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International Master Marc Arnold, 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship, Photo Courtesy
16 Jul

Arnold wins 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

By Mike Wilmering July 16, 2012 SAINT LOUIS (July 16, 2012) – In the closing ceremony last night, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned International Master Marc Arnold, 19, of New York City, the 2012 ...

Nakamura Tata Steel Chess
15 Jul

2012 World Chess Olympiad: USA Team

2012 World Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey will take place from August 27th – Sept. 10 2012. The World Chess Olympiad is a biennial event organized by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, that pits countries from all over the world ...

10 Jul

40th Annual World Open Results

GM Ivan Sokolov becomes the 2012 World Open Champion 40th Annual World Open / July 2-8, 2012, Philadelphia, PA QUOTE FROM OFFICIAL SITE: “GMs Ivan Sokolov and Alex Shabalov finished at the top of the Open Section standings, both finishing ...

30 Jun

Denker/Barber Events: World Youth Qualifiers

By Dewain Barber On August 4, 2012 in Vancouver, Washington the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions will get underway. Each state is permitted to have one representative for each event with ...

13 Jun

Blitz Showdown Between Karpov, Seirawan

By Jennifer Shahade June 13, 2012 SAINT LOUIS, June 13, 2011 — Both classical games in the Anatoly Karpov-Yasser Seirawan match were drawn, but not without two long fights. The match between legends is underway at the Chess Club and ...

2011NAYCC Alena Kats by Dora Leticia ©
05 Jun

Qualifiers for 2012 Pan American Youth

By Jerry Nash FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Official Press Release 5 June 2012 Press Release #35 of 2012 Contact: Jerry Nash USCF Director of Special Projects The following players qualified as official representatives in their age categories at the 2012 ...

01 Jun

Brooklyn Castle – The Film

Synopsis of the film Intermediate School 318 in Brooklyn, New York, is housed in a squat concrete building on a dingy inner-city block. The school’s exterior offers little to impress but, in room 319, something extraordinary is happening. Over the ...

I.S. 318, Elizabeth Vicary and Students, Photo by Dora Leticia ©
31 May

Elizabeth Vicary Interview by Beatriz Marinello

Brooklyn Castle – The Film Brooklyn Castle – The Film is a documentary that follows five chess team members from I.S. 318 for one year, and documents their challenges and triumphs both on and off the chessboard. I.S. 318 has ...

30 May

World Champion Viswanathan Anand Retains the Title

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 18:32 The tie-break of the match for FIDE World Champion was played on 30 May at the State Tretyakov Gallery’s Engineering Building 12 games with classical time control ended in a draw 6:6, so the ...

Irina Krush,  2012 US Chess Championship Winner, Photo Courtesy
21 May

Krush Beats Zatonskih to Win U.S. Women’s Championship

PRESS RELEASE By FM Mike Klein IM Irina Krush won both games of yesterday’s rapid playoff match to become the 2012 U.S. Women’s Champion. Playing black, Krush beat defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih in the first encounter, then survived several ...

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