Category Archives: News

Neil Falconer
02 Jun

Neil Falconer 1923-2014

We are saddened to note the passing of Neil Falconer a long time supporter of the U.S. Chess Trust. The Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco has suffered a terrible loss with the death of Neil Falconer who passed away on ...

Jacqueline Piatigorsk
16 May

Kupchik and Piatigorsky Inducted into Hall of Fame

by Harold J. Winston, U.S. Chess Trust Chairman On May 7, 2014, at the World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Museum in St. Louis, Abraham Kupchik and Jacqueline Piatigorsky were inducted by this writer into the U.S. Chess Hall ...

Long Fellow Elementary in Lorain, Ohio Chess Club
07 May

U.S. Chess Trust Managing Director Position

Barbara DeMaro is retiring from her long time position of Managing Director (MD) of the charitable US Chess Trust. We are now looking to contract out the position. The primary focus of the Trust is to provide assistance to low ...

2014 Final Four College Chess; Photo Copyright Dora Leticia
07 Apr

Webster Wins the Final Four of College Chess – Again.

New York — For the first time, the Final Four of College chess was held in New York City. The New York Athletic Club was the venue for this prestigious event and it has been confirmed as the venue for ...

2014 Chessplayer-Scholar Award Winners! Chess players shown are three of the five winners: Aleksandr, Varun and Jeevan.
06 Apr

2014 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners Announced

April 6, 2014 Official Press Release The U.S. Chess Trust Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners This year, more than 35 eligible candidates applied for the award.  The winners of the 2014 Scholar Chess Player ...

Daniel Naroditsky
11 Mar

2014 Samford Fellow: GM Daniel Naroditsky

By IM John Donaldson March 11, 2014 The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-eighth annual award, has selected Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky of Foster City, California, as its 2014 Fellow. The Samford is the richest and most important ...

2011NAYCC RD 1 by Dora Leticia 44
04 Feb

The U.S. Chess Trust is a Major Supporter of the 2014 North American Youth!

The North American Youth Chess Championship returns to the USA! ( JUNE 12-16, 2014 ) Jan. 8, 2014 PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK – The North American Youth Chess Championship returns to the USA! (JUNE 12-16, 2014) DATES: June 12-16, 2014 ...

Anand vs Carlsen, Photo Credit FIDE, World Chess Federation
22 Nov

Magnus Carlsen is the new World Chess Champion! Magnus Carlsen of Norway became the new World Chess Champion after defeating the previous champion Viswanathan Anand of India by 6,5-3,5 in the match that was held from 7th November in Chennai, India. The last 10th game (out of ...

19 Oct

Fred (Chris) Reams

We lost one of our beloved chess members, Fred (Chris) Reams. Our deepest sympathy to Vesna and her family.” The U.S. Chess Trust

GM Alejandro Ramirez, Photo Credit, Saint Louis Chess Club USChess Champs.
30 Aug

2014 Annual Samford Fellowship Announced

Frank P. Samford, Jr. Chess Fellowship The Frank P. Samford Jr. Chess Fellowship is pleased to announce its twenty eighth consecutive annual award. The Fellowship was created by the late Frank P. Samford of Birmingham, Alabama to advance the game ...

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