Category Archives: News

08 Sep

World Chess Hall of Fame: Grand Opening!

World Chess Hall of Fame 4652 Maryland Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63108 email 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. ...

08 Sep

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 ...

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 ...

17 Jul

U.S. Cadet Championships: Arthur Shen & Michael Bodek Finish At the Top!

Arthur Shen (NJ) and Michael Bodek (NY) were the top players at the U.S. Cadet Chess Championship in Crossville, TN which took place from July 11-15, 2011. Although they are both recognized as co-champions, Arthur won the tiebreak so he ...

26 Jun

“Young Clinches U.S. Junior Championship”

“Young takes the first-place prize of $3,000 and receives an invitation to the 2012 U.S. Chess Championship to take place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis on a date yet to be set.” By Ken West ...

23 Jun

John Donaldson is the New Secretary of the Samford Fellowship Committee

By Allen Kaufman June 23, 2011 Contact: Allen Kaufman (718) 544-5036 On July 1, 2011 International Master John Donaldson will become the new secretary of the Samford Fellowship Committee, replacing Allen Kaufman who has held the position since 1987. ...

09 May

FIDE Candidates Matches: Both Russians Are in Semi-Final

Monday, 09 May 2011 – Kramnik and Grischuk eliminated their opponents and will play for the ticket to the final on Thursday. In the tie-break matches of the Candidates Matches-2011 Round 1 Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk ...

08 May

FIDE Candidates Matches: Gelfand and Kamsky Are in Semi-Final

Sunday, 08 May 2011 Other two semi finalist will be known after tie break. After regular four games in FIDE Candidates Matches for the world championship Boris Gelfand and Gata Kamsky have qualified for the semi-final, while their opponents GM ...

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