Category Archives: Tournaments/Events

22 Aug

U.S. Blind Championships: Dan Steininger Earns U.S. Blind Title, Saulo Torres Wins Tournament

The U.S. Blind Championships were held in Pittsburgh from August 19-20. 2011. Saulo Torres earned a perfect score and won $600, but was ineligible for the title because he is from Colombia. The U.S. Blind Championship title went to Dan ...

02 Aug

The Neil Falconer Blitz Tournament

The Neil Falconer Blitz Tournament was held on Sunday, July 31st at the Mechanics’ Institute of San Francisco. The U.S. Chess Trust and the Mechanics’ Institute were co-sponsors of the event. Mr. Falconer has been a more than generous donor ...

17 Jul

U.S. Cadet Championships: Arthur Shen & Michael Bodek Finish At the Top!

Arthur Shen (NJ) and Michael Bodek (NY) were the top players at the U.S. Cadet Chess Championship in Crossville, TN which took place from July 11-15, 2011. Although they are both recognized as co-champions, Arthur won the tiebreak so he ...

02 Jul

39th Annual World Open 2011 – View and Comment on the Games!

June 28-July 4, 2011, Philadelphia, PA About the 39th Annual World Open 2011 The 39th Annual World Open will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA. The projected prize fund of the ...

01 Jul

2011 North American Youth Chess Championship

Written by WIM Beatriz Marinello The U.S. Chess Trust Co-Sponsors FIDE International Youth Event Very rarely in the United States do we host World Chess Federation (FIDE) events. With the recording breaking attendance of the 2011 North American Youth Chess ...

14 Jun

The Rentschler Foundation 2nd Annual High School Chess Championship

The 2nd Annual Rentschler Foundation High School Chess Championship to be held at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill, NJ on June 25 – 26 offers more than $21,000 in prizes. Repeat, $21,000! This is a FREE (no entry fee) ...

12 May

Robson Replaces Korchnoi for Match Play in Saint Louis

GM Ray Robson will fill in for the legendary GM Viktor Korchnoi in a match against GM Ben Finegold next week. SAINT LOUIS, May 12 — GM Viktor Korchnoi, who was originally scheduled to take on GM Ben Finegold in ...

09 May

FIDE Candidates Matches: Both Russians Are in Semi-Final

Monday, 09 May 2011 – Kramnik and Grischuk eliminated their opponents and will play for the ticket to the final on Thursday. In the tie-break matches of the Candidates Matches-2011 Round 1 Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk ...

08 May

FIDE Candidates Matches: Gelfand and Kamsky Are in Semi-Final

Sunday, 08 May 2011 Other two semi finalist will be known after tie break. After regular four games in FIDE Candidates Matches for the world championship Boris Gelfand and Gata Kamsky have qualified for the semi-final, while their opponents GM ...

06 May

2011 FIDE Candidates Matches: U.S. Chess Champion Gata Kamsky Leads with the Only Win in 1st Round!

Eight Strong GMs Compete to Qualify as Challenger for the 2012 World Champion match. U.S. Chess Champion, Gata Kamsky is one of them! From May 3-27, 2011 the FIDE Candidates matches are being held in Kazan, the capital of the ...

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