Category Archives: News

17 Jan

Bobby Fischer 1943-2008

Photo: Richard Meek/Sports Illustrated Don’t miss the article/s from A must read! First Anniversary of Bobby Fischer’s Death 17.01.2009 – “Exactly one year ago a great chess legend died, at the age of 64. Bobby Fischer was buried without ...

12 Jan

Broadway 'Chess' Checked

By Roger Catlin on January 10, 2009 9:40 AM From the Hartford Courant at Lyricist Tim Rice is excited that his recently staged concert performance of “Chess” in London is getting a showcase on PBS this year. That’s partly ...

11 Jan

In Memory of Mark C Diesen (1957-2008)

Farewell to a chess friend… Mark C Diesen was born September 16, 1957 in Buffalo, New York.  He was an American chessplayer who died on Dec. 9, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. He leaves three daughters, Amy Diesen, 19. Sarah Diesen, ...

25 Dec

Happy Holidays from the U.S. Chess Trust!

Wishing You the Very Best – Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes to All This Holiday Season!

24 Dec

"The Wonder Match" NY Times Article

By MICHAEL PATERNITI Published: December 23, 2008 “Before he was secretly buried on a dark winter morning in a lonely Icelandic churchyard at the age of 64 (there were only four people in attendance at the hastily arranged funeral) . ...

02 Nov

Help the U.S. Chess Trust Support the Chess Community – Make an Online Donation

The U.S. Chess Trust helps support many chess programs & events ! * Chess for Youth * Sets for Vets * Denker Tournament for High School Champions * World Youth Championship (October 19-31, 2008) * Collegiate Final Four * Scholar ...

01 Nov

Issue # 8 of Our Newsletter Has Gone Out! Did You Miss It? Sign Up to Receive Future Newsletters!

Issue # 8 of Our Newsletter Just Came Out! Did you miss it? Click image Below to View Sign Up To Receive Future Newsletters! Just Click the Green Sign Up Button, fill out the form and submit – it’s that ...

24 Jun

An Exclusive Interview with Harold Dondis by Jim Eade

An Exclusive Interview with Harold Dondis by Jim Eade C.T. When and where were you born? H. D. Rockand, Maine Oct.1, 1922.  I was educated in the Rockland Public Schools, Bowdoin, and Harvard Law School. C. T. How did you ...

23 Jun

A Special Thanks to Our May 2008 Donors !

A Special Thanks To Our May 2008 Donors – Your Support Helps Us Make a Difference! Remember, thanks to your donations we can provide Programs/Resources for the chess community! Ben Franklin Donors ($1,000 or more) Leroy Dubeck Mark Fins Corporate ...

21 Jun

10 Year Old Claudia Muñoz Seeking International Chess Title

10-year-old Seeking International Chess Title By Claudia Hill , Del Rio News-Herald , Published June 20, 2008 10-year-old Claudia Muñoz will be representing the United States in the upcoming Pan-American Youth Festival International Championship Chess tournament in Argentina next week. ...

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