Category Archives: News

Awonder Liang, Photo Andrea Rosen
26 Nov
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Americans Shine at the 2011 World Youth Championship

The U.S. Chess Trust Continues Support of the World Youth Chess Championship with $10,000 Contribution to the U.S. Chess Federation in support of U.S. Players participating in the event. The US Chess Trust committed $10,000 to help offset the cost ...

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USCT President Jim Eade and Al Lawrence
17 Nov
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2011 U.S. Chess Trust Annual Letter

2011 U.S. Chess Trust Annual Letter Dear Chess Supporter: We need your help to continue our many worthwhile programs. Our scholarships and programs are supported by charitable donations and the Trust does not receive any grants nor government funding. The ...

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2011 Samford Fellow, Alex Lenderman - Photo by Dora Leticia
08 Nov
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2012 Samford Fellowship Call for Entries – Deadline January 15, 2012

The U.S. Chess Trust is a proud supporter of the Samford Fellowship Award. This year, The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marked its twenty-sixth annual award, and selected Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman of Brooklyn, New York, as its 2011 fellow. ...

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GM Boris Gulko
31 Oct
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Interview with 2011 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inductee, GM Boris Gulko by WIM Beatriz Marinello

The following interview was prepared by U.S. Chess Trust Trustee, FIDE Vice President and Former US Chess Federation President, WIM Beatriz Marinello.  We thank GM Boris Gulko for the opportunity to interview him. WIM Beatriz Marinello: How do you feel ...

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Larry C Morris NYTimes at the Manhattan Chess Club in 1971, a crowd gathered around a speed match between Bobby Fischer (left) and Andrew Soltis
18 Sep
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GM Andrew (Andy) Soltis Interview by Jim Eade (Chess Trust)

“I don’t know when I was hooked, or why for that matter. Maybe it was for the reason Botvinnik gave: Some people like to think and chess is the best way to satisfy the urge.” – GM Andy Soltis Jim ...

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World’s First Women’s Chess Champion Vera Menchik
09 Sep
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2011 World Chess Hall of Fame Inductee: World’s First Women’s Chess Champion Vera Menchik

New! 2011 World Chess Hall of Fame Inductee (1906-1944) World – Inducted 2011 The world’s first women’s chess champion, Vera Menchik was born in Russia in 1906, learned chess at age 9, and moved to England as a teenager in ...

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GM Andrew (Andy) Soltis
09 Sep
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2011 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inductees: GM Boris Gulko and GM Andrew (Andy) Soltis

New! 2011 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inductees (1947-Present) United States – Inducted 2011 Though a skilled chess player, Andy Soltis made his true mark on the chess world as an author. Born in Hazleton, Penn., he became an international ...

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World Chess Hall of Fame
08 Sep
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World Chess Hall of Fame: Grand Opening!

World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63108 email info@worldchesshof.org tel 314-367-WCHF (9243) The World Chess Hall of Fame has moved from Miami, FL to Saint Louis, MO. The Grand Opening for the public is Sept. ...

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Tom Friedman, Untitled, 2005
08 Sep
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Out of the Box: Artists Play Chess

Current Exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame (September 9, 2011 – February 12, 2012) Chess and art have shared a close relationship virtually since the invention of the game. Throughout the long and rich history of chess, the ...

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Ivanov3
25 Aug
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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.  ...

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