USCF Press Releases

USCF Press Releases

GM Fabiano Caruana Named Liberty Science Center Ambassador

- Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:16:46 +0000

Liberty Science Center announced today the appointment of Fabiano Caruana, the number two ranked chess player in the world for most of 2015, to the position of LSC Visiting Grandmaster and Chess Works! Ambassador.

Eric Cooke Wins 2015 Florida Senior Champs

- Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:13:56 +0000

PlayFLStateChamps.gifEric Cooke won the Florida State Senior Chess Championship in Margate, Florida from July 11-12. See full details in the press release.

Casting Call: Nation's Brightest

- Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:41:44 +0000

Find details on a casting call for a new gameshow, "Nation's Brightest", "We believe that anyone who plays Chess would be awesome at this game."

2015 May UTB GM-norm and IM-norm Tournaments

- Fri, 15 May 2015 23:59:02 +0000

The University of Texas at Brownsville Chess Program is organizing GM and IM norm tournament from May 13th to 18th. Find full details in the press release.

Chicago’s Scholastic Champions Recognized by Mayor

- Sat, 09 May 2015 21:43:21 +0000

On April 15, 2015 Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council recognized Chicago's top finishers at the 6th Annual Greater Chicago K-12 Championship as City Champions.

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USCF & Internet Chess Club Join Forces to Provide Online Rated Chess!

- Mon, 12 Aug 2019 03:52:30 +0100

The Internet Chess Club (ICC) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) are delighted to announce the start of USCF online rated tournaments on the ICC.

Team USA Wins Four Medals in Greece

- Thu, 05 Nov 2015 13:30:54 +0100

Congrats to our August 2015 CL cover star Carissa Yip, who earned a silver medal at the World Youth in Greece. Congrats also to Justin Wang, David Peng and Agata Bykovtsev, who all earned bronze medals.

Alejandro on the Race for Medals in Greece

- Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:39:27 +0100

GM Alejandro Ramirez reports on the progress of Team USA in Porto Carras, Greece as the medal race intensifies.

10th Annual Transatlantic Cup Match Set for November 6

- Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:29:11 +0100

The tenth annual transatlantic match between UT Dallas and University of Belgrade goes down on Friday, November 6th. The match features six GMs on the UTD side, including UTD board #1 Aleksandar Indjic ,who will be facing IM Nikola Nestorovic.

Dragons on the Beach: Alejandro on the World Youth So Far

- Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:01:47 +0100

GM Alejandro Ramirez, one of the coaches at the World Youth Championship in Greece, writes about the first couple rounds of the intense competition, and some Dragon preparation that worked out perfectly.

Players Arrive for 2015 World Youth

- Mon, 26 Oct 2015 03:50:06 +0100

130 players from across the United States have arrived in Halkidiki, Greece, for the 2015 World Youth Chess Championships, October 24 - November 6. The US has the largest delegation for this event which has attracted 1600 players from 91 countries.

Largest US Delegation in History Travels to World Youth in Greece

- Sat, 24 Oct 2015 01:13:41 +0100

The largest World Youth delegation in US Chess history is arriving in Greece this weekend for ten days of intense competition.

Yifan Hou With Lavish Lead in Monte Carlo

- Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:57:39 +0100

In the first stage of the Women's Grand Prix in Monaco, Hou Yifan took a commanding lead. Vanessa West looks at key moments from her triumph.

Karlsson, the Original, Wins Training Tournament

- Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:09:14 +0100

GM Ian Rogers writes about the pleasures of chess by train, a tournament which began in 2011. This year's edition was won by GM Lars Karlsson, while US GM Julio Sadorra was the top seed.

The Millionaire Chess Experience

- Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:03:17 +0100

GM Cristian Chrila ruminates on the second edition of Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas, illustrated with beautiful portraits from David Llada and key moments from Chirila's games.

Armed Forces Champ & Brilliant Tactician Emory Tate, 1958-2015

- Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:59:13 +0100

Brilliant tactician, International Master and 5-time Armed Forces Champion Emory Tate died on October 17, 2015 at a chess tournament in California. He is remembered by peers and fans for his outlandish attacks and inspiring post-mortems.

Washington Chess Congress: "I Needed That Money."

- Thu, 15 Oct 2015 23:33:38 +0100

Jamaal Abdul-Alim reports on the Washington Chess Congress, which coincided with National Chess Day. He profiles Vernon McNeil, who tied for first in the Under 1700 section and said, I needed that money...