent them in this ...

26 Oct

"Developing Chess Talent – Chess and Autism"

GM Artur Yusupov training young talents in Apeldoorn (photo book cover by Fred Lucas) Chess and Autism Excerpt from ‘Developing Chess Talent’ by Karel and IM Merijn van Delft Chess is a suitable sport for many children and adults with ...

25 Oct

Ray Robson: Newest American Grandmaster!

Photo by Beatriz Marinello Ray Robson is the newest American Grandmaster elect!  Robson earned his 3rd GM norm at the age of  14 years 11 months and 16 days old. He recently won the Panamerican Junior Championship securing the norm, ...

13 Oct

Zatonskih Clinches U.S. Women's Championship

Photos Courtesy of Betsy Dynako Zatonskih Wins U.S. Women’s Championship! Congratulations Anna Zatonskih! (See results below) 1st Place – Anna Zatonskih 2nd Place – Camilla Baginskaite 3rd Place – Alisa Melekhina 4th Place – Irina Krush 5th Place – Tatev ...

12 Oct

"Oral Ambassador of Chess", Jerry Hanken, Passes Away

Rest in Peace – Jerry Hanken (1934-2009) Jerry Hanken, chess journalist, promoter and Life Master, passed away on October 1st, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 74.  He leaves behind a saddened chess community.  Jerry was an Original ...

01 Oct

Chess Championship Helps Unite the Community

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Slay and Associates Jack Naudi, (636) 751-4965 CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP HELPS UNITE THE COMMUNITY ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2009 — Sure, there will plenty of great chess at the 2009 ...

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