Category Archives: News

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.  ...

2011 U.S. Blind Championship
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 ...

Neil Falconer Tournament by Jim Eade
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 ...

Arthur Shen by Dora Leticia ©
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 ...

Young Wins U.S. Junior Championship
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 ...

IM John Donaldson
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. ...

Vladimir Kramnik
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 ...

2011 U.S. Chess Champs Semifinals, Kamsky
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 ...

Nakamura Tata Steel Chess
05 May

Nakamura, Korchnoi Headline Match Play in St. Louis

Nakamura vs. Ponomariov ST. LOUIS, May 2 — The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis will host an international chess match featuring the top players in the world. Be there to witness a living legend and one in ...

Andrew Ng
01 May

2011 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients Announced

May 1, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The 2011 Scholar-Chessplayer Award Recipients are: Chaz Daly, FL Andrew Ng, NJ Eigen Wang, NY Kevin Zhang, AZ Andrew Shvartsman, NJ Congratulations to the winners for their outstanding achievement! These annual scholarships awarded by ...

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