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2014 Chessplayer-Scholar Award Winners! Chess players shown are three of the five winners: Aleksandr, Varun and Jeevan.
02 Feb

2015 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards: Now receiving applications. Deadline is March 1st, 2015.

U.S. CHESS TRUST OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2015 Contact: / NATIONAL SCHOLAR-CHESSPLAYER AWARDS – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The annual National Scholar-Chessplayer Awards Program is accepting applications from High School Juniors & Seniors. Current members of the ...

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Carlsen vs Anand, World Chess Championship Match 2014 Sochi
23 Nov

Magnus Carlsen wins the World Championship Match Magnus Carlsen won the 11th Game of the Match and secured the title with one game to spare. The final score is 6.5-4.5 in Carlsen’s favor. The eleventh game of the World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen (Norway) ...

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15 Nov

U.S. Chess Trust, New Director of Youth Programs, Joe Lux

The U.S. Chess Trust is pleased to announce that it has hired Joe Lux to be our Director of Youth Programs beginning on 1/1/2015. Joe Lux will serve as the U.S. Chess Trust Director of Youth Services, starting January 1st, ...

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Jacqueline Piatigorsky
01 Oct

2014 Annual Letter

47 YEARS “SAYING YES TO CHESS” October 2014 Dear Chess Supporter: Change is a part of all successful organizations. The U.S. Chess Trust has benefited for many years from the services of Barbara DeMaro, most recently as our Managing Director. She ...

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GM Daniel Naroditsky; Photo Courtesy D. Naroditsky
17 Sep

2015 Annual Samford Fellowship Announced

By IM John Donaldson September 12, 2014 The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty ninth consecutive annual award. The Fellowship was created by the late Frank P. Samford of Birmingham, Alabama to advance the ...

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Fabiano Caruana 2014 Sinquefield Cup Saint Louis Chess Club Copyright
08 Sep

Undefeated Caruana Wins Sinquefield Cup By Three Points

  Congratulations to Rex Sinquefield a U.S. Chess Trust Trustee for a very successful event! GM Fabiano Caruana won seven games and drew three for a stunning 8.5/10 and a large margin over the rest of the strongest-rated field in ...

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Carlsen and Anand Press Conference FIDE WCM; Photo Courtesy of FIDE.
07 Sep

FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2014

FIDE is happy to announce that both the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and the Challenger Vishy Anand have signed the World Championship Match contract and preparations are proceeding as planned. The World Championship Match will take place in Sochi, Russia ...

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Fabiano Caruana; Sinquefield Cup Round 7; Photo Courtesy Saint Louis Chess Club Copyright
04 Sep

Caruana Puts a Spell on Vachier-Lagrave to Reach 7-0

Live Coverage Link >> GM Fabiano Caruana has been perfect in Saint Louis and is now on the brink of clinching the $100,000 top prize of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup. by GM Ian Rogers “Fabulous Fabiano Caruana beat a seemingly ...

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Sinq Cup logo with space
27 Aug


“Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen returns to Saint Louis to defend his crown at the second annual Sinquefield Cup, scheduled to be held August 27 through September 7. Last year’s event was the strongest chess tournament ever held on U.S. ...

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Claudia Munoz,  Jessica Regam,  Jennifer Yu
26 Aug

A Winner’s Reflection on the 2014 National Girls Invitational

By WCM Claudia Muñoz There is simply no possible way to describe what I lived during this 2014 National Girls Invitational because of the three Co-Champions, I was the least worthy of the three to share in this national title ...

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