Category Archives: News

15 Apr

2011 Samford Fellowship Won by Alex Lenderman!

Congratulations Alex! Contact: Allen Kaufman (718) 544-5036 The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-sixth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman of Brooklyn, New York, as its 2011 fellow. The Samford is the richest and most ...

06 Apr

Success for Texas Tech University At The Final Four!

2011 College Chess Final Four The U.S. Chess Trust is one of the proud sponsors of this important University event. Thanks to your contributions, we can continue to sponsor events such as these and others. This event took place in ...

03 Feb

Announcing the 2011 USCF All-America Team

Sponsored by Trophies Plus The USCF All-America Team is a prestigious award that started in 1988 and is given to the top players in the United States. This is a great achievement for these talented young chess players, one that ...

30 Jan

“Nakamura Wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament” – NY Times

“GM Hikaru Nakamura obtained the best performance of his life at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, positioning himself as one of the top five players in the world.” – Beatriz Marinello Visit the Tata Steel Chess Official Website for additional ...

22 Jan

“World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrates Chess at Sundance, Supports Debut of Bobby Fischer Against the World”

The U.S. Chess Trust’s Support for the World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum The U.S. Chess Trust’s support for the World Chess Hall of Fame dates all the way back to its establishment in New Windsor, NY, when current ...

21 Jan

2011 Scholar-Chessplayer Awards – Deadline March 1st, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2011 SCHOLAR CHESSPLAYER AWARD QUALIFICATIONS If you are a high school junior or senior looking for scholarship money, read on! If you are also a current USCF member and have shown outstanding merit in academics, sportsmanship, and ...

02 Jan

Dates Set for 2011 U.S. Championships

For more information, please contact: Mike Wilmering Communications Specialist Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 314.361.2437 PRESS RELEASE: Dates set for 2011 U.S. Championships SAINT LOUIS, November 30, 2010 – The 2011 U.S. Championship and 2011 U.S. ...

01 Jan

Happy New Year!

The U.S. Chess Trust would like to wish you a Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and interest in American chess!

24 Dec

Hou Yifan Is The New Women's World Chess Champion!!!

A New World Record – The Youngest Woman World Chess Champion At Age 16! In winning the Women’s World Chess Championship, the 16-year old Chinese prodigy became the youngest Woman World Chess Champion in the history of chess. She defeated ...

24 Dec

9-Year-Old Samuel Sevian Breaks the Record And Becomes The Youngest United States Chess Master!

On the Right Track Among the top-scorers for the 2010 World Youth Chess Championship was Samuel Sevian (Open U-10) from the United States who incidentally is also one of the winners of the 3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards. 9-year-old Samuel Sevian ...

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