IM Marc Arnold, Photo Courtesy Saint Louis Chess Club
31 Jul

In Conversation with IM Marc Arnold by FIDE VP Beatriz Marinello

  Beatriz Marinello:  It has been an amazing summer for you! Congratulations on winning the US Junior Invitational for the second time and earning a Grandmaster norm at the World Open in Philadelphia. You are only 19 years old.  What ...

2012 Pan-American Youth, Photo Credit Joanne Lim
31 Jul

2012 Pan-American Youth Championship: Talented US Juniors take home 10 Medals!

by Aviv Friedman The 2012 Pan-American Youth Championship has concluded and the United States has ended second on the country prize list. U.S. players took home a total of 6 Gold medals — including a perfect score in girls under ...

Claudia Munoz at 2011 North American Youth, Photo Credit Dora Leticia ©
29 Jul

2012 Pan American Youth: Top U.S. Juniors battle it out in Lima, Peru!

by Aviv Friedman 30 of the US’s most talented and promising juniors, along with 4 coaches, and many parents and family members, are taking part in the 23rd Pan American Youth chess competition. The event, held in Lima, Peru, between the ...

29 Jul

Strong Field Shaping Up for Both the 2012 Denker and Barber

By Dewain Barber The 2012 Denker Tournament of High School Champions will field the highest average top five since it was first played in 1985. The average rating of this group of players is 2406. The Barber Tournament of K-8 ...

2011 North American Youth: Michael Bodek by Dora Leticia ©
26 Jul

2012 US Cadet Championship Ends with Four Co-Champions!

The Maryland Chess Association hosted the 2012 US Cadet Championship from July 21-23 at the Rockville Hilton. The Cadet is an invitational round robin tournament for the top USA players under 16. The tournament ended with four players tied for ...

23 Jul

2012 U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Junior Open Results

This year the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Junior Open were part of the Summer Chess Festival which was held in Houston, Texas. The Summer Chess Festival also included the Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open as well as a simul by GM ...

International Master Marc Arnold, 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, Photo Courtesy
16 Jul

Arnold wins 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

By Mike Wilmering July 16, 2012 SAINT LOUIS (July 16, 2012) – In the closing ceremony last night, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned International Master Marc Arnold, 19, of New York City, the 2012 ...

Nakamura Tata Steel Chess
15 Jul

2012 World Chess Olympiad: USA Team

2012 World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey will take place from August 27th – Sept. 10 2012. The World Chess Olympiad is a biennial event organized by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that pits countries from all over the world ...

The players for the U.S. Junior Championship pose in front of the World Chess Hall of Fame before the opening ceremony. Photo courtesy
11 Jul

U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins Today

SAINT LOUIS (July 11, 2012) — Round 1 of the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship begins today in Saint Louis, and the marquee match-up pits GM-elect conrad Holt against IM Darwin Yang, who recently secured his second GM norm last ...

10 Jul

40th Annual World Open Results

GM Ivan Sokolov becomes the 2012 World Open Champion 40th Annual World Open / July 2-8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA QUOTE FROM OFFICIAL SITE: “GMs Ivan Sokolov and Alex Shabalov finished at the top of the Open Section standings, both finishing ...

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