Atulya Shetty, GM Yasser Seirawan and Darwin Yang (l-r)
22 Sep

2012 Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions: Clear First for Texas

By Dewain Barber Our congratulations go to Tommy He (TX) for placing clear First in the 2012 Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions. A tie for Second Place occurred between Praveen Balakrishnan (NJ) and Mika Brattain (MA).  Clear Fourth was ...

The Denker Tournament of High School Champions: Atulya Shetty (R), James Stallings (L) UTD Scholarship
20 Sep

The Denker Tournament of High School Champions: UTD Scholarship goes to Michigan Player

The U.S. Chess Trust is a proud sponsor of this tournament. The Denker Tournament of High School Champions UTD Scholarship goes to Michigan Player By Dewain Barber Congratulations go to Atulya Shetty (MI) for winning the UTD Scholarship. His draw ...

15 Sep

2012 (53rd Annual) US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

Open to all Active Duty, Reservists, Military Retirees, Cadets, Midshipmen, and ROTC who have a USCF Membership. October 6-8, 2012 A 6 Round Swiss System Chess Tournament. Free! No Entry fee. The U.S. Navy & the USCF’s Military Chess Committee ...

Conrad Holt Photo Courtesy of the Saint Louis Chess Club
12 Sep

2012 FIDE General Assembly: GM and IM Titles Awarded

The following American chess players received FIDE titles at the Sept. 7-9, 2012 FIDE General Assembly. Congratulations to the following chess players for their Grandmaster titles! Mark Arnold Conrad Holt Enrico Sevillano Here is a game from the 2012 U.S. ...

2012 Chess Olympiad Closing Ceremony GataKamsky (USA) Photo by David Llada ©
10 Sep

2012 Chess Olympiad Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 40-th Chess Olympiad which took part in Istanbul, took place on September 9 in the hall of the WOW Hotel, the place that became a warm and friendly house for many participants. It is true that such ...

Alexandra Kosteniuk 2012 Chess Olympiad Photo by David Llada ©
09 Sep

Russia and Armenia Win the 2012 Chess Olympiad In the last round of the 40th World Chess Olympiad Armenia was matched against Hungary. Levon Aronian secured a perpetual against Peter Leko, and the other games continued. After the time control Gabriel Sargissian drew the rook endgame against ...

08 Sep

World Chess Olympiad – Round 10 Report

From Chess Olympiad Official Website: The Open Section will see an exciting finish as three teams are entering the final round with equal points – China, Armenia and Russia (sorted according to tie-break score). China’s top striker Ding Liren nicely ...

08 Sep

The Chess Files

The answers are out there. By Jim Eade The Chess Olympiads (the world’s most prestigious team tournament) is going on this month in Istanbul. One of the most improbable participants is a teen aged girl from Katwe, one of the ...

Beatriz Marinello FIDE Vice President and U.S. Chess Trust Trustee at the 2012 FIDE Gerneral Assembly
07 Sep

FIDE General Assembly FIDE General Assembly is being held from 7th to 9th September at the Istanbul Polat Renaissance Hotel. On the first day the Assembly approved the new FIDE Statutes with a vast voting majority. Andrew Paulson, the founder and director ...

2012 Chess Olympiad Rd9 by David Llada ©
07 Sep

Chess Olympiad Round 9 Russia’s big advantage in the Open section melted in one day as they went down against USA, allowing three other teams to catch up on the shared first place. Alex Onischuk and Sergey Karjakin made a relatively quick draw ...

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