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2023 All Girls State – We Set Another Record!

Written by Ranae Bartlett Photo Credit: Scott Wilhelm The 2023 All Girls State Chess Championship was conducted at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and saw another record-setting attendance as this tournament enters its sixth year. Spons

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Updated February 23, 2023
Quick State Champions

Quick refers to the games played between 10 and 30 minutes per side. Such a time control affects only one's USCF quick ratings. While quick tournaments are often about the length of a casual game, many seasoned tournament players understand that time

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Updated August 18, 2022
Dual-Rated State Champions

Dual-rated refers to the games played between 30 and 60 minutes per side. Such a time control affects both one's USCF regular and quick ratings. This tournament often hits the sweet spot for players looking to play a full tournament in one day with a

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Updated August 12, 2022
What to Expect At Scholastic Chess Tournaments

Contributor: Jonathan Rasberry Edited - March 6th, 2022 It has been 10 years since my first chess tournament. I was finishing the 8th grade and puffed up after beating what I thought was a strong chess program my dad had on his computer. I signed

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Updated March 6, 2022
Top 5 Chess Moments Of 2021

Contributor: Isaac Snow Edited - January 27, 2022 Hey everyone! We are mere weeks into 2022, and hopefully we are primed for another big year for chess. Looking back upon the previous 2 years, 2020 was the year of the chess boom, and it was alway

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Updated January 28, 2022
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2023 All Girls State – We Set Another Record!
February 23, 2023

Written by Ranae Bartlett Photo Credit: Scott Wilhelm The 2023 All Girls State Chess Championship was conducted at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and saw another record-setting attendance as this tournament enters its sixth year. Spons

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What to Expect At Scholastic Chess Tournaments
March 6, 2022

Contributor: Jonathan Rasberry Edited - March 6th, 2022 It has been 10 years since my first chess tournament. I was finishing the 8th grade and puffed up after beating what I thought was a strong chess program my dad had on his computer. I signed

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