U.S. Teams Unbeaten in First Round of Olympiad

The U.S. teams in both the Open section and the Women's section went a perfect 4-0 to breeze through round 1 of the 40th World Chess Olympiad. Both squads came into tournament play ranked 5th overall.

Saint Louis Chess Players Represent on World Stage

With two players ranked in the top 15 in the world, the United States will be well represented for the upcoming 2012 World Chess Olympiad, scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, August 27 through September 10.

Arnold wins 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

International Master Marc Arnold won the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship in the final game of a two-game playoff against Alec Getz. Marc will receive an invitation to the 2013 U.S. Championship.

Round Robins End, Arnold & Getz Enter Playoff

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship field has narrowed to just two as the Round Robins ended with some excitement.

Clear Leaders in Junior Closed Entering Round 7

As the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship winds down, the action is heating up; the competitors are feeding off the pressure as the race to first draws near to create some amazing games!

Action Heats Up in Day-2 of U.S. Junior Closed Championship

The action heated up today in the 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship as players once again demonstrated their fighting spirit. Pre-tournament favorites Conrad Holt, Darwin Yang and Marc Arnold hover near the top of the field.

U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins, Getz Leads A-Group

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship began yesterday with exciting games, excellent analysis by the commentators and a spectacular will to win amongst all competitors.

U.S. Junior Closed Championship Begins Today

The 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championships begins today, and the marquee match-up features GM-elect Conrad Holt vs IM Darwin Yang. Read on to find out more!

Field, Prizes Increased for 2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

IM Marc Arnold just secured his third GM norm at the World Open in Philadelphia and is considered to be one of the pre-tournament favorites.

The 2012 U.S. Junior Championship will feature a 16-player field and record-breaking prize fund of $18,000! The winner of the event will earn a ticket to the 2013 U.S. Championship.

Fantasy Chess Winners Announced

The winners for the the 2012 U.S. Championships Fantasy Chess promotion have been announced! Thanks to all who participated, and congrats to Toby Boas who narrowly edged out the competition on tiebreaks!