Category Archives: News

29 Jul

Strong Field Shaping Up for Both the 2012 Denker and Barber

By Dewain Barber The 2012 Denker Tournament of High School Champions will field the highest average top five since it was first played in 1985. The average rating of this group of players is 2406. The Barber Tournament of K-8 ...

26 Jul

2012 US Cadet Championship Ends with Four Co-Champions!

The Maryland Chess Association hosted the 2012 US Cadet Championship from July 21-23 at the Rockville Hilton. The Cadet is an invitational round robin tournament for the top USA players under 16. The tournament ended with four players tied for ...

23 Jul

2012 U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Junior Open Results

This year the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Junior Open were part of the Summer Chess Festival which was held in Houston, Texas. The Summer Chess Festival also included the Not-A-Senior-Not-A-Junior Open as well as a simul by GM ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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