25 Aug

Question of the Month: Is There Such A Thing As A Chess Player’s High?

Video/Frames Courtesy of: Macauley Peterson We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high”, which occurs when endorphins are activated by strenuous exercise. Does something similar happen to chess players? My friends and I have all reported feeling the “itch” to play.  ...

22 Aug

U.S. Blind Championships: Dan Steininger Earns U.S. Blind Title, Saulo Torres Wins Tournament

The U.S. Blind Championships were held in Pittsburgh from August 19-20. 2011. Saulo Torres earned a perfect score and won $600, but was ineligible for the title because he is from Colombia. The U.S. Blind Championship title went to Dan ...

02 Aug

The Neil Falconer Blitz Tournament

The Neil Falconer Blitz Tournament was held on Sunday, July 31st at the Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco. The U.S. Chess Trust and the Mechanics’ Institute were co-sponsors of the event. Mr. Falconer has been a more than generous donor ...

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