2019 FIDE World Cup /Rd2″ Five American players advance to Round 2 …  “Game One ” they combine a score of  1.5/5     [YIKES] [ Sam Shankland lost in tiebreaks Rd1 ]     Rd2/G1 Abasov, Nijat – Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1/2 -1/2 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6… Continue reading

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12

79th Tata Steel Challengers / Round 12 Going into Rd 12 Jeffery Xiong was the leader by a half point. Today he was defeated by Norwegian GM Aryan Tari . Xiong is now tied with Ilia Smirin for third place with a score of 8/12. Victories today for Markus Ragger (8.5) and Gawain Jones (8.5) can enjoy half… Continue reading

2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship The nation’s elite junior chess players are coming back to Saint Louis, the nation’s Chess Capital, this summer as the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) hosts the U.S. Junior Closed Championship July 7-18, 2016. The event is the most prestigious chess… Continue reading