Category Archives: News

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

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 ...

19 Jul

U.S.A. – China Match

The Chinese Chess Federation invited the United States to send a five person men’s team and a five person women’s team to compete in a China – USA match from July 18 – 28 in Ningbo, China. Beatriz Marinello helped ...

15 Jul

GM Ivanov is U.S. Senior champion in 4 way tie

Article by Beatriz Marinello and Nathan Resika. Photos by Dora Leticia © The U.S. Senior Open was held in Tarrytown, NY, from May 28th through June 2nd. The six round event drew a 57 player field including 2 Grandmasters, 2 ...

05 Jun

Record Breaking Attendance at the 2013 U.S. Junior Open!

Report by Beatriz Marinello Photo Credit: All photos by Dora Leticia © Justus Williams wins the 2013 U.S. Junior Open Chess Championship! The 2013 U.S. Junior Open, which took place in Tarry Town, New York (May 31 – June 2nd) ...

03 May

Youth Movement at 2013 U.S. Championships

By FM Mike Klein For a good percentage of the field at the 2013 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, victory would mean fame, a huge payday, and a soft-drink with dinner. That’s because many competitors of both tournaments are ...

03 May

Pairings Set for 2013 U.S. Championships

For more information, please contact: Mike Wilmering Communications Specialist Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 314.361.2437 Pairings set for 2013 U.S. Championships By FM Mike Klein SAINT LOUIS (May 3, 2013) — The opening ceremony of the ...

02 May

Players Honored by Induction into the U.S. Chess and World Chess Halls of Fame

“This is a huge honor and the culmination of my professional chess life,” Kaidanov said. U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Inductions “The U.S. Chess Federation Hall of Fame Committee considers and sends candidates for the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame ...

01 May

GM Timur Gareev Defeats 29 in Blindfold Simul

By Mike Wilmering SAINT LOUIS (May 1, 2013) — It took 10 hours and 39 minutes for Grandmaster Timur Gareev to topple the final king and leave the chess community in Saint Louis dazed and amazed. On Tuesday, GM Gareev ...

30 Apr

A History of the Samford Fellowship

by John Donaldson Few if any ideas have had as large an impact on American chess as that of the Samford Chess Fellowship. Conceived by the late Frank P. Samford Jr., the vision was to create world class players who ...

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