Category Archives: News

Webster University Final Four Chess Champion
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 ...

Carlsen, 2013 FIDE Candidates Match, Photos courtesy
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 ...

2013 SuperNationals
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 ...

Bobby kissed by a horse, Iceland 1972, Photograph by Harry Benson CBE, World Chess Hall of Fame Exhibit
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. ...

Ivanov was the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Winner. Photo: 2011 U.S. Chess Champs, Robson vs Ivanov, Courtesy Saint Louis Chess Club
02 Feb

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 ...

Karthik Ramachandran, 2012 U.S. Junior Open, Photo USCF
01 Feb

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 ...

Pictured are, l to r, Frank Bubbico, Dylan Csencsits, Diego Vasquez, Serhiy Solovyov, Mason Chicotka, Michael Fitzmaurice, Casey Dath, Joshua Morales, Zachary Fitzmaurice (2014 rookie), Mr G, Kelby Dath, Ivan Caposito, Sam France, Victoria Spitzer, and Joseph Raetzer.
31 Jan

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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