Category Archives: News

09 Apr
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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
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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
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Carlsen wins FIDE World Chess Candidates’ Tournament

FIDE.com 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
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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
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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
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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
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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. ...

02 Feb
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The 2013 U.S. Senior Open comes to New York

This Spring, the 2013 U.S. Senior Open comes to Tarrytown, New York! May 28 – June 2, 2013 The U.S. Chess Federation and Chess Educators are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2013 U.S. Senior Open. Where: Doubletree ...

01 Feb
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Get Ready! 2013 U.S. Junior Open Comes to New York.

This Spring, the 2013 U.S. Junior Open comes to Tarrytown, New York! May 31 – June 2, 2013 The U.S. Chess Federation and Chess Educators are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2013 U.S. Junior Open. Where: Doubletree ...

31 Jan
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The U.S. Chess Trust helps young chessplayers.

Published in Jan. 2013 “It was also a success for the US Chess Trust, which provided sets where they would not otherwise be.” Kingston, NY – “A chess team from Putnam Valley built on last year’s success at the 19th ...

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