Category Archives: News

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 ...

16 Apr

2013 Inductions Announced for World Chess Hall of Fame

By Mike Wilmering April 16, 2013 Media Contact: Mike Wilmering Communications Specialist Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis 314.361.CHESS (2437) For Immediate Release April 16, 2013 (St. Louis, MO) – An induction ceremony on May 2, 2013, ...

15 Apr

2013 Scholar Chess Player Award Winners Announced

April 15, 2013 Official Press Release The U.S. Chess Trust Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The winners of the 2013 Scholar Chess Player Awards were announced at the Supernationals (Nashville, TN) by Harold Winston, US Chess Trust Chairman, and Sunil Weeramantry, ...

09 Apr

Webster University Wins the Final Four of Chess. The U.S. Chess Trust is a Proud Sponsor.

The U.S. Chess Trust is a proud sponsor of this event! When I represented the University of Massachusetts in the 1975 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Championships, the idea of attending college on a chess scholarship seemed like a pipe dream. Now, rival ...

03 Apr

World School Chess Championships 2013

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 21:51 The FIDE Chess Academy of Thessaloniki, World Chess Federation (FIDE), International School Chess Union (ISCU) and the Greek Chess Federation have the honour of inviting all National chess federations and eligible players to take part ...

02 Apr

Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament Magnus Carlsen won the FIDE Candidates’ Tournament in London on Monday after a bizarre finish of what has become a historic event for chess. Both the Norwegian and the other leader, Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, unexpectedly lost their game ...

23 Mar

Seminars at the SuperNationals

Spectators, parents and friends who aren’t participating will still have plenty to do at SuperNationals V. See the full schedule of seminars and special guest appearances at SuperNationals V (April 5-7, Nashville), including a National Anthem rendition by Rebecca Holden and ...

19 Mar

2013 Samford Fellowship Awarded to GM Sam Shankland

By IM John Donaldson March 19, 2013 The FRANK P. SAMFORD, JR. CHESS FELLOWSHIP, marking its twenty-seventh annual award, has selected Grandmaster Sam Shankland of Orinda, California, as its 2013 Fellow. The Samford is the richest and most important chess ...

09 Mar

Bobby Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

Today, Bobby Fischer, an American chess legend, would have turned 70. March 9, 2013 – Robert James “Bobby” Fischer was an American grandmaster and the 11th World Chess Champion. He was one of the greatest chess players of all time. ...

06 Mar

Barber on Chess & Travel: Guatemala

By Dewain Barber March 6, 2013 Dewain Barber, founder of the K-8 Barber Championships, held each year in conjunction with the Denker tournament of High School champions and US Open, writes about finding chess on his recent trip to Guatemala. ...

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